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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

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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

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Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio allocates additional $5 million to future North Portland Aquatic Center

Key project moves forward for site selection, programming, and design

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PP&R receives Metro funding for three projects

Bureau's Planning team wrote and submitted three successful grants, each will improve transportation and access

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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.

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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.

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Volunteers needed for Portland Parks & Recreation’s 19th annual No Ivy Day

Have fun and help protect Portland’s treasured parks and natural areas

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PP&R teams up with Portland Trail Blazers and Nike to revitalize basketball courts:

McCoy Park's court just refreshed, Dawson Park is next!

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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.

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PP&R launches translation style guide and glossaries

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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.

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PP&R commemorates Parks and Recreation Professionals Day

Portland Parks & Recreation Director Adena Long celebrates Parks and Recreation professionals across the Rose City today as part of the National Recreation and Parks Association's nationwide commemoration.

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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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PP&R to award community grants: City increases collaboration with community organizations through Parks Levy funding

The grants will expand PP&R’s capacity to reach underserved communities and center equity, particularly working to better serve: Black People, Indigenous People, People of Color, Immigrants and Refugees, families earning low incomes, LGBTQIA+ people, and individuals living with disabilities

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PP&R presents the First Annual East Portland Summer Arts Festival

Free and open to all. Rose City native esperanza spalding headlines July festival at Ventura Park - the first annual event's theme is music and expression.

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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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UPDATE: Temporary, partial closure of PP&R’s Eastbank Esplanade ends June 17, 2022

The floating portion of the walkway will reopen on the morning of June 17, 2022, as river levels have dropped. The area was temporarily closed and marked with signage and fencing.

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Portland Parks & Recreation outdoor pools to open amid aquatics staff shortage

The seven outdoor pools open June 22, 2022, for summer; joining four indoor, year-round facilities. PP&R seeks lifeguards and swim instructors!

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PP&R's Summer Free For All Returns for 2022 with FREE Movies, Concerts, Free Lunch + Play, and More

Free, family-friendly, and fun activities and events return for summer of 2022, including the first-ever East Portland Summer Arts Festival at Ventura Park.

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PP&R summer registration beginning; Portlanders needed to help fill staff openings

Some programs are being modified to respond to a lack of capacity. Apply and help PP&R offer a full array of programs this summer!

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