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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Update on July 10 Weather Event in Portland

NEWS ALERT

Update on the July 10th weather event, which included a severe thunderstorm and microburst in sections of Portland. 

The City of Portland's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department along with Public Works and Police have been working since last...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

2018 Summer Community Concert Series On Eastern Prom

Portland, Maine

CONCERTS ARE FREE. Donations are welcome. 

People of all ages attend with lawn chairs, blankets, hoola-hoops and smiles. Food trucks provide an assortment of delicious local cuisine. A variety of music genres from Maine and beyond provide sounds f...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

City's Five Splash Pads & Kiwanis Pool Now Open for Summer Season

new Deering Oaks

Looking for a place to cool off with the kids this summer? Make a splash at the Deering Oaks Ravine or the Kiwanis Pool, both of which are now open. The Ravine features underground fountains and a wading pool and is a popular spot for families looking for...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Join Us for Park & Play This Summer At a Park Near You!

portland parks and play

Join the Portland Parks & Recreation “Play Specialists” as they visit a park near you! They’ll have fun stuff with which to play and they’ll also have fun stuff to do. 

It’s free and open to the public – just stop on by and join in the fun! Lo...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Kiwanis Outdoor Pool Opens June 18

kiwanis pool kids

What's New In Aquatics?

Summer is almost upon us — our beautiful Kiwanis outdoor pool opens onJune 18th!

Summer Swim LessonsInterested in learning how to swim outside? Now's your chance! Registration for summer swim lesso...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Cousins Memorial Restoration

cousins memorial

We are excited to get started on a project to restore the Jacob Cousins Memorial on the Eastern Prom. Jacob Cousins Memorial was originally installed in 1935 to honor the patriotism and sacrifices of Jewish Americans during times of conflict. 

The...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Browntail Moth Discovered in Portland

news alert

The City’s Forestry Management crew recently discovered Browntail Moth webs on the mainland in Portland. This pest has been active just north and east of Portland for a number of years, mostly from Falmouth to the Bath/Brunswick areas and Casco Bay Island...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

First Annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Coming May 7, 2018

Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Collection

The City of Portland announces the 1st annual Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection will occur for two weeks only from May 7th through May 18th, 2018.

Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable...

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Curbside Leaf Collection Parks and Rec News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings to Learn About Potential Redevelopment of POT Building on Maine State Pier

proposed market at maine state pier

City of Portland staff will be holding public outreach sessions for various stakeholder groups and the public at large to discuss the potential plans for the redevelopment of the Portland Ocean Terminal building on the Maine State Pier. Staff will be atte...

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Economic Development Committee Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks adv...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Installs Sound Monitoring Devices to Collect Noise Impact Data

Sound Monitoring Location Map

The City of Portland has successfully deployed 13 sound monitoring devices across the city to collect noise impact data. The devices, which cost $50,000, were installed by Acentech and will collect data for three months. While the impetus for collecting t...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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Parks Department Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Mobile & Online Platform Allows City to Raise Money for Portland Opportunity Crew

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland recently began using a mobile and online platform to raise money for its panhandling-to-work pilot program, Portland Opportunity Crew. The City entered into an agreement with MobileCause to afford citizens the opportunity to support t...

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