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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.
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.
Find and review Parks Construction and Planning Projects with project information, estimated timelines, and contacts. 
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 more closures like we’ve seen at Couch playground and the Maple Trail in Forest Park.
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, Parks and Recreation, Transportation and Water.