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Whitaker Ponds Nature Park Celebration and Dedication

Completed improvements enhance nature park access; more enhancements coming.

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New Year in the Park – A Celebration of Southeast Asian Culture Saturday, April 28

Join us for New Year in the Park on Saturday, April 28, 2018 – A Celebration of Southeast Asian Culture and Heritage

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Washington Park FREE shuttle starts Saturday, April 1, for 2017 peak season

The FREE Washington Park shuttle service is back for spring and summer 2017

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Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants – a free, community event

An evening of multicultural music and dancing; free and open to all

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Join us for PP&R Arbor Day 2018: a FREE, family-friendly festival on Saturday, April 21

Free family fun with supervised tree climbing, arts and crafts, and more.

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Applications accepted now for the 2018 EAGLE Caddie Program

Scholarship opportunities over $100,000 are possible through the program to selected, qualified participants.

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Portland Public Golf program helps send four students to University of Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation announces winners of full college scholarships; applications accepted for EAGLE Caddie program

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Updated Master Plan approved for Portland’s iconic Washington Park

City Council approves vision for a more bike and pedestrian-friendly, accessible destination with an improved park experience.

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PP&R sustainability efforts help City move towards cleaner energy

Bureau earns significant rebates, reinvested in yet more energy efficient projects; PP&R efforts mean less need for maintenance, and lower costs

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New playground, Portland Loo, at Ventura Park

Portland Parks & Recreation completes another Parks Replacement Bond project and expects a formal grand opening this spring.

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Luuwit View Park Now Open in NE Portland

Nearly 1000 Portland households gain access to a park for the first time; Portland Parks & Recreation invites all to the Grand Opening of Portland’s newest park on Saturday, October 21

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INDYCAR returns to the Rose City

Green Savoree Racing Promotions, INDYCAR, and Portland Parks & Recreation announce 2018 race at Portland International Raceway

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PP&R's Som Subedi named 2017 Park Champion of the Year

Portland Parks & Recreation recognized at 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans

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PP&R and Under Armour celebrate new soccer field at Lents Park

Under Armour funded entire project; new playground coming soon also, thanks to the Parks Replacement Bond

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Join the Walk with Refugees and Immigrants, Sunday, August 20

The event aims to celebrate Portland’s compassionate, generous and welcoming spirit towards refugees & immigrants.

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PP&R closes outdoor pools for August 3 and 4; some day camps canceled

Closures, cancelations, other weather/air quality impacts for Thursday, August 3, 2017 and beyond

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Stay cool for FREE at several PP&R community centers

Select centers and hours only. See list. PP&R also offers swimming pools, park fountains and splash pads, Poet’s Beach on the Willamette

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HEAT WAVE - PP&R pools, community centers, fountains, splash pads, and more!

This week, Portland is expecting record-breaking heat. Safety is the top priority of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), and we make every effort to keep our classes, camps, and activities running safely during the heat. Read on for details, info, and safety tips.

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Colwood Golf Center Grand Reopening July 30, 2017

Join PP&R and KemperSports to celebrate the new Colwood Golf Center, a public golf facility and course.

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