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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.
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 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'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.
Purchase a Portland Parks & Recreation gift certificate any way you wish!
Search through the Portland Parks & Recreation database of classes, create an account and register for activities from the online portal.
You may use this form to report tree Code violations as detailed below. For Tree Emergency's that present imminent hazards please see Report a Tree Emergency or call our hotline.
Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to making sure all Portlanders can access City services, regardless of language. We make free walk-in and over-the-phone translation services available in over 240 languages, including American Sign Language.
All research taking place on property owned or managed by Portland Parks and Recreation requires a permit. There are no fees, but the permit is required. Applications will be accepted at any time.
Portland Parks and 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.
Free Lunch + Play is a critical part of PP&R's Summer Free for All - offering free meals and activities for kids during the summer.
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 (PP&R) is committed to establishing a more financially sustainable direction, that aligns equitable service and funding levels – for the long term.
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.
Apply for a permit to attach objects to Street Trees or Heritage Trees. There are several options for applying including; online, mail, and in person.
Information on caring for trees in Portland.
Do your part to stay informed and adhere to all physical distancing measures put in place by Multnomah County.
A regional online triage tool that helps public health officials track COVID-19 cases and allows community members to check their symptoms and receive guidance.
During times like this it is important to acknowledge the prevalence of mental health disabilities and how the impacts of COVID-19 can impact an individual’s mental wellbeing. It is vital for people to be provided with tools and information to aid them in maintaining wellness during this time.