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Photo Policy

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) reserves the right, and may give permission to the media, to photograph classes, programs, and participants at any of our facilities and properties or any sponsored activity. 
Many of Portland's parks have picnic tables available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to guarantee a picnic site, you will need to make a reservation in advance.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and its 120 friends and partner groups steward your public parks system. In addition to maintaining today’s parks, PP&R is responsible for working with City Council, our Portland Parks Foundation, and the community to build the parks system for the next generation.

Play Swim Schedule

Outdoor pools are closed for the season.

Pop-up Arboreta

An arboretum (plural arboreta) is a collection of trees, often with a theme or pattern. Every one of Portland’s parks has its own unique assortment of trees, each with a story to tell. With more than 300 different kinds of trees in Parks, no two Pop-Ups are the same!

Portland Arbor Day

Portland has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1889 - bringing communities together to recognize the importance and value of trees. The trees of our city provide essential services - making a healthier and more equitable place to live for all Portlanders.
PP&R's Park Rangers serve as goodwill ambassadors and provide a positive public safety presence in Portland parks and park facilities. Park Rangers can be a resource to help solve park problems and ensure the protection of our natural and cultural resources.
Answers to common questions Portlanders may have about our Park Rangers.
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 & Recreation 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.
Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Portland Fire Bureau on a prescribed fire program that will help reduce the risk of fire, reduce the harmful effects from insects and pathogens, and improve the overall health of our park lands.

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!
This page contains information about the summer and fall 2023 community events planned to recognize the 75th anniversary of Forest Park's dedication in Portland's park and recreation system.
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.
This project will provide a new trail, improve existing trails, and formalize two frequently used crossings of NE 72nd Drive by providing two new crosswalks.