The Portland Parks Division manages a parks system that includes over 60 parks and playgrounds, 7.5 miles of multi-use trails, 10 community gardens, 2 stadiums, 16 cemeteries, dozens of athletic fields and courts, all spread across 721 acres of land. The Parks Division also stewards an urban forest of 20,000 inventoried trees, and maintains flowerbeds, meadows, and natural open spaces throughout the city. Our Park Rangers make sure our parks are safe for all, and our hard working maintenance crews keep our parks beautiful in the summer, and plow our city sidewalks and trails in the winter.
The Parks Division aims to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone, during all four seasons of the year: from the Portland Skatepark, to 4 splash pads and wading pools, 2 dog parks, 4 maintained ice skating ponds, a sledding hill and miles of groomed XC ski tracks.
Parks improve our quality of life, increase property values, and contribute to the economic engine of Portland. They are a place for people to come together and create community--whether you are playing an after-work softball game, growing your first tomato, or taking a hike along a babbling brook. These parks are your parks!