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Winter 2023 with Portland Parks & Recreation

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Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is thrilled to provide programming with resources from the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy)!
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How to sign up for activities, classes, and offerings

Winter activities take place from January 9 through April 2

  • Register beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, December 14 for winter activities including swim lessons that start on or after January 9
  • Register beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 18 for winter activities including swim lessons that start on or after February 13.

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.


Winter 2023 Activity Guide

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Winter programs and offerings

Winter 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.

Arts classes and Music classes
Multnomah Arts Center offers in-person arts activities, classes, and camps. 
Community Music Center offers in-person music activities and classes 

Community Centers
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 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.

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 opens in February. 

Swimming
PP&R is experiencing staffing shortages at all levels. For more information, and to confirm schedules, call your local pool. 

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. 

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. 

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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.