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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Quarry Run Road & Parking Lot Closed

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ATTENTION!!! Power Line Installation! Quarry Run Road and parking lot closed

Tuesday, November 13 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Thursday, November 15 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Crews will be operating heavy during these hours. For your ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Portland Parks Conservancy Names Executive Director

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Parks Conservancy is excited to announce that it has named Nan Cumming to serve as its first Executive Director. The Conservancy was launched by Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. in early 2018 to help support the numerous parks, trails, open spac...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Family Open Gym

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Family Open Gym!Wednesday nights @ Reiche Community Center, 5:30-6:30pm$6.00 Resident Family/$8.00 Non-ResidentFMI: Contact Jon Call @874-8873

Looking for something different to do with the family? This program is focused on giving families an opp...

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Recreation Programs Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

NEW Interactive Map of Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Interactive Map Portland, Maine 04103

We are excited to offer a new interactive map of Evergreen Cemetery. This interactive map will allow you to search for loved ones and the many famous burials at Evergreen Cemetery. Searching can be done by name, age and other parameters. Click here to acc...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Fall/Winter Recreation Program Guide

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Check out the Portland 2018-19 Fall/Winter Program Guide!

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Instagram Scavenger Hunt

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Our 2018 Instagram Parks Scavenger Hunt continues! Win tickets to see Celtic Thunder at Merrill Auditorium in the next hunt. We will be posting visual clues on our Instagram account, and your mission is to solve the clues to find the pla...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

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

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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

Cousins Memorial Restoration

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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 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

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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

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 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

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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: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

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 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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