News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2022

Skate Park Update - May 2022

SkateparkUpdate_May2022

Good news for the wheel fans of Portland: the Capital Improvement Plan funding for the Skatepark expansion has been approved! Thanks to a successful community fundraising effort last year, and continued work from key skatepark advocates, this high priorit...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

William B. Troubh Ice Arena is a LiveBarn Venue!

Venue Flyer Hockey

WATCH PAGE INSTRUCTIONS:To create a watch page, copy and paste the text below into your web site page editor.  Double check spacing and font sizes to ensure your promo code is visible.  Add any of the attached graphics from your digital ...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Upcoming Events in the Park with Portland Parks Conservancy

UpcomingEventsinParks_PPC_2022

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE PARK....

Outdoor Adventure Silent Auction:

The Portland Parks Conservancy is hosting a virtual silent auction for the month of May. See all that there is to see in Portland through sails on casco bay, a picnic on the prom, a day at th...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, May 6, 2022

Website Friday News Roundup Icon

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

City News Round Up: Friday, May 6, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Co...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

City Announces Plan for Food Truck Pilot on Eastern Promenade

Newsflash 2022

Interim City Manager Danielle West announced the City’s plan for a food truck pilot on the Eastern Prom (in a communication that appears on the City Council’s May 2 agenda) after receiving a significant amount of public feedba...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Parks Department Continues Treatment for Browntail Moth Infestation

Newsflash 2022

A winter survey of the trees within Deering Oaks Park, conducted with the help of Maine Forest Service, showed results that were improved from last year, but still concerning in the regards of potential Browntail Moth exposure and additional tree decline....

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Forum to Discuss Proposed Public Restroom

News Update

The City of Portland, Portland Downtown, and the Portland Society of Architecture are hosting a forum to present and gain public feedback on the proposed locations for three new public restrooms in downtown Portland. The forum will be held via Zoom on Tue...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Seasonal Staff PAY RATE INCREASE!

HiringSeasonalStaff_payincrease

We are happy to announce that Parks, Rec & Facilities got seasonal rate increases approved last week!  

* All Seasonal Parks & Cemeteries staff will now start at $17.00/hour. 

* All On-Call Events staff and On-Call Concessions staf...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 8, 2022

Friday News Roundup Icon web newsflash(702 x 460 px).png

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

City News Round Up: Friday, April 8, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City C...

Read on...

City News
Posted on: April 6, 2022

We're Hiring! Come Join Our Team

WereHiring_Apr.2022

Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities is CURRENTLY HIRING:

(as of April 6, 2022)

FULL OR PART TIME POSITIONS:

- Senior Executive Assistant
- Aquatics Leader
- Office Associate 
- Operations Supervisor
- Building Maintenance / Custodial Worker
- Mai...
Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday News Roundup Icon web newsflash(702 x 460 px).png

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

City News Round Up: Friday, April 1, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meeting is on Monda...

Read on...

City News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, March 25, 2022

Friday News Roundup Icon web newsflash(702 x 460 px).png

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meeting is on Monday, April 11, at 5:00 PM. Read a ...

Read on...

City News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

City Reminds Citizens of Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is reminding citizens who live or park on the peninsula that compliance with overnight (and in some areas daytime) street maintenance parking restrictions is crucial. Street sweeping operations and regulations are in effect each year ...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Enhances Customer Service & Updates Public on Policies

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has enhanced customer service for those visiting City Hall to conduct services by having two greeters located at the Congress Street and Myrtle Street entrances. The greeter station is staffed when the b...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Portland Youth Corps 2022 Application period opens TODAY! 3.7.2022

ApplicationsOpen_PYC2022

Portland Youth Corps 2022 Application period opens TODAY! 3.7.2022

Are you ready for a summer you’ll never forget? The Portland Youth Corps is a 4-week, outdoor community service project for 14-17 year-olds. In addition to making a positive diffe...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Olmsted 200 Celebration

Olmsted200Celebration_PPC_2022

The Portland Parks Conservancy and more than 15 of the City’s 'Park Friends' groups are coming together to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth in 1822. Olmsted designed New York&rsqu...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

CO-OP Tree Planting Program

Co-OpTreePlantingProgram_2022

The Co-Op Tree Planting Program is a program where residents purchase a tree and Portland Forestry picks up the tree at the nursery and properly plants it, this also includes stump removal within the public way.  The Co-Op program has greater fle...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

2022 East End Beach Rack Rental Update!

KayakRental_Feb2022

The 2022 season is upon us, please be advised that we will be opening up a pre-registration window for our 2021 rack space renters from Monday, February, 28th through Friday, March 11th, to rent space for the 2022 season.AFTER March 11th, registration wil...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Hosts March 1 Info Session for Summer 2022 Youth Corps Program

Newsflash 2022

The Portland Youth Corps program will open their Summer 2022 applications online beginning Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 27, 2022. The program seeks to fill 26 volunteer positions, and is open to youth ages 14-17 who live in Portland. Applicants m...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Payson Park & Lyseth School Playground Updates

PlaygroundUpdates_Feb2022

Two large-scale renovation efforts are in the planning and design process for the Park Department. Lyseth community playground is working with a local landscape architecture firm to get technical drawings finalized for planning approval and site work bids...
Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 11, 2022

Friday News Roundup Icon web newsflash(702 x 460 px).png

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

City News Round Up: Friday, February 11, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meetin...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Portland Issues Request for Proposals for Food Concessions Operations at Deering Oaks

News Update

The City of Portland has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals to select an experienced and qualified food service vendor to lease and operate the café concession at the historic Castle-in-the-Park in Deering Oaks. Proposals must be rec...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

The Castle at Deering Oaks is looking for a qualified Vendor!

