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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Parks Board

The Portland Parks Board, established in 2001, serves to ensure that the vision and recommendations of the Parks 2020 Vision are at the forefront of discussions about park and recreation issues, and trends over time and in all areas of the city. This Board also advocates for parks on a city and regional basis to ensure that parks, natural areas, open spaces, and recreation facilities are advanced in planning and design. The Parks Board provides a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park issues, bringing a citywide and long-term perspective to neighborhood-based issues.

Meetings are open to the public and are generally held via Zoom; the second Tuesday of every month, from 8:00-10:00 am.

To contact the Parks Board, please contact Brooke Gardner at or call 503-823-5135.

The next Portland Parks Board meeting will be May 12, 2020.
This is a public video/audio meeting that can be accessed at or by calling +1-253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 937 8637 2302. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact or call 503-823-5135 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

Click here for meeting agendas and minutes.

Board Members

  • Paul Agrimis, Chair
  • Bonnie Gee Yosick, Vice Chair
  • Kendall Clawson
  • Mike Elliott
  • Patricia Frobes
  • Jenny Glass
  • Katy Holland
  • Ian Jaquiss
  • Tamara Layden
  • Jim Owens
  • Gladys Ruiz
  • Paddy Tillett
  • Erin Zollenkopf
  • Randy Gragg, Ex-Officio
  • Lorena Nascimento, Ex-Officio

Portland Parks Board Seeks New Members

Applications will be accepted through April 16, 2020 for Portland Parks Board positions. Interviews and candidate selection will occur in April and May 2020.

Affirmation of Equity Statement

Adopted July 6, 2011; Updated May 7, 2014

Role in Taking Public Input

from December 2014