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Portland Parks & Recreation is responsible for stewarding nearly 12,000 acres of property at over 280 developed parks. Keeping these spaces safe and enjoyable for visitors is key concern. This project will update park rules and Park Ranger authority to match community needs and expectations.
The Portland Parks Board, established in 2001, serves to ensure that the vision and recommendations of the Parks 2020 Vision are at the forefront of discussions about park and recreation issues, and trends over time and in all areas of the city.
Portland Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing a play-based, child-centered, and inclusive educational preschool program for ages 3–5 years old. Play is an important avenue for learning. It is our goal to honor where each child is in their development.

PP&R Equity HUB

The Equity HUB (Helping Understand Best Practices) is a resource to empower and support robust engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Public Events

An event is considered a Public Event if it is advertised and/or open to any member of the general public.
Purchase a Portland Parks & Recreation gift certificate any way you wish!
Search through the Portland Parks & Recreation list of classes, create an account, and register for activities from the online registration system.
You may use this form to report tree Code violations as detailed below. For Tree Emergencies that present imminent hazards to a public street or sidewalk please call the Tree Hotline 503-823-TREE(8733).
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will provide information to all Portlanders in any language requested. Please contact us to request free services to make our programs and offerings more accessible to you.
All research taking place on property owned or managed by Portland Parks & Recreation requires a permit. There are no fees, but the permit is required. Applications will be accepted at any time.
Portland Parks & Recreation has many different venues available to rent for picnics, weddings, and more.
Apply for a site development permit. You need a site development permit for clearing, grading, groundwork for new subdivisions, landslide repair, private streets and tree cutting. Learn more about site development permits, what you need for a completed application, get forms and apply online.
On February 18, 2015, Portland City Council approved the expansion of the existing smoke and tobacco-free parks policy across the entire parks system.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) brindará información a todos los habitantes de Portland en cualquier idioma solicitado. Contáctenos para solicitar servicios gratuitos y así tener un mejor acceso a nuestros programas y ofrecimientos.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is thrilled to provide programming with resources from the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy)!
Free Lunch + Play is a critical part of PP&R's Summer Free for All program - offering free meals and activities for kids at parks across Portland during the summer. The summer program ended on August 26, 2022 and will return in late June of 2023 with schedule information posted in late May of 2023.
At Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools the school community works with partners in the broader community to educate and support kids creating a collective impact.
Portland Parks & Recreation has several parks and recreation facilities that have direct access to the river and water. This page offers guidance for Portland residents on swimming in Portland rivers. This page is developed in partnership with the Human Access Project.

The Portland Loo®

The Portland Loo® is both a standard restroom style used in parks around Portland and a product that is owned and sold to other communities by the City of Portland.
Please take a moment to review the following information. It outlines the steps you may be required to complete before a permit may be issued.