About Us

The City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities department consists of four major divisions: Parks, Recreation, Public Assembly Facilities and Facilities Management. The Parks Division manages over 60 parks and playgrounds, 7.5 miles of multi-use trails, 10 community gardens, 2 stadiums, 16 cemeteries and dozens of athletic fields and courts, all spread across 721 acres of land. The Recreation Division offers a vast array of recreation programs and clinics for preschool, youth, family, teens, adults, and senior adults at its five community centers. The Public Assembly Facilities Division is responsible for the scheduling and management of Merrill Auditorium, the Portland Exposition Building, Hadlock Field, Ocean Gateway and Maine State Pier, in addition to overseeing the permitting of events in the City’s parks, open spaces and streets.