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A five-year plan for forwarding racial equity within Portland Parks & Recreation
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Free Lunch + Play is a critical part of PP&R's Summer Free for All - offering free meals and grab ‘n’ go activities for kids during the summer.
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Learn more about the Portland Parks & Recreation friends and partnership programs.
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Gateway Discovery Park is Portland's newest Urban Park. A partnership with Prosper Portland, Harper's Playground, and the Gateway Community to bring inclusive play and wonderful gathering areas to one of Portland’s most park-deprived neighborhoods.

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Portland Parks & Recreation supports and encourages the sport of geocaching as an activity that promotes exploration of our varied landscapes.
For more than fifty years, Portland Parks & Recreation and Portland Public Schools
have worked together to provide thousands of children, youth, and adults sports
programming and recreational opportunities on hundreds of sports fields in almost
every neighborhood in the city.
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.
Leash laws ensure dogs are controlled by their owners at all times, which keeps people and other dogs safe, and protects park land and wildlife. Removal of dog waste prevents spread of disease that waste can carry, and avoids impacts to recreational use, water quality, wildlife, and vegetation.
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Meaningful ways to recognize milestones, celebrate events, or honor loved ones while enhancing Portland’s park system
PP&R encourages dog owners to become active in their off-leash communities, whether it’s by starting a stewardship group, organizing a clean-up or holding a fundraiser.
The Native American Community Advisory Council (NACAC) provides a forum to discuss values such as the sacredness of land, the importance of spiritual and cultural connection to heritage, and the recognition that Indigenous peoples have been here since time immemorial.
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Portland Parks & Recreation has developed a Natural Area Acquisition Strategy to guide completion of a connected system of natural areas in Portland.
Connect to nature through outdoor play and exploration at partial-day and full-day camps with Environmental Education.
Teens ages 13-17 can apply to be camp volunteers - working side by side with staff and campers to gain experience in teaching, communication, and child development.
Spend your summer as a nature educator Nature Day Camp! We offer positions leading nature activities and exploration for children.
(Educator I positions, Educator II positions, various Site Coordinator positions)
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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.
Any construction work or staging on Portland Parks & Recreation property by any individual, organization, business, or agency - other than Portland Parks & Recreation or one of their contractors - requires a Non-Park Use Permit (NPUP) Application.
Attention NPUP Applicants: PP&R is working very diligently to provide timely responses to all Non-Park Use permit application(s). Due to the large frequency of applications, PP&R will make every effort to respond to phone calls and emails within 3-5 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.
Portland Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Update: All indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, including community centers and pools, are temporarily closed.
Portland Parks Board Affirmation of Equity Statement.
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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.