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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.
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 Equity HUB (Helping Understand Best Practices) is a resource to empower and support robust engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
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.
Parks for New Portlanders (PNP) is a program with the goal of providing recreation opportunities for immigrant and refugee communities. PNP works with community partners and city leaders to design culturally relevant programs and make sure services and spaces are welcoming and accessible for all.
City of Portland Website
Policies of the City of Portland - Parks & Recreation
Find important Portland Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.
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.
Featured stories from the 2017-2018 Bond Annual Report
Featured stories from the 2016-2017 Bond Annual Report
Featured stories from the 2019-2020 Bond Annual Report
Featured stories from the 2018-2019 Bond Annual Report
Keep Portland's off-leash areas healthy and fun for play by knowing and following Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) rules of use.
System Development Charges (SDC) are one-time fees assessed on new development. SDC's help ensure that Portland's quality of life keeps pace with our growing and changing city by providing additional parks and recreation facilities needed to accommodate growth.
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.
Learn more about how to apply for permits and receive inspections from Environmental Services, Fire and Rescue, Transportation, Urban Forestry and Water.
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.