Posted on: May 17, 2017

May 31 Public Meeting to Discuss Skatepark Expansion

Skatepark Draft Expansion Plan

The Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the expansion of the existing skatepark at Dougherty Field. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 31, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at East End Community School in the cafet...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Forest City Trail Hike (sponsored by Portland Trails)

Forest City Trail Hike

Walk on trails, through school grounds, historic cemeteries and sidewalks to complete this route full of hidden gems in plain view. Learn about current Portland Trails and Portland Parks projects.

Presenter: Tom Jewell of Portland Trails and Ethan Hipple, ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

National Safe Boating Week

-Ready, Set, Wear it!-

On April 24, the Portland City Council passed a resolution proclaiming May 20-26 National Safe Boating Week. Some events in Portland are being sponsored by the Swim for Life/Water Safety Coalition, a cooperative effort spearheaded by the West En...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

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The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recr...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Forest Ecology and Urban Forest Management

Forest Ecology and Urban Forest Management

Join US Forest Service Plant Physiologist Kevin Smith and City Arborist Jeff Tarling as they give a talk on Urban Forest Management. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5pm--6:30pm at Wilde Chapel, Evergreen Cemetery. The concept of conducting urban forest managemen...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Health Benefits of Small Parks

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Research has shown that small nature spaces can directly benefit a person's physical and mental well-being, as well as provide social advantages to communities. Experiencing nature has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and even increase productiv...

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Posted on: April 16, 2017

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Watch the Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony! The City is very happy to say that the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony finally happened! These projects have been a long time coming. We are so excited to see the work about to begin for the new walkway...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Summer Camp Registration Now Being Accepted

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Summer Camp Registration is Now Being Accepted!

Portland Recreation has three exciting camp opportunities including Adventure Camp for grades K-4, Camp Xtreme for grades 5-7, and Zombie Survival Camp for grades 4-7. For more info and to register: www....Read More