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PP&R celebrates our teammates - meet Danielle Solomon

This is a profile of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Recreation staffer Danielle Solomon! It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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Meet PP&R SUN School Supervisor Curtis Scott

This is a profile of PP&R SUN School supervisor Curtis Scott. It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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PP&R celebrates our teammates – meet Shawn Lindsey

Meet Shawn Lindsey, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Athletic Field Turf Maintenance Supervisor. This series highlights our staff as part of the PP&R commemoration of #BlackHistoryMonth (February). You can read the full series at portland.gov/parks/news

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PP&R celebrates our teammates - meet Director Adena Long

This is a profile of PP&R Director Adena Long. It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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PP&R celebrates our teammates - meet Malcolm Hoover

This is a profile of PP&R Community Engagement Team staffer Malcolm Hoover. It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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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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PP&R celebrates our teammates during Black History Month - meet Amourie Downing

This is a profile of widely-admired and longtime PP&R Recreation division staffer Amourie Downing. It's part of a series that highlights key staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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Colwood Golf Center wins National Player Development Award

Colwood Golf Center, part of Portland Parks & Recreation, received the 2022 Player Development Award this week from the National Golf Course Owners of Association (NGCOA).

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New Director Park art exhibit illuminates efforts to support local artists and activate downtown plaza

The Director Park kiosk art exhibit is now on display through April 29, 2022. It features local artist Mike Bennett’s “A to Zoo” and "A, B, Sea" exhibits, surrounded in a weather-changing lighting environment.

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Completion of Better Naito Forever means the return of PP&R’s world-famous Mill Ends Park

The world-famous Mill Ends Park has moved to a new location as the City completes permanent bike, sidewalk improvements nearby. The park is celebrated internationally for its quirky history and existence.

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PP&R removes two potentially hazardous trees from North Park Blocks

The bureau will remove two maple trees from the North Park Blocks to protect public safety. Citywide park and natural area tree maintenance work will increase in coming year thanks to Parks Local Option Levy, with thanks to Portland voters.

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Portland Parks & Recreation offers tree care tips for winter

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Urban Forestry division staff say that the approach of winter is an important time to care for trees in your home and adjacent right-of-way.

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Join PP&R at a family-friendly tree planting kickoff event and Arbor Day celebration

Arts and crafts, hundreds of tree plantings in SE Portland’s Lents Park and neighborhood

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PP&R’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) proposed as a center for Black arts and culture

Feasibility Study for community-led vision moving forward thanks to Parks Local Option Levy.

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Free yard trees for all Portlanders continue mission of PP&R’s Urban Forestry

Five yard tree giveaway events begin September 25, 2021, where Portland neighbors can register in advance for free trees for their yard. This is part of Portland Parks & Recreation's mission to grow, preserve, and protect the city's urban forest.

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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

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Columbia Indoor Pool must remain closed until further notice due to life-safety hazards for building occupants

The structure is nearing the end of its useful life, and PP&R must prioritize public safety while determining the next steps for Columbia Indoor Pool.

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Reopening community centers and pools – What to expect in 2021

After summer 2021, when public health guidance allows, PP&R will be excited to fully reopen community centers and pools to the public. For now, the bureau is excited to restore summer programming through the Parks Levy.

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Portland Parks & Recreation Releases Recommended Draft Plan for the South Park Blocks

The Recommended Draft emerges from three phases of robust public involvement that began over two years ago, including extensive community engagement and outreach, and is the first effort to create an integrated, holistic plan and design to guide decisions about the twelve South Park Blocks.

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