Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

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 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks adv...

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Portland's Parks Department Parks and Rec News
Posted on: September 26, 2017

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again. Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square. The tree will be illuminated on November 24th — wowing thousands of spectators and officially ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

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The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Temporary Closure of Fort Gorges Interior for Construction Work

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Fort Gorges will be temporarily closed for construction from September 18th, 2017 through early October 2017. As part of a project funded by the Army Corps of Engineers, safety and access improvements are being made to the fort so that the public can cont...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

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The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

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 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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Parks Department Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Riverside Golf Course Helps Feed the Bees

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The City of Portland’s Riverside Golf Course is one of 58 grant recipients in 31 states to receive funds from the Feed a Bee Forage Grant Initiative. The course received the maximum award amount of $5,000.

 

The grant funds are being used to plant ...

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Riverside Golf Course Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

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The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. The Com...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Cruise Season Officially Underway; Portland to Welcome 103 Ships this Season

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The 2017 cruise season officially begins this Sunday with the arrival of the first large ship of the season, the Grandeur of the Seas, with 2,000 passengers and almost 800 crew. Portland welcomed six other small ships in May and two others are scheduled t...

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Portland's Waterfront Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Landing Proposal

Portland Landing

"Portland Landing" is the concept name for the redevelopment of the the vacant lot along Portland’s Waterfront, historically known as Amethyst Lot. The 3 acre property (along with 10 acres of water) sits on the waterfront, directly to ...

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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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Read full article by Kathleen L. Wolfe, Ph.D. Parks and Rec News
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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Watch the Groundbreaking Ceremony! Parks and Rec News