Wildfires and Fire Danger

PublicAlerts.org's Wildfire 2020 includes evacuation and shelter information. Sign up for alerts. A burn ban is in effect.


Arts and Culture

Grants, opportunities, and events related to the arts in Portland.

Community Gardens

Since 1975 Community Gardens has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Portland. There are 57 community gardens located throughout the city, developed and operated by volunteers and PP&R staff, offering a variety of activities.

Environmental Education

Offering diverse environmental experiences in our city's parks and natural areas. Classes, guided walks, camps, volunteer opportunities, naturalist training, trail/tree maintenance jobs, and special events focus on the stewardship and connection to nature.

Natural Areas Volunteer Stewardship

Portland Parks & Recreation's Natural Area Stewardship program works with volunteers to help restore our natural areas to encourage native species regeneration, provide habitat to wildlife and insects, and provide safe trails to park visitors.


Our Nature and Land Stewardship Division focuses on maintaining the natural resources within the network of parks and natural areas located in Portland. There are many volunteer opportunities that support the natural habitat and sustainability in each park.


COVID-19 Update: All Portland Parks & Recreation Community Centers are temporarily closed and all indoor recreation activities are canceled through September 2020. This date is subject to change.

Sports Program

Portland Parks & Recreation offers sports programs and activities for many levels and interests. Browse these options to see the full selection of offerings.


Portland Parks & Recreation offers exciting programs and activities for teens citywide! TeenForce strives to reflect the energy and excitement of the teens themselves in the awesome trips, classes, drop-in activities, events, and volunteer/service learning outings we program.