DOCastle_LookingforVender_2022

The City of Portland is looking for a qualified Vendor to lease and operate the Castle at Deering Oaks Park!

The Castle which was built in 1894 was originally designated as a warming hut for skaters in the winter and included provision of cocoa and snacks....

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Second Annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

News Update

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, and with the nation potentially facing a shortage of election workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced that January 25, 2022, has been designated as the second annual National Poll ...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Tater's TV Debut!

TheTaterReport_NewsCenterMaine_700x500px

Over the past year, "The Tater Reports" have quickly become a Portland Parks & Rec social media favorite! The fun and informative reports, starring Tater and our Playgrounds Crew, show the wide variety of tasks the crew performs throughout t...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

New Project Underway in Deering Oaks!

DeeringOaksStewardshipSign_Header

Our friends at King Middle School and Maine Audubon adopted this site in Deering Oaks to restore and study wildlife habitat in their community.  Thanks to this new sign and Climate Change Observatory station, we can all read about and participate...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tree to be Delivered to Monument Square This Thursday

January_2016_Portland_Maine_20160102-DSC_4025 By Corey Templeton Monument Square Christmas Tree Look

The City of Portland’s Arborist, Jeff Tarling, reports that this year’s tree – which is scheduled to be delivered to Monument Square on Thursday, November 18 – was found yet again by coincidence. The 40' Balsam Fir, located on Epping Street in the Riverto...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Our 62+ Program is Back!!

SeniorProgram_Aug2022Header

OCTOBER was the 62+ Program's first month back since March 2020!

We are all very excited to be back in action and returning to our adventures. We kicked off this month with a sailing excursion with Sail Maine aboard their Catamaran! We had beautif...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

The Search is Over for the 2021 Monument Square Tree!

ChristmasTreeSearch2021

The Portland Downtown and Portland Parks & Recreation have fielded a small number of tree donation suggestions as of late October. Our forestry team has been on the hunt for the perfect tree, which ideally would be a 40-50' Spruce or Fir loca...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Congratulations, Clare!!

ClareNorton_GanleyAward2021

Join us in congratulating our very own Clare Norton, our Parks, Recreation and Facilities Booking Coordinator, on winning the annual Bob Ganley Public Service Award1 The Ganley award is given each year to one City employee (out of 1,400 total) who best ex...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Playground Renovation Updates

PlaygroundRenovationsUpdate_Oct2021_Header

Payson Park Playground and Active Recreation Project; survey results are in!
   Public input on the Payson Park Active Recreation and Playground Project is being processed after over a month of survey feedback has been shared with the dep...
Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

We are hiring Event Staff!

newsflash

We are hiring Event Staff!  This is an exciting opportunity to work Maine Celtics games, performances at Merrill Auditorium, and many more fantastic events. You could be a part of the guest experience at Merrill Auditorium, the James A. Banks Exp...

Read on...

Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

We are hiring Event Staff to work Maine Celtics Games!

Image for news flsh

We are hiring event staff to work Maine Celtics Games! You could be a part of the Maine Celtics experience at the James A. Banks Exposition Building! Join our team as Event Staff with the City of Portland Public Assembly Facilities Department. 

Du...

Read on...

Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Join our Recreation Team! We increased our starting rate!

RecreationHiringFlyer_Oct2021_8.5x11 (1)

JOIN OUR RECREATION TEAM! We have increased our starting pay and want you to join us!! We are seeking Recreation Programmers in our Before and After the Bell Programs and Community Centers. We have fun and exciting positions that we need to fill right now...

Read on...

Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

City’s Forestry Crew Hits New Milestone During Tree Planting Season

PRF Forestry Logo

The City of Portland’s Forestry Crew hit a new milestone this year by planting a whopping 201 new trees during tree planting season, a season that generally takes place between May and June. During this time, the forestry crew usually plants an average of...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Council Approves New Leash Rules for Baxter Woods

COUNCIL NEWS

On October 5, 2020, the City Council approved new leash rules for Baxter Woods. The full leash rules for all City properties can be found in Chapter 5 of the City Code.

After two years of public discussion at the Parks Commission, the Sustainability and Tr...

Read on...

Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Public Art Selected for Bramhall Square Redesign

Bramhall C Miller

On Wednesday, December 15, the Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) voted to select local artist Chris Miller to create a new public art commission for the redesigned Bramhall Square Park. The Bramhall Square Redesign Project is an ongoing design process ...

Read on...

Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Lyseth Playground Renovations Project Hub Is LIVE!!

Lyseth Elementary School Playground (2)

Our Lyseth Playground Renovation project hub is live! Stay tuned to this project page for future updates to the project. We are working towards getting the renovation ready for summer 2022 construction, when school is out of session.

The Lyseth Playground ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tree to be Delivered to Monument Square This Thursday

January_2016_Portland_Maine_20160102-DSC_4025 By Corey Templeton Monument Square Christmas Tree Look

The City of Portland’s Arborist, Jeff Tarling, reports that this year’s tree – which is scheduled to be delivered to Monument Square on Thursday, November 18 – was found yet again by coincidence. The 40' Balsam Fir, located on Epping Street in the Riverto...

Read on...

Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: December 14, 2021

City Updates Health and Safety Requirements

StayCourse

The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities to include proof of vaccination for all ages five and older. These changes will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and will continue to be reviewed ...

Read on...

Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: February 18, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday News Roundup Icon web newsflash(702 x 460 px).png

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

City News Round Up: Friday, February 18, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meetin...

Read on...

City News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

City News Round Up: Friday, February 25, 2022

Friday News Roundup Icon web newsflash(702 x 460 px).png

To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.

City News Round Up: Friday, February 25, 2022Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meetin...

Read on...

City News