Storm damage recovery

Services, Guides, and Information

167 services and resources found
Nature Day Camps create ways for children to connect to nature through outdoor play and exploration. Camps take place every June, July, and August in various locations around the city. Nature-based camps offer ways for children to nurture their relationship to nature, peers, and trusted adults.
Spend your summer as a nature educator Nature Day Camp! We offer positions working with children in nature, mentoring teen volunteers, and leading small teams of paid staff. Positions are available for people with no experience, some experience, and a lot of experience.

Nature Patches

Portland Parks & Recreation's Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes Initiative adds nature patches to park landscapes that provide natural experiences for people and habitat for wildlife. Nature patches are natural gardens that support native pollinators and offer opportunities for exploration.
Attention Non-Park Use Permit (NPUP) Applicants: Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is working diligently to provide timely responses to the high volume of NPUP applications. PP&R will make every effort to respond to inquiries within five business days.

We thank you for your patience.
It is the policy of Portland Parks & Recreation that we provide healthier options for snacks and beverages sold at our Community Centers and Swimming Pools.
This page is a resource for community members seeking answers to general questions about the City's Off-road Cycling Plan.
Summer Free For All Cultural Events seeks local artists and performers from the Portland metropolitan area and SW Washington for paid performances. We are committed to providing Portlanders with access to arts and culture, building community, activating public spaces, and celebrating Portland.
Summer Free For All seeks local food vendors from the Portland metropolitan area!

Park Rules

You can help us protect our spectacular natural resources and help ensure everyone has a safe and rewarding experience while visiting Portland Parks by following all park rules. A full list of rules can be found in Portland City Code Title 20, Title 14, and Title 19, available at
Keep Portland's parks healthy and fun for all visitors by knowing and following our rules for dogs.
Portland Parks & Recreation has demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.
This guide will help you understand how parking works at city parks, including: parking rules, rates and hours, what to do if you get a citation, and frequently asked questions.
Find important Portland Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.

Parks & Recreation Policy Documents

City of Portland Website
Policies of the City of Portland - Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland Parks Board Affirmation of Equity Statement.
The City of Portland develops an annual budget. That means, every year, every bureau works with their Commissioner’s Office to develop a Requested Budget that is submitted to the City Budget Office and the Mayor.
The Parks Levy Oversight Committee (PLOC) is composed of five members, selected from an open public applicant pool, appointed by the PP&R Director. The PLOC reviews program implementation, advises on transparency and communication strategies, and counsels on an independent audit process.
Parks Replacement Bond funds are for urgent repairs and other capital costs, not park operations. The measure authorized up to $68 million in general obligation bonds to make repairs and improvements and prevent closures.