Portland Parks & Recreation news regarding the novel coronavirus; all playgrounds, community centers, pools, sports fields and courts are CLOSEDRead More…
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This page is being updated as restrictions change and should be considered current as of May 28, 2020.
Portland Parks & Recreation is reopening assets as allowed by Oregon Health Authority. Visitors are still required, under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between others and to not assemble in groups larger than 10 people at any park.
|Boat launch/docks||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10.|
|Community centers (including arts centers, pools, and recreation activities)||Closed – All PP&R recreation activities are canceled through through September 2020. This date is subject to change. For refund information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/756846.|
|Community gardens||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10. For more information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/757553.|
|Concerts/Movies in the Park||Closed – Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, Washington Park Summer Festival, and Portland World Soccer Tournament are canceled this summer. For more information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/759204.|
|Disc Golf||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10; do not share discs.|
|Dog off-leash areas||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10.|
|Fountains (interactive and decorative)||Closed – Interactive fountains and decorative fountains will remain off throughout the summer. Drinking fountains are open.|
|Free Lunch + Play||Open – Portland Parks & Recreation is planning to operate our Free Lunch + Play program this summer. Access to nutritious food has proven to be one of the highest needs in our community during this public health crisis. Please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/lunch.|
|Golf Courses||Open – clubhouses are closed, except for restrooms. Food and beverage are limited and available for take-out only. For more information, visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/63560.|
|Parking areas and roads||Most parking areas, park roads, and gates are closed to help reduce crowding. See list below for details.|
|Permits||More information coming soon. For refund information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/756846.|
|Pick-up and organized sport games||Closed|
|Picnic sites||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10.|
|Playgrounds and play areas||Closed|
|Pools||Closed – All PP&R recreation activities are canceled through through September 2020. This date is subject to change. For refund information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/756846.|
|Poet's Beach and River Swimming||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10. Please be aware of water safety and information on posted signage. There are no lifeguards present. More information is available at portlandoregon.gov/parks/73880. Entering the water is not allowed at Kelley Point Park.|
|Public gardens||Most are open; however, gardens operated by our partners or third parties may be closed. Please call your destination before visiting.|
|Rental facilities||Closed – canceled through through September 2020. This date is subject to change. For refund information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/756846.|
|Restrooms||Open – cleaned once per day|
|Skateparks||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10.|
|Tennis courts (outdoor)||Open – No groups. Singles only. Each player must bring their own marked tennis balls. The Portland Tennis Center remains closed alongside our community centers. Read more at portlandoregon.gov/parks/52167.|
|Trails and natural areas||Open – stay 6 feet apart; no groups above 10. Some sites have one-way trail markers.|
|Splash pads||Closed – Splash pads and interactive fountains will remain off throughout the summer.|
SUMMER FREE FOR ALL
Portland Parks & Recreation is planning to operate the Free Lunch + Play program this summer. Access to nutritious food has proven to be one of the highest needs in our community during this public health crisis. PP&R and our partners will play an important role in keeping kids healthy this summer. Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, Washington Park Summer Festival, and Portland World Soccer Tournament are canceled this summer. For more information, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/759204.
SPECIFIC PARKS CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC
Until further notice, some parks are closed to motor vehicle traffic to promote safe physical distancing practices and discourage overcrowding. These parks remain open to those walking, rolling, or strolling, etc. The closure of park road gates will help ensure we maintain a healthy balance of visitors in our parks and natural areas. We urge all park visitors to pack out what they bring in. Additional parks may be added to this list.
The following parks will be closed to motor vehicles until further notice:
*Due to COVID-19, gates to parking areas adjacent to the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park are currently closed. This measure helps us prevent crowding. Walk-in access is permitted for those hiking in and around Washington Park. While the garden does remain open, some areas are closed due to narrow pathways where physical distancing is not possible.
HOW TO STAY SAFE
Portland Parks & Recreation 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.
Our community’s parks system provides our neighbors with many opportunities to improve their mental and physical health during this public health emergency. However, please understand that we will need the assistance and compliance of the entire community with these actions. Let’s work together to slow the spread of this virus and save lives.
For any other City info related to COVID-19, please visit https://beta.portland.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
PP&R suggests that people who feel sick with cold or flu symptoms should stay home and avoid contact with others. If you have health concerns or questions, please contact your regular doctor. Everyone must take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially to protect those who are more vulnerable. The Oregon Health Authority also recommends the following steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu, the common cold, and COVID-19:
Stay informed about the virus
Please check the following resources below for updates about COVID-19 in Oregon and Multnomah County. For additional resources, call 211.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Multnomah County Health Department
Oregon Health Authority
World Health Organization
Discrimination, stigma and COVID-19
Please see important information from Multnomah County on preventing discrimination and stigma related to COVID-19 by following multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/discrimination-stigma-and-covid-19.
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