Call for Proposals: Space Use Grants Available for Musicians
Individual musicians, groups, organizations and clubs are encouraged to apply for free or discounted use of Portland Parks & Recreation’s venerable Community Music Center (CMC) for rehearsal, practice and/or performance.
Portland city offices remain closed Friday; winter weather resources available
Following a winter weather event that began Feb. 23, 2023, City of Portland offices will remain closed for in-person services Friday, Feb. 24.
Portland Parks & Recreation Removes Older Park Light Posts, Plans Replacement as Funding Allows
The Bureau is removing a portion of light poles in 12 City parks that have been identified as having structural anchoring issues that could pose life and safety hazards to the public.
Portland Parks & Recreation facing staffing issues, continues to recruit for full-time, part-time, and seasonal work
Portland's parks bureau opens recruitment for full-time and part-time jobs across the PP&R system with immediate openings, as well as many positions available for summer 2023.
PP&R is recruiting high school freshmen students for EAGLE Caddie Program
Now through Friday, April 28, 2023. Opportunities for summer employment; qualifying participants can apply for a full college scholarship to the University of Oregon.
Columbia Pool in North Portland to Remain Closed Permanently
After 93 years of serving North Portland, Columbia Pool will permanently close due to life-safety hazards and diminishing structural integrity.
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Parks Levy Allows PP&R to Perform Proactive Park Tree Maintenance
Parks Bureau begins work to improve park tree health and extend their lives, thanks to Portland voters.
Commissioner Rubio Directs More PP&R Projects to Move Forward
Five projects funded with System Development Charges, not tax dollars
Wilson Outdoor Pool to be renamed Ida B. Wells-Barnett Outdoor Pool
PP&R's popular recreational facility now bears the name of noted civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
Community-led vision for Portland Parks & Recreation’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) moves forward
Artists selected for inaugural Grant and Residency program at IFCC, proposed to be a center for Black arts and culture; feasibility study planned
Portland Parks & Recreation delivers on promises to Levy voters with enhanced park services
Voter-approved Parks Levy makes PP&R services possible citywide; first Annual Report released
Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio allocates additional $5 million to future North Portland Aquatic Center
Key project moves forward for site selection, programming, and design
PP&R receives Metro funding for three projects
Bureau's Planning team wrote and submitted three successful grants, each will improve transportation and access
Join Portland Parks & Recreation for Portland Arbor Day 2022
Take part in volunteer tree plantings to help increase the city’s tree canopy on Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Glenwood Park in East Portland.
PP&R giving away 2000 free trees in annual Yard Tree Giveaway
Advance registration is required for series of events; Bureau to distribute 2000 trees this year.
Volunteers needed for Portland Parks & Recreation’s 19th annual No Ivy Day
Have fun and help protect Portland’s treasured parks and natural areas
PP&R teams up with Portland Trail Blazers and Nike to revitalize basketball courts:
McCoy Park's court just refreshed, Dawson Park is next!
Levy-funded Access Pass to reduce cost as a barrier for PP&R programs
Parks Local Option Levy provides financial assistance to recreation and Environmental Education programs regardless of income level.
PP&R launches translation style guide and glossaries
PP&R prepares to manage invasive, destructive pest: Emerald Ash Borer found in metro area
Members of the public and tree care experts can take measures to slow its spread and protect trees.