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Posted on: December 14, 2021

City Updates Health and Safety Requirements

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The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities to include proof of vaccination for all ages five and older. These changes will go into effect on January 1, 2022, and will continue to be reviewed ...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Tree to be Delivered to Monument Square This Thursday

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The City of Portland’s Arborist, Jeff Tarling, reports that this year’s tree – which is scheduled to be delivered to Monument Square on Thursday, November 18 – was found yet again by coincidence. The 40' Balsam Fir, located on Epping Street in the Riverto...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Portland to Celebrate Opening of New Futsal Court

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An opening ceremony will be held for the newly constructed Futsal Court at Fox Field on Thursday, August 5, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The event will feature remarks by Mayor Kate Snyder, City officials, neighborhood groups, as well as a futsal demonstrati...

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City 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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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Portland to Host Fireworks Only Display for Fourth of July

July 4th Fireworks information

After having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Portland is pleased to announce it will host a fireworks only display for the Fourth of July this year. The display will be held on Sunday, July 4, in its usual spot on the Eastern...

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City News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

City to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for James A. Banks, Sr. Portland Exposition Building

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The City of Portland will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM to officially commemorate the renaming of the Portland Expo as the James A. Banks, Sr. Exposition Building. City officials, members of the Banks family, and Por...

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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Portland to Host Fireworks Only Display for Fourth of July

July 4th Fireworks information

After having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Portland is pleased to announce it will host a fireworks only display for the Fourth of July this year. The display will be held on Sunday, July 4, in its usual spot on the Eastern...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Various City Boards & Commissions to Hold Emergency Meetings Tomorrow

NEWS ALERT

Various City of Portland boards and commissions will hold emergency meetings tomorrow to discuss adopting remote participation policies. 

These meetings include:

  • Fish Pier, Friday, July 30 at 9:00 AM
  • Portland Development Corporation, Friday, July 30...
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City News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Lyseth Playground Renovations Project Hub Is LIVE!!

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Our Lyseth Playground Renovation project hub is live! Stay tuned to this project page for future updates to the project. We are working towards getting the renovation ready for summer 2022 construction, when school is out of session.

The Lyseth Playground ...

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Updated Health and Safety Requirements for City-Owned Event Facilities

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The City of Portland announced today an update to its safety protocols for events at its indoor facilities due to the rise of the highly contagious Delta variant across the state and nation. These changes will go in effect on October 4, 2021 and will cont...

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Portland Harbor Common

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Phase 1 of this project aims to create a new public greenspace along Portland's Eastern Waterfront, on a site currently occupied by the Ocean Gateway queuing lanes. The 3.5 acre site will be transformed into a public greenspace that includes walk...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

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Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square this holiday season. Residents and property owners who wish to donate a tree are encouraged to submit the tree for consideration at...

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City News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Join our Recreation Team! We increased our starting rate!

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JOIN OUR RECREATION TEAM! We have increased our starting pay and want you to join us!! We are seeking Recreation Programmers in our Before and After the Bell Programs and Community Centers. We have fun and exciting positions that we need to fill right now...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Winter Is Back!

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Winter has returned to the great State of Maine and there is so much to do! From ice skating and cross-country skiing, to snowshoeing, fat tire biking and sledding hills, Portland's parks offer all kinds of fun activities for the whole family. Ou...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: December 24, 2021

City News Round Up: Friday, December 24, 2021

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To translate this News Round Up, click here to view in browser.Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meeting is on Monday, January 3 at 5:00 PM; a City ...

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City News
Posted on: December 30, 2021

City News Round Up: Friday, December 31, 2021

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Please check our agenda center for the full schedule of upcoming Committees, Boards, and Commission meetings. The next City Council meeting is on Monday, January 3 at 5:00 PM; a City ...

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