Spring 2022 with Portland Parks & Recreation

Photo of a staff person wearing a blue PP&R logo shirt, using a bubble wand in a park full of tall evergreen trees.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is thrilled to provide programming in 2022 with resources from the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy)! Due to the ongoing global pandemic, spring programming will look different this year to protect public health.

COVID-19 related information
Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance from public health authorities and elected officials. PP&R programming has been designed to meet public health guidance and to be flexible as conditions change. Due to public health guidance, some PP&R sites and programs may need to operate at reduced capacity or change locations.

View COVID-19 safety guidelines, closures, and postponements

Visit our COVID-19 Safety Practices for Youth Participants materials to learn more about Portland Parks & Recreation's protocols.

How to sign up for activities, classes, and offerings

  • Spring activities that take place March 28 through June 5. Sign up today!

Create an account
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) uses an online registration system for all the amazing camps, classes, and programs available to you and your family. To register for PP&R activities, you'll first need to create an online account.

Search for a class or activity
Once you have an account, follow this video's step-by-step instructions and captions to search for and sign up for activities.

Spring 2022 Activity Guide

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Spring programs and offerings

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)
Offering activities specially designed for children, teens, and adults who live with disabilities.

Arts classes and Music classes
Multnomah Arts Center offers in-person and virtual classes. 
Community Music Center offers in-person classes and virtual classes.

Community Centers
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open for a variety of activities for youth and adults. Activities include PP&R’s educational preschool, limited afterschool programs, TeenForce activities for youth ages 10 to 20, and drop-in access to our fitness centers and group fitness classes. PP&R indoor pools are open for drop-in activities (water fitness, lap swim, and play swims). Swim lesson information is below. 

All programming, participant capacity limits, and locations are subject to change based on the most current public health guidance. Currently, private rentals are not available. For questions or more information about PP&R community centers, please visit your local community center information page or contact the PP&R Customer Service Center at customerservicecenter@portlandoregon.gov.

Community Gardens
For information about our 58 Portland Community Gardens, including renewing garden plots, please visit our Community Gardens page.

Environmental Education
PP&R offers diverse environmental experiences in our city's parks and natural areas. Classes, guided walks, camps, volunteer opportunities, naturalist training for youth, trail/tree maintenance jobs (including work for young people), and special events focus on the stewardship and connection to nature.

Fitness in the Park
Fitness in the Park activities are expected to return in early summer 2022.

Ladybug Nature Walks
Guided programs for preschools and their caregivers to connect Portlanders to the natural environment.

Lifelong Recreation (formerly known as Senior Recreation)
Virtual and in-person activities for Portlanders ages 60 and up. 

Swimming Lessons

  • Sign up today for lessons that take place March 28 through May 1, and May 2 through June 5.

The number of classes that Portland Parks & Recreation is able to offer is limited. If you are not able to get into a class, we highly recommend that you place yourself on the waitlist for a class. All classes are 30-minutes long and are offered either Monday or Wednesday, Tuesday or Thursday, or Saturday. Lesson offerings vary by pool and not all levels are offered at all times. See the link below to view and register for swim lessons. No private or semi-private lessons will be offered for spring 2022. For more information, call your local pool.

Lap Swimming and Water Fitness
Lap swimming and water fitness classes are available at three indoor pools. 

Portland Tennis Center
Indoor and outdoor courts are available for play, lessons, and tournaments.

TeenForce Pass and Programs
PP&R offers FREE access to scheduled drop-in and special registered activities at Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, and Mt. Scott community centers. Drop-in activities and limited registered classes are offered for TeenForce passholders ages 10-20. Stop by any TeenForce site to pick up your required TeenForce pass today. 

Urban Forestry Programs
Urban Forestry hosts community events and workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. For more information, visit Get Involved with Urban Forestry. 

Virtual Programs
Free Stay and Play videos help Portlanders stay active and connected to PP&R throughout the summer. Videos are available at youtube.com/pdxparksandrec/videos. A limited number of registered, virtual classes will also be available.

Work with Portland Parks & Recreation

Thanks to Portland voters and the Parks Levy, PP&R is hiring for seasonal work and for year-round employment. Please visit portland.gov/parks/employment for information and to see all opportunities available within recreation, aquatics, environmental education, maintenance, and more. 

See employment opportunities