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Who we are, and what we do at Portland Parks & Recreation.

COVID-19 Advisories

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Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19.
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. 
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.
From road closures to home heating tips, the City of Portland can help you stay safe when severe weather hits. We're responsible for your streets, parks, water, storm drains and garbage collection, which can all be impacted by winter weather. Up-to-date winter weather information can be found here.
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.
PP&R has launched a community process to identify new names for A Park and Wilson Outdoor Pool in southwest Portland.

PP&R (Parques y Recreación de Portland) ha empezado un proceso comunitario para identificar nuevos nombres para A Park y Wilson Outdoor Pool en el suroeste de Portland.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to establishing a more financially sustainable direction, that aligns equitable service and funding levels – for the long term.

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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.
The pandemic has led to a substantial increase in the amount of trash, graffiti, and vandalism in the city. The city’s recovery will require that these issues be addressed holistically and comprehensively by engaging multiple bureaus and community organizations.
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.