Volunteers Needed for Misting Station at Mt Scott Park

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Parks & Recreation, and the Water Bureau have teamed up to open misting stations in public parks Thursday and Friday. Volunteer are needed to help set them up, break them down, and tend the sites throughout the day.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Sign-ups for the other misting site locations are at:

Hot-weather safety precautions apply:

  • Only volunteer if you are feeling well and are not in a high-risk group during heat
  • Volunteers must wear a mask for COVID-19 protection, for themselves and others
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use sunscreen and wear long sleeve/pants
  • Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • A meal will be provided
  • Before signing up please review

PPR Survey on Outdoor Tennis Courts

[Image Description: A map of Portland showing tennis courts marked by different colored dots, indicating the court type and service areas.]

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is working on a strategic direction for the outdoor tennis courts program. Click the links to learn more, see the map of tennis courts and their current assessment, and take the survey. Please note that Brentwood Park tennis courts are listed as a potential for removal or re-use.

Survey responses due by Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:00PM

Summer Free for All – Free Lunch + Play from PPR

Free Lunch + Play supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess, Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021.

[Image Description: List of SE locations for Summer Free For All Lunch + Play]

From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily.

Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.

Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021
Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 27 (Gateway Discovery Park and Luuwit View Park)
No programming on Monday, July 5.

Free Lunch + Play locations operate Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Mobile Lunch + Play locations operate two days a week at specific times. 

  • Free Lunches (Almuerzos gratis)
  • Safe distance fun and games (Distancia segura para juegos y diversión)
  • Music, art, and reading (Música, arte y lectura)

BDNA Hosting WCBA March Board Meeting with Special Guest Sam Adams

Please join Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association as we host the Woodstock Community Business Association March Board Meeting! Featuring special guest Sam Adams, City of Portland Director of Strategic Innovations.

March 10, 2021 • 5:30 pm

 

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Virtual Candidate Interviews

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is pleased to present three candidate interviews to help neighbors get to know their potential local elected officials. BDNA sent out requests to all candidates for Portland City Commissioner and Mayor and interviewed those who responded. Questions were developed from those submitted by neighbors via an online form. Please see below for the interview videos and audio files.

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City Council to Consider PPR Operating Levy

Portland City Council is considering the referral of a Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) operating levy for this November’s ballot. It would protect and restore recreation programs, park services, and our natural areas, including:

  • Recreation for All: end PP&R’s dependence on fees and transition to an equity-focused approach. Safely re-open community centers and pools, and resume fitness, arts, senior and youth, and environmental education programs for summer 2021;
  • Protect and Grow Nature: keep parks cleaner, safer, and more welcoming for all Portlanders. Plant new trees and proactively care for existing trees to help ensure clean water, protect wildlife, and diminish the impacts of climate change;
  • Community Partnerships: co-design recreational programming and provide resources to improve access to communities of color, families experiencing poverty, and refugees and immigrants, and provide community oversight.
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How to Care for Your Young Tree with PPR Urban Forestry

A YCC Tree Crew member removes weeds around a young tree.
Photo from Portland Parks & Recreation. Description: A woman plants a young tree in a grassy area.

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Offered Online via Zoom

Summer starts on June 20, 2020! Are you and your young tree ready for the heat?

The first three to five years may be the difference between a young tree dying or doing great! That is why taking special care to give your new tree a good start is so important. In this online workshop, Urban Forestry staff will help you know what to look for, so you can be confident that young trees in your neighborhood are going to be the best they can be.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

Register here.

Ask An Arborist!

Got Tree Questions? Get Answers During “Ask an Arborist” from PPR Urban Forestry!

Ferns growing out of the trunk of a tree.
Photo from Portland Parks & Recreation. Description: A tree trunk with rough bark, fern fronds, and moss.

What’s an Arborist? An arborist is a professional who specializes in the care, management, and study of trees.

What are some of the questions you have about trees? Is there something you have always wanted to know about that one interesting tree in your neighborhood? Portland Parks and Recreation arborists will answer your questions in a live question and answer presentation on June 16, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Registration is required to ask questions, so sign up today and ask your tree question or submit photographs online by June 5 HERE.

Advanced Tree Pruning with PPR Urban Forestry

Understanding trees from the inside out helps when it is time to prune!
Photo from Portland Parks and Recreation. Description: Three people in safety vests discuss tree pruning outside.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Offered Online via Zoom

Many arborists will tell you that pruning is both a science and an art; the art of making a proper cut matched with an understanding of the tree’s biology and mechanics.

Learning how trees grow and how they respond to various pruning cuts will help you master common pruning techniques.

Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry staff will host an online Advanced Pruning class on June 3, 2020; prior participation in an introductory pruning class is recommended.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

The workshop will begin promptly at 11:00 am with the presentation followed by a question and answer period.

For questions, please contact: ufvolunteers@portlandoregon.gov.

Register here.

PBOT Restricting Traffic on Neighborhood Greenways

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has restricted access to the neighborhood greenway system to local traffic only. The points on this map show where the signage is located. Neighborhood greenways are slow, calm residential streets that prioritize people walking and bicycling. The restrictions will allow people to travel safely and give space to others.

All essential vehicle trips are allowed. People who live, work, and need access to homes and businesses are allowed to drive on the street.