Work with Portland Parks & Recreation
Apply today for summer jobs!
Visit portland.gov/parks/employment for information and to see all opportunities available within recreation, aquatics, environmental education, maintenance, and more.
How to sign up for activities, classes, and offerings
Spring activities take place from April 3 through June 25
- Register beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, March 8 for spring activities including swim lessons that start on or after April 3
- Register beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 12 for spring activities including swim lessons that start on or after May 8.
Summer camps will open for registration beginning on May 17. Details coming soon.
Access Pass - Reduced Pricing
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) believes recreation is for everyone. We know that the price of programs and activities prevents some community members from being able to participate. Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy) we can offer new payment options for people who live within the City of Portland. City of Portland residents can register for a free Access Pass to receive an ongoing discount of 25, 50, 75, or 90% based on financial need. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment. No proof of income is required.
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.
- How to search for a Portland Parks & Recreation activity and sign up online
- Cómo buscar una actividad de Portland Parks & Recreation e inscribirse en línea
- Как зарегистрироваться на занятия и мероприятия Управления парков Портленда
Spring 2023 Activity Guide
Spring programs and offerings
Severe weather may impact activities and building hours. Visit portland.gov/parks/weather for up-to-date information on delays, cancellations, and weather-related building closures.
Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)
Offering activities specially designed for children, teens, and adults who live with disabilities.
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open for classes, camps, and drop-in activities. 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 email@example.com.
- Charles Jordan Community Center
- East Portland Community Center
- Matt Dishman Community Center
- Mt. Scott Community Center
- Montavilla Community Center
- Peninsula Park Community Center
- Southwest Community Center
- St. Johns Community Center
- Woodstock Community Center
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.
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.
Portland Parks Preschool
Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open.
PP&R is experiencing staffing shortages at all levels. For more information, and to confirm schedules, call your local pool.
- Swim Lessons: The number of classes that Portland Parks & Recreation is able to offer is limited. Lesson offerings vary by pool and not all levels are offered at all times. View and sign up for swim lessons online.
- Play Swim Schedules
- Lap Swim and Water Fitness Schedules
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. Stop by any TeenForce site to pick up your required TeenForce pass today.
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.
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.