Inclement Weather Policy and Closures

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A snowman near the water with the City of Portland in the background. Photo taken from the Eastbank Esplanade.
Portland Parks & Recreation posts information on closures, delays, and cancellations affecting our sites and programs during inclement weather.

Trail Closures and Delays

Portland is home to more than 152 miles of completed regional trails laced together, connecting people to each other and to the natural beauty of our city. All trail closures, delays, or detours on trails are posted on the Trail Closures and Delays page. 

See all trail closures and delays


Classes and Activities

PP&R classes, activities, rentals, and sports events may be canceled due to inclement weather, such as ice, snow, or extreme heat. Check with your PP&R facility for the most current information via phone at 503-823-2533 or keep checking this page for updated information.

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Report Tree Issues on City Property and Public Streets

If you see a downed tree or large limb (not small branches), call 503-823-TREE (8733). At the moment our teams are engaged in addressing over 700 tree emergencies across the city as a result of severe weather conditions in mid-April.  Our teams are working through these emergencies based on the safety, access, and severity of the tree emergency. Urban Forestry crews work on the biggest impacts first, as well as mitigating safety issues before clearing debris. All of this work is expected to take weeks to complete.

Please note, that if a tree emergency situation involves downed wires please contact your utility provider first. 

At this time, please avoid calling for NON-emergency issues as crews are focused at this time on reopening major roads and thoroughfares in Portland.

Call 503-823-TREE for the fastest way to report any new tree emergencies. Thank you for your patience; it will take weeks to finish our emergency response. We expect a similar delay in responding to hundreds of pending voicemails and emails. The tree damage is comparable to the February winter storm of 2021.

Report a tree emergency


Annual Maintenance Periods and Closures (unrelated to weather)

In order to keep our community centers and other facilities in good condition, each year, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) conducts annual maintenance reviews and in some cases, closes facilities for a period of time to do safety checks, deep cleans, and small updates or fixes.

PP&R is committed to providing safe and dependable facilities. Though we know planned closures (or partial closures) may cause some inconvenience, they allow us to address facility maintenance needs safely and efficiently to minimize impacts during the rest of the year.

Please be prepared for limited or no access to specific facilities during the annual maintenance periods identified below. In some circumstances, it may be necessary for PP&R to close part of or an entire facility temporarily while disruptive maintenance occur. Some examples include fumes from paint and cleaning materials, interior upgrades (electrical, mechanical, minor construction), and work requiring our pools to be drained.

If you have a membership at one of our large community centers, please inquire with the front desk about your options for visiting other centers during your center's closure. If you have additional questions regarding your center's maintenance closure, please contact the center's director.

Types of work PP&R performs during maintenance closures;

  • Painting and patching
  • Door inspection and repair
  • High ceiling light bulb replacements
  • Fire alarm testing
  • Environmental and building material testing inspection (e.g. lead, radon, asbestos)
  • Electrical system testing
  • Deep cleaning and polishing
  • Miscellaneous repairs that could not be done earlier in the year

Contact

Portland Parks & Recreation Information Line

For all the latest PP&R closure information

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