Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is a Bureau of the City of Portland, Oregon that manages the city parks, natural areas, recreational facilities, gardens, and trails. The properties, which occupy a total of more than 10,000 acres (4,000 ha). The bureau employs a total of 4,366 employees as of March 4, 2019. 3,752 are casual, 559 are regular and the remainder are other categories.[1]

Portland Parks & Recreation
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Staff (2019)

The development of Portland's park system was largely guided by the 1903 Olmsted Portland park plan.

Following a City Council decision, smoking, vaping and marijuana use have been entirely banned since July 2015 in all Portland city parks and nature areas.[2]

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  1. ^ "City of Portland Demographics Dashboard". March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Andrew Theen | The Oregonian/OregonLive (2015-02-19). "No smoking allowed: Portland City Council approves smoking ban for city parks, nature areas". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-08-15.

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