Updated COVID-19 safety guidance starting November 18, 2020
To help protect our community from the rapid spread of COVID-19, PP&R is following guidance from public health authorities and instructions from elected officials. For detailed information, please visit portland.gov/parks/covid-19-updates.
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.
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.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Natural Area Stewardship program works with volunteers of all ages to help enhance and restore Portland Parks natural areas, to 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.
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.