Posted on: July 25, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for New Deering Oaks Playground Feature

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Please join City officials, Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities staff, the Friends of Deering Oaks, and the Old Bug Light Foundation to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rocky Hill play feature at Deering Oaks Playground on Wednesday, July 26.&...

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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: 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 3, 2017

Fort Gorges Repair Work to Begin July 6

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The Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department  would like to advise the public that long-awaited repairs and safety upgrades to Fort Gorges will be taking place starting on July 6th. The work is funded through the Army Corps of Enginee...

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Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City’s Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open For Summer Season

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Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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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

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"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: 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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Parks and Rec News
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: August 20, 2017

Portland Big Tree Tour

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Hop on the bus with Jeff and you will visit “Verizon Pines”, Barron Center, Baxter Woods and Deering Oaks.

Presenter: Jeff Tarling, Portland City Arborist and Jill Mulkern, Portland Park Ranger

Location: Meet at Riverside Golf Course Par...

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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