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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Proposed Changes to Baxter Woods Off-Leash Rules

Baxter Woods in Deering Summertime (4)

Please join the Parks Commission and Parks, Rec and Facilities Department Staff for a discussion of proposed changes to off-leash rules in Baxter Woods.

Public comment is encouraged.  

April 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM, Portland City Hall, Council Chambers...

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Draft Agenda Notice Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

news alert

After getting off to an earlier than usual snow storm season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into the new year. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they c...

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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: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

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

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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Additional Info... 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: 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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Portland's Parks Department Parks and Rec News
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: 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