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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Temporary Trail Closure at Errol Heights Park

Expect to see crews in the park using motorized equipment to cut and remove invasive plants between May 4th and May 26th.  This and other site restoration work will result in temporary trail closures (signs will be in place when trails are closed). Please use caution throughout the park as crews will be moving between multiple work areas.

This is part of the Errol Heights Park Site Restoration work to control invasive plants. The goal of the site restoration work is to control invasive plants and restore valuable habitat areas by planting more native trees and shrubs.

For more information please visit the project page.  Click here!

Portland Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed through March 31st

From Portland Parks & Recreation:

Out of an abundance of caution and with the health of our community in mind, we have made the decision to temporarily alter our services in response to COVID-19.

Based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and local public health officials, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is closing all of its community centers and pools, and canceling all indoor PP&R activities, programs, and rentals. The tentative reopening date for the bureau’s indoor facilities is April 1, 2020.

PP&R has monitored the COVID-19 situation since it began. We continue to be in communication with and to follow the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority, Multnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management regarding the situation.

For more of the bureau’s COVID-19 information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/covid-19

CLOSED/CANCELED THROUGH March 31 −

  • All PP&R facilities: All community and arts centers, swimming pools, and sports facilities are closed through March 31, 2020.
  • All PP&R indoor programs: All indoor recreation and athletic programs are canceled through March 31, 2020.
  • PP&R facility rentals and permitted events in PP&R community centers: All indoor permitted events are canceled.

CURRENTLY OPEN OR PLANNED TO TAKE PLACE −

  • All PP&R parks, playgrounds, golf courses, trails, and natural areas are currently open. Park visitors are encouraged to follow direction from public health agencies and elected officials around social distancing.
  • PP&R outdoor activities and events with less than 250 people can go on as planned.
  • PP&R will encourage participants at outdoor offerings and events to follow social distancing guidance.  

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause, and we will continue to update you about PP&R’s response to COVID-19.

Errol Heights Park on Stage in February 2020!

Special Guest from Portland Parks and Recreation at our February 6th, Public Board Meeting

 

George Lozovoy, the Portland Parks and Recreation project manager for renovation of Errol Heights Park, will go over the Land Use Notice and describe the park’s features: amenities such as splash pad, skate spot, stairways, picnic and playground in the upper level; accessible trails, slope restructuring, tree preservation, and beaver ponds in the lower, natural area; park access via new sidewalks on surrounding streets.  George will answer questions, remark on temporary trail closures, and provide a timeline for implementation of the renovation project.

 

Renderings courtesy of Mayer/Reed, Inc.

Spread the Bark at Brentwood Dog Park

Wood chips are being delivered to the Brentwood Park Dog Off Leash Area October 2nd.  Wheelbarrows and pitchforks will be available on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 10:00AM.  Join your neighbors and help spread the bark at Brentwood Dog Park!  Gloves and water bottles recommended.

Leak at Brentwood Park Dog Off Leash Area – FIXED!

The leak causing the large wet spot at Brentwood Park Dog Off Leash Area (DOLA) has been fixed according to Portland Parks and Recreation staff as of August 27th, 2019.  Interested in making improvements at Brentwood DOLA?  Contact us and we’ll pass your suggestions along!

Errol Heights Park Temporary Trail Closure

Errol Heights Park Temporary Trail Closure – Expect to see motorized geotechnical boring and excavation equipment in the park on May 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. This work will result in a temporary trail closures (signs will be in place when trails are closed) and temporary disturbance of the ground. Please use caution throughout the park as equipment will be moving between several different designated work areas. This work is being done as part of the new park improvements for Errol Heights Park.  For more information please visit the project page.  Click here!