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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Emerald Ash Borer Emergency Order in Place

Ash Borer Quarantine Area

In early October, a single adult emerald ash borer was recovered from a trap which was deployed by the City of Portland in cooperation with the Maine Forest Service in Payson Park.  The city is responsible for over 600 ash trees and thousands of ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Important Reminders Regarding City's Cleanup Efforts Following Nor'easter

clean up pic

City Forestry, Parks, and Public Works crews are busy conducting cleanup efforts following the Nor'easter on 10/17/19. We have over 250 damaged or downed trees on city property and roads.

Please assist these hard-working crews that have been working around...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Portland Makes the Switch to Biodegradable Doggy Waste Bags

New Biodegradable Doggy Waste Bags

The City of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department has switched to all biodegradable doggy waste bags in Portland Parks. We have five dog bag stations throughout Portland, located in: Baxter Woods, Valley Street Dog Park, Quarry Run Dog Park, East End...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Baxter Trail Ribbon Cutting

Baxter Woods in Deering Summertime (3)

Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 1:00 PMBack Cove Trail Parking Lot, Baxter Blvd

Join the Portland Parks Commission and Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department to celebrate the opening of the new 2.5 mile self-guided Baxter Trail. Stretching from...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

4-Week Golf Clinic for Veterans and Service Members

Riverside Golf Course, City of Portland, Maine

The Riverside Golf Course will be offering a four-week golf clinic for veterans and service members starting September 6, 2019. Abby Spector, Riverside’s Golf Pro, will be hosting the clinic for 12 veterans with an emphasis on serving those with physical ...

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