Offering community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for children, teens, and adults who have a disability and/or special needs. Our services are designed to assist people in developing and using their leisure time.
Portland Community Gardens have provided Portlanders with opportunities for improved physical and social well-being since 1975. There are 60 PP&R Community Gardens located throughout Portland, developed and operated by volunteers and Bureau staff, and offering a variety of activities.
We offer outdoor programs that focus on stewardship and nature connection. All programs meet in our parks and natural areas. For children and families, we have field trips, summer camps, and guided walks. For teens and young adults, we have stewardship, nature education, and jobs in natural areas.
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.