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Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department includes the:

Check out all the Parks & Recreation Department activities in our 2017 Program Guide

Online Registration
Register online for Portland Parks & Recreation programs including Kidz Klub!

The department provides a variety of classes for the public.

Online Registration

Special Events

Park It! 2017
Back by popular demand! Join us in YOUR park every Thursday at 6pm! We are hosting block parties at various city parks this summer! We will bring the popcorn and sno cones, you bring the family and friends! There will be food, fun and raffles to win! Mark your calendar and come out and enjoy the park with us! We will be in a park every Thursday throughout the summer! Free for all to attend!
Date, Event Time: 6-8 PM Park
June 8, 2017 Bayside Park, 108 Sabine
June 15, 2017 Twin Fountains Park, 2205 Matagorda
June 22, 2017 Willacy Park, 131 Daniel Moore
June 29, 2017 East Cliff Park, 301 Georgia
July 6, 2017 Oakridge Park, 2233 Memorial Parkway
July 13, 2017 Moser Park, 411 Seco
July 20, 2017 Briar Bluff Park, 1530 Briar
July 27, 2017 Violet Andrews Park, 154 Elm Street

Parks & Recreation Day

July is National Parks & Recreation Month and to celebrate the occasion the fun is on us! Visit the Community Center or Aquatic Center on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and play for FREE! That’s right, for one day you can come and play for FREE! We believe that Parks & Recreation is a vital service and an essential part of everyone’s life. So in honor of National Parks & Recreation Month play for FREE!!!!!
When:      Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Where:     Portland Community Center
               Portland Aquatic Center
Cost:       FREE

Kid Katch
The City of Portland is co-sponsoring the 14th Annual Kid Katch Youth Fishing Tournament with the Saltwater-Fisheries Enhancement Association, Spectra Energy and the San Patricio County and Nueces County branches of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Children 17 and under are invited to participate in three different age categories. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group for Biggest Fish. Free lunch is provided and t-shirts will be given to the first 200 registered. The event is strictly measure and release. Parents may accompany children. Come out and join the fun! School Supply Drive! Be sure to bring new school supplies with you to donate at the event. All supplies will be donated to Gregory-Portland ISD to help children who cannot afford school supplies. Kid Katch is a FREE event, donate and make a difference in the life of a child in your community!
When:      Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time:        9:00 AM -12:00 PM (fishing ends at 11:00 AM)
Where:     Indian Point Pier
Cost:        Free
Register:   Registration begins Friday, May 5, 2017

Pooch-A-Palooza H2O

Bring your pooch to make a splash at the Portland Aquatic Center for our 2nd Annual Pooch-A-Palooza H2O! Fun for the whole family, only dogs in the water please. There will be a swimsuit contest and special doggie concession. Registration will be required, be sure to bring current vaccination record.
When:      Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:       4:30-6:30 PM
               Swimsuit contest: 5:00 PM
Cost:       $5 per dog/ 2 dogs per adult only please


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Kristin Connor 

2000 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX 78374

Ph: (361) 777-3301
Fx: (361) 777-3314