Portland Parks & Recreation manages several public docks as well as two boat ramps in the City of Portland. These ramps and docks provide launching and mooring of watercraft and vessels, allowing exploration of the region by water. No services are provided at PP&R docks.
Portland Parks & Recreation strives to make our community centers, parks, natural areas, and recreation facilities a place where you and your family can feel as welcome, comfortable and safe as possible. We direct all patrons and employees to comply with the law and Portland City Code Chapter 20.12
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) recognizes that in order to achieve equity throughout the bureau, a well-coordinated effort across and at all levels of the organizations is necessary. The role of the DEC is integral in creating a link between the employees, management and city leadership.
Portland Parks & Recreation engages the next generation of environmental leaders through volunteer naturalist training, paid work programs, nature-based camps, field trips, guided walks, and stewardship. The following is a list of Environmental Education volunteer and employment opportunities.
Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park helps Portlanders stay active and achieve their fitness goals while connecting to community and nature in our parks. People at every fitness level, age 14 and up, are welcome.
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.