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Who we are, and what we do at Portland Parks & Recreation.
All Portland Parks & Recreation community centers and pools are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. All on-site 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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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.
Portland Parks & Recreation engages the next generation of environmental leaders through volunteer naturalist training, paid work programs, nature-based camps, field trips, guided walks, and stewardship. The following is a list of Environmental Education volunteer and employment opportunities.

Equity & Inclusion

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Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services.

Fitness in the Park

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Portland Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park helps community members achieve their fitness goals while adhering to physical distancing recommendations and connecting to nature in our parks. All fitness levels are welcome.
A five-year plan for forwarding racial equity within Portland Parks & Recreation
Learn more about the Portland Parks & Recreation friends and partnership programs.
Portland Parks & Recreation posts information on closures, delays, and cancellation affecting our sites and programs during inclement weather.
Ladybug Nature Walks take place in Portland's parks and natural areas. They are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who want to explore in nature with a trained educator. Children attend with an adult who assists in guiding them along as they explore.
PP&R is continually identifying opportunities and gathering information for potential park acquisitions. Community nominations are one of the ways that PP&R learns about these opportunities.