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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Free For All! - June 11, 2009

Free and affordable recreation opportunities abound this summer thanks to the Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish.

 

Dear friends,

 

During these tough times, when so many families are having trouble finding room for recreation in their budgets, we want to make sure free and affordable opportunities remain available.

 

This summer, the Parks bureau continues its tradition of offering safe, healthy activities for children and families in parks, pools, and community centers across the city. From the Washington Park Summer Festival and concerts in neighborhood parks to Movies in the Park and summer playground fun there’s truly something for everyone.

 

To highlight these opportunities, Portland Parks & Recreation has launched “Summer Free for All”, an online portal showcasing the hundreds of free events, classes, and programs the Parks bureau offers. The site will be updated each week through early September to reflect upcoming activities and classes designed to keep youth safe and active this summer, including free swims, game room drop-ins, gardening classes, breakdance and skateboard sessions, and much more.

 

Portland’s parks and natural areas also support all kinds of unstructured relaxation and recreation. Portlanders can enjoy visiting skateparks and dog parks; playing on basketball and tennis courts; hiking or biking on over 150 miles of trails; or simply packing a picnic and a frisbee and heading to a neighborhood park.

 

We hope to see you out and about in our parks this summer!