Access Pass - Reduced Pricing
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) believes recreation is for everyone. We know that the price of programs and activities prevents some community members from being able to participate. Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy) we can offer new payment options for people who live within the City of Portland. City of Portland residents can register for a free Access Pass to receive an ongoing discount of 25, 50, 75, or 90% based on financial need. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment. No proof of income is required.
How to sign up for activities, classes, and offerings
Spring registration is now open. Summer registration begins Wednesday, May 17. While some registrations can be done in-person or by phone, the fastest option is to sign up online.
PP&R is experiencing staffing shortages at all levels, including customer service and registration support – vacancies and illness. As such, the bureau is encouraging online registration in place of calling or signing up in person. The bureau recognizes that this is not an ideal option for everyone and is reassigning some personnel to assist with phone and in-person summer registration efforts.
To accommodate more people during the staffing and capacity challenges facing Portland Parks & Recreation, we are opening summer registration for four weeks at a time per the below schedule.
Fall activities run from October 2 through December 29, 2023
- September 6 at 12:30pm for activities that start the week of October 2
- October 12 at 9:30am for activities that start the week of November 6 (including winter break camps that take place December 18–December 29)
General Registration: Register online, over the phone through the Customer Service Center (503-823-2525), or by calling or visiting a recreation or arts center.
Early Registration: As part of our Parks Levy commitment, we are working to improve access for underserved communities, which include but are not limited to people of color, seniors, teens, households experiencing poverty, immigrants and refugees, and people living with disabilities. PP&R provides information to local community organizations who share early registration opportunities with their community members. 50% of activity space is available during this period.
Interested organizations can email email@example.com to register as partners or to learn more.
Partner organizations and their community members can inquire about early registration through the Customer Service Center (503-823-2525) or by calling or visiting a recreation or arts center.
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers and pools are open for drop-in activities including swimming and fitness. Additional activities, including TeenForce drop-in, are available. All programming, participant capacity limits, and locations are subject to change based on the most current public health guidance.
PP&R also offers a variety of activities for you to sign up to participate in. Activities, including swim lessons, sports, art classes, music lessons, school break camps, Adaptive & Inclusive recreation, and Lifelong Recreation, will open for enrollment on the following dates (in-person and virtual options available):
Create an account
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) uses an online registration system for all the amazing camps, classes, and programs available to you and your family. To register for PP&R activities, you'll first need to create an online account.
Need help creating an account? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.
- Crear una cuenta en línea de Portland Parks & Recreation
- Как создать свой аккаунт на сайте Управления парков Портленда
Search for a class or activity
Once you have an account, follow this video's step-by-step instructions and captions to search for and sign up for activities.
- How to search for a Portland Parks & Recreation activity and sign up online
- Cómo buscar una actividad de Portland Parks & Recreation e inscribirse en línea
- Как зарегистрироваться на занятия и мероприятия Управления парков Портленда
Portland Parks & Recreation’s developing civil rights page offers information related to making programming more accessible and inclusive.