News and notices
Call for Proposals: Space Use Grants Available for Musicians
Individual musicians, groups, organizations and clubs are encouraged to apply for free or discounted use of Portland Parks & Recreation’s venerable Community Music Center (CMC) for rehearsal, practice and/or performance.
Portland Parks & Recreation Removes Older Park Light Posts, Plans Replacement as Funding Allows
The Bureau is removing a portion of light poles in 12 City parks that have been identified as having structural anchoring issues that could pose life and safety hazards to the public.
Parks Levy Allows PP&R to Perform Proactive Park Tree Maintenance
Parks Bureau begins work to improve park tree health and extend their lives, thanks to Portland voters.
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
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.
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.
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.
Portland Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio directs investments in several Portland Parks & Recreation projects
Portland Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio directs investments in several Portland Parks & Recreation projects: announces planning for a new aquatic center, playground expansion, skatepark, and more.
Portland Voters Approve Parks Operating Levy
Portland Parks & Recreation will now be able to maintain neighborhood parks appropriately, improve access and safety, provide equitable recreation programs, and proactively care for its natural areas and urban forest.