Learn more about the Play Streets program

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The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is piloting a Play Streets program which turns neighborhood streets into pop-up community hubs for intergenerational socializing, play, and physical activity.
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What are Play Streets?

Play Streets transform neighborhood streets into recurring pop-up community hubs for intergenerational socializing, play, and physical activity. They are a great way to create a fun, active space, especially when recreational areas are scarce.

Upcoming PBOT-hosted Play Streets demonstrations

To see a Play Street in action, join the Portland in the Streets team at

  • East Portland Sunday ParkwaysAug. 21, 2022, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    We will be set up near Lincoln City Park.
  • Southeast Community Resource Fair – Sept. 9, 2022, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Hosted by Oregon Department of Human Services, 8129 SE Malden Street

Program updates

More information and support for residents and organizations interested in hosting Play Streets will be available soon. In the meantime, you can host Play Streets through other Portland in the Streets permitting programs:

Coming soon: An opportunity for community organizations to apply for funding and additional PBOT support for hosting Play Streets in areas that have disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. Please email PBOTPlayStreet@portlandoregon.gov to receive email updates as this program develops.

To keep up to date on program changes, or to learn about other Portland in the Streets programs:

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