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A group of people of many ages and abilities at a PP&R community center. Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, Ore.
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 18 August 2022

Portland Parks & Recreation announces the bureau’s new financial assistance program, designed to reduce cost as a barrier and to allow for easier access to participate in its offerings. The new Access Pass for activities, programs and passes to be used for programs begins Oct. 3. This effort builds on prior bureau pilot discount efforts, such as the “Pay What You Can” option, which remains in place until October 3 of this year. 

The Access Pass is made possible by the Parks Local Option Levy which voters approved in November 2020. The program allows all city of Portland residents, regardless of their financial means, to receive reduced pricing up to 90 percent on Portland Parks & Recreation programs and admissions offered by its recreation and environmental education departments. These include all PP&R community center and pool passes, drop-in admissions, registered activities, personal training, educational preschool and after school programs.  

The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment. No proof of income is required. 

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