Did you know Portland Parks & Recreation will serve over 100,000 meals in Parks this summer through Free Lunch + Play? This Summer Free for All program supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.
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Thursdays are for Trees
Urban Forestry will be sharing tree activities at rotating park locations. Scroll down to learn about each of the volunteer roles.
Check out the schedule to see when we will be in a park near you:
|Mt. Scott Park||July 8||11:30 am – 1:30 pm||Volunteer|
|St. Johns Park||July 15||12:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Volunteer|
|Holly Farm Park||July 22||11:30 am – 1:30 pm||Volunteer|
|Cully Park||July 29||11:30 am – 1:30 pm||Volunteer|
|Montavilla Park||August 5||11:30 am – 1:30 pm||Volunteer|
|Lents Park||August 12||11:30 am – 1:30 pm||Volunteer|
|Kʰunamokwst Park||August 19||12:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Volunteer|
|Gateway Discovery Park||August 26||10:30 pm – 12:30 pm||Volunteer|
Activity Assistant - distribute tree scavenger hunts, My Tree Journals, and other tree resources. All materials and resources will be provided.
Engagement Lead - offer interactive demonstrations of the cooling effect of trees using temperature readers, natural surfaces, and man-made surfaces. All materials will be provided.
Tree Walk Guide - lead families and park-goers on a stroll through the park, interacting with the trees along the way. Park tree walk and tree information will be provided; volunteers are welcome to create their own walk.
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees.
Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.
For more information on Urban Forestry, visit portland.gov/trees.