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At Rosa Parks Elementary, Summer Break Ended Long Ago

Aug. 24, 2015 9:10 p.m.

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: New York Woman Identified As Parks Vandal, Studded Tires Permitted Saturday

Oct. 31, 2014 2:21 p.m.

Headlines for Friday, Oct. 31: The National Park Service has identified a primary suspect in vandalism cases at national parks in the West, studded tires can be used starting Saturday, an OSU study says Ebola could be contained by March, and more.

News | local

Audit: Portland Parks Need Oversight Measures To Demonstrate Wise Spending

Aug. 14, 2013 6:18 p.m.

Portland's auditors say parks officials need to do a better job of tracking how they're maintaining the city's parks system - especially if they're going to ask for more money for upkeep. An audit published Wednesday calls for clear performance measures.

News | local | East Of 82nd

East Of 82nd: Kids Seek Parks And Places To Play

June 27, 2013 noon

There are nearly 12,000 acres of parks in Portland. A little more than 1,700 of those park acres -- or just about 15 percent -- are located East of 82nd Avenue.


Metro Has The Land, But Needs Money To Make It Parks

May 16, 2013 1:03 a.m.

Metro-area voters will decide next week whether to spend millions of dollars to clean up and maintain natural areas bought over the last two decades.


Guardsmen Restore Parks In Heppner

June 25, 2012 10:47 p.m.

You can find Oregon National Guard soldiers serving in Afghanistan, fighting fires, battling floods — and building play structures and picnic pavilions.

Parks Project Designed To Boost Equity

July 30, 2012 8:46 a.m.

Today the city of Portland breaks ground on an initiative to build amenities in places with lots of families but little park infrastructure.


Portland Parks Rank Sixth Among Large Cities

May 23, 2012 midnight

A national study of urban parks ranks Portland’s system sixth among large cities. The Trust for Public Land report out Wednesday finds shortcomings, as well.

Economy | local

Plan: Parks To Remain Closed While Damage Assessed

Nov. 12, 2011 5:52 p.m.

Portland Parks employees intend to keep Chapman and Lonsdale Squares closed at least a week for a damage assessment

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Rosa Parks Elementary Enters Year 2 Of Year-Round Pilot Program

Aug. 22, 2015 1:45 a.m.

Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.

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No Smoking In Portland Parks

June 17, 2015 9:45 p.m.

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

Oregon Field Guide

Funding State Parks

Feb. 2, 1997 3:30 a.m.

This special report explores the state park funding crisis looking at possible solutions.

10 Parks That Changed America

Feb. 25, 2016 4:25 p.m.

Olmsted And America's Urban Parks

March 20, 2016 8:02 a.m.

The State Of Our Parks

May 11, 2016 8:18 a.m.

The story of Idaho can be told in her state parks. But in a state known for its stunning federal lands, Idaho's state parks have struggled jst to stay open. What is the future of our state parks and does anyone really care?

Great Old Amusement Parks

June 30, 2017 7:54 p.m.

News | local | Politics | Think Out Loud

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

Sept. 14, 2016 4:41 p.m.

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

Think Out Loud

Hillsboro City Council Approves E-Cigarette Ban In Parks

June 19, 2014 7:20 p.m.

The Hillsboro parks department is concerned about toxins in e-cigarette vapor, and the possibility the devices could be confused for traditional cigarettes.

Funding State Parks

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

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