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PP&R Director Mike Abbaté named to NRPA Board of Directors

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to parks and recreation nationwide.

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PP&R Outdoor Pools open for summer swimming starting Tuesday, June 20

FREE Learn to Swim Lessons are next week- sign up in-person only

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Join the First Splash at Poet’s Beach on July 13; see the Mayor swim!

Portland's first downtown river swimming beach opens

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PP&R, Comcast, present the 2017 Summer Free For All Field Day Celebration Kickoff

Free Lunch + Play program expects to distribute more than 110,000 free lunches to Portland youth

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Centennial School District, PP&R, plan Portland’s newest Community Garden

The garden, at Lynch Wood Elementary School, is expected to be complete in the autumn of 2017

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PP&R opens 52nd Portland Community Garden

Kingsley Community Garden becomes Portland’s 52nd Site for Growing Healthy, Local, Fresh Food

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Portland Parks & Recreation playing fields back open for all uses

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) announces that all grass playing fields (for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, etc.) as well as baseball and softball fields citywide are now open for all permitted games, practices, and drop-in play as of Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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Duniway Park and track now reopen for use

Duniway Park now has a new turf athletic field, available for year-round use, and a new track with new lighting (at runner level, rather than big stadium lights) to enhance use after dark.

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New Lents Park turf soccer field open for year-round use

The new Lents Park turf athletic field is available for drop-in play or to be reserved for league/rental use.

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PP&R and Leave No Trace present a FREE community event in Forest Park on Friday, June 23

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is partnering with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to host a community event and other educational activities the week of June 19-26, 2017.

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Portland Parks & Recreation, Under Armour Begin Partnership

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Playing Field Conditions Update for May 1

Fields east of the Willamette River now open for both practices AND games

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Argay Park Tennis Court Restoration starts in June 2017

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, construction will begin in June to restore all four existing tennis courts at Argay Park, NE 141st Avenue and Failing Street

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Portland Parks & Recreation presents New Year in the Park 2017

Third annual celebration of Cambodian, Thai, Laotian and Burmese cultures

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UPDATED - Most PP&R playing fields reopen for permitted games only

CondItions vary citywide

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Eastbank Esplanade REOPENED

PP&R temporarily closed the floating portion of the Eastbank Esplanade due to extremely high Willamette River water levels.

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PP&R invites comments on Washington Park Master Plan

Make your mark on the future of Washington Park! Share your opinions on potential concepts to shape the park over the coming decades.

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PP&R presents Arbor Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is proud to present Portland’s annual Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10am-3pm at Mt. Scott Park in southeast Portland.

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PP&R presents a free community event - Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants

An evening of multicultural music and dancing, an opportunity to honor organizations and individuals who have welcomed new Portlanders, a chance to show support for the refugee and immigrant community.

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