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Who we are, and what we do at Portland Parks & Recreation.
All Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. All indoor recreation activities are canceled until further notice. Please reference the amenities list on this page for complete details.
Welcome to the main employment page for Portland Parks & Recreation. Check back here often for interviewing opportunities, job fairs, and openings.
Portland voters have approved the Parks Local Option Levy. This means that 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.
Find and review Parks Construction and Planning Projects with project information, estimated timelines, and contacts. 
The City is responsible for Portland's streets, parks, water, storm drains and garbage collection, which can all be impacted by winter weather. Up-to-date winter weather information will help you prepare for – and get through – the next snowpocalypse.
View and register for Portland Parks & Recreation classes and activities through our online system.
Portland, we miss you. We are excited to announce a new way to stay and play - videos made by staff to bring programs directly to you.
Be aware that rain and high water can leave trails and roads a bit of a mess with hazards like downed trees, landslides, and flooding. Portland Parks & Recreation addresses weather-related impacts as soon as resources allow.
We offer a variety of fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities at sites across the city! Volunteer coaches, teacher aides, and mentors are always needed in our youth programs - and the parks, gardens, and natural areas welcome extra hands.
This page is provided for internal PP&R field crews and other staff that may need to go into the field during air quality events. There are three sections that all staff are required to review.
Within the American with Disability Act (ADA), a person with a disability or special need who desires assistance with registration and/or participation in general PP&R programs can contact Inclusion Services at 503-823-4333 or 711 (TRS).
Portland Parks & Recreation encourages the use of parkland as a research laboratory in areas such as urban ecology and recreation, especially where research results can help build our knowledge base related to our parks and/or their management.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is always looking for motivated and responsible individuals to join our aquatics staff. We offer lifeguard certification, swim instructor training, and water fitness instructor training classes year-round.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) maintains a variety of sports fields across the city. These include soccer, football, baseball, and softball fields. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields.
When voters supported the Parks Replacement Bond, they also approved forming a committee of community members to oversee how their dollars are spent.
Celebrate Black Portlanders is a Stay and Play Video Series production from Portland Parks & Recreation

Commercial Activity

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Permits primarily for a business endeavor, whether offering classes/camps or vending food/equipment.

Community Centers

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COVID-19 Update: All Portland Parks & Recreation Community Centers are temporarily closed and all indoor recreation activities are canceled until further notice.
All PP&R recreation community center activities are canceled until further notice.
Portland Parks & Recreation strives to make our community centers, parks, natural areas, and recreation facilities a place where you and your family can feel as welcome, comfortable and safe as possible. We direct all patrons and employees to comply with the law and Portland City Code Chapter 20.12
We offer permits for a wide variety of activities, from weddings and picnics to sports field and gym use, on Portland Parks & Recreation properties.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) recognizes that in order to achieve equity throughout the bureau, a well-coordinated effort across and at all levels of the organizations is necessary. The role of the DEC is integral in creating a link between the employees, management and city leadership.