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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Athletic Fields and Permits


Athletic Field Guidelines may be superseded by Oregon Health Authority guidelines and recommendation currently in action during COVID-19.

In response, PP&R will adjust its permitting procedures to adhere to those guidelines. These adjustments will, wherever possible, follow and align with each phase Multnomah County is in. They will include reduction in number of participants, types of sport allowed, duration of play and protocols required to do so.

Portland Parks & Recreation maintains a variety of sports fields - soccer, football, baseball, and softball - throughout the city. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields. Applications for field permits are processed and issued continually throughout the year. Call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 for more info. 

Athletic Fields
Shawn Lindsey Parks Athletic Field Maintenance Supervisor 503-823-1621
Chad Hoyt Delta Park Lead 503-823-3130
FAX  503-823-9297
Karen Aker Sports Management Supervisor 503-823-5125
Ron Boley Delta Complex Manager 503-823-3112
Angie Pickron Office Adinistration Assistant 503-823-1656
Jennifer Rounseville Sports Recreation Coordinator 503-823-5124
Blaine Rethmeier Sports Recreation Coordinator 503-823-5126
FAX 503-823-1655

Athletic Field Permit Fees

PP&R recognizes its responsibility to provide athletic field facilities for use by a variety of sports at many levels of competition. PP&R subsidizes use of city athletic fields to provide lower cost access to its residents. Portland City Council policy calls for a tiered subsidy for city residents based on need, and full cost recovery for other groups. To that end, additional fees will be included on the following specific athletic field uses: commercial, non-resident, and secondary season use.

The number of sport leagues requesting use of Portland athletic fields has increased exponentially in the past ten years. Primary and Secondary Season designations allow PP&R to focus on sports during their primary season by helping to manage overall costs. Secondary season fees have been added to assist in recovering the costs of maintaining fields beyond primary season play.