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New Red Electric Bridge is now open in Southwest Portland

The Red Electric Bridge, a part of the Red Electric Trail is now completed and ready for use. The Red Electric Bridge is located in Southwest Portland between SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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PP&R study shows Portland's urban forest is in decline since 2015

Findings show first tree canopy decline since 2000; tree preservation and planting efforts remain top City priority.

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Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland

The City of Portland is preparing to bring back the beloved Thompson Elk, which has been safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.

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Portland Parks & Recreation begins construction on new, more inclusive Gabriel Park playground

The new, much larger play area will be more accessible to people of all abilities and will have play elements that are unique in the PP&R system.

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Portland Parks & Recreation’s Creston Park playground renovations, ADA improvements are complete

New playground, ADA features complete - made possible by 2014 Parks Bond, System Development Charges

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