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Parks Bond Funds

What can we fix next with 2014 Parks Replacement Bond funds? The Parks Replacement Bond was passed in November 2014 with overwhelming voter support. Your support authorized up to $68 million in general obligation bonds to make repairs and replace the most critical needs in Portland parks. The first phase of repairs is currently underway on over 30 park improvement projects citywide. During this phase, almost $48 million of allocated funds is being spent to improve playgrounds, pools, roofs, Pioneer Courthouse Square, restrooms, and park maintenance facilities. Now, it’s time to decide how to spend the remaining $20 million for the second […]

South Waterfront Design Survey

Portland Parks & Recreation South Waterfront Greenway – North Reach We Invite Your Comments on Three Preliminary Design Options Your feedback will help us develop a great plan for the next section of the South Waterfront Greenway. You can review the three preliminary design options and submit your comments using these links: Design Options – Comment Form Please submit your comments by February 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Three preliminary design options were presented at a Community Meeting on February 7, 2017, and are available for public review and comment until February 21, 2017. This project is designing the area along the […]

Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center survey

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) invites you to share your input on the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center survey. Your input will guide PP&R on the program and design of the facility. Your advice will be used in conjunction with information from the technical team, community input and PP&R staff to develop a plan for the site. Created in 1948, Forest Park consists of more than 5,000 acres of densely forested natural area. It is the largest urban forested natural area within the United States and is a regionally recognized resource for recreation and respite, home to diverse flora […]

Volunteer for Parks & Rec

Do you know a potential volunteer?  A student in need of service hours?  Buckaroos, weed haters or Jazz lovers?  Well I have ideas for them. August brings the best weather for outdoor events and as you can see, we are loaded with them this year. Each one is a great opportunity to engage neighbors and accomplish something extraordinary.  Potential volunteers can contact Steve Pixley, 503.823.5121, any time for more information or to sign up. Saturday August 13, 9:00 am – 12 noon, Arbor Lodge baseball diamond  Help the Pesticide Free Park Crew keep Arbor Lodge weed free. Families welcome. Meet on the baseball […]

Ankeny Park Revitalized

Activation Plans for North Park Blocks by Stan Penkin Following the disruptive summer of 2015 in the North Park Blocks, the Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau (PPR)  in collaboration with community leaders from PDNA, Friendly Streets and North Park Blocks have been diligently working towards making significant improvements. Over the last number of months, physical repairs have been made, lighting was improved, plans for a new playground are moving forward and a number of events have helped to activate the park, including First Thursday, ongoing bocce tournaments, fitness activities, movies in the park and other events. A major initiative to […]

Willamette River Festival

Willamette River Festival presented by Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group • St. Johns Main Street Coalition • Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association To celebrate our lower Willamette River and its clean up Sunday, July 31 NOON – 7:00 pm Cathedral Park Waterfront FREE LIVE MUSIC: BLUEGRASS • JAMGRASS • ZYDECO • BANGHRA w/dance lesson Bands: Loggers Daughter, Cascade Crescendo, New Iberians & DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid FOOD & ARTISAN ICE CREAM • BEER GARDEN • ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR • CHILD DANCE TROUPES • LIVE BIRDS FROM AUDUBON • LIVE FISH DISPLAY • WALKING TOURS & MORE The Portland Harbor Community Advisory’s mission for the event […]

Explore Washington Park

Coming to Washington Park this summer? Explore Washington Park is here to help you figure out the best way to get to and around the park with these helpful tips! Beat the heat and parking stress by taking transit to the Park TriMet light rail serves the Washington Park MAX station and Bus Line 63 serves the entire park. On busy days, our parking lots fill up, so taking transit can help you avoid a parking snafu! Ride the FREE Explore Washington Park shuttle We operate a free shuttle bus throughout the park, from the MAX station to the Rose […]

Explore Your Natural Areas with PPR

Ten Weeks of Inter-generational Ecology In the City Saturday mornings, April through June Hands-on, interactive ecology classes for youth (5 yrs and up), teens & adults. Classes meet in a different natural area each Saturday morning. Register for one, or register for them all! Where to find more information… Call – 503-823-3601 Email Chrissy Larson Text – 503-823-1149 Portland Parks & Rec Website