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Parks Rules and Safety

  • Park Rules
  • Park Safety
  • No Smoking
Park Rules

Parks, trails and greenways are open:

  • April 1 to Sept. 30:  5:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Oct. 1 to March 31: 6:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Restrooms closed Oct. 31 through March 31

Not allowed in Gresham parks:

  • Camping or building structures
  • Collecting or harming plants or wildlife
  • Defacing property
  • Devices to amplify sound
  • Dumping of trash, yard debris or other waste
  • Failing to clean up pet waste
  • Hiking, biking or riding horses off designated trails
  • Hitting of golf balls
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Pets off leash
  • Public drinking (without a permit from the OLCC and the City)
  • Swimming, diving or ice skating on ponds or creeks
  • Tobacco or marijuana use
  • Unauthorized vehicles
  • Weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind

Chapter 7 of the Gresham Revised Code

Contact us

For more information on Gresham's parks rules call 503-618-2300.

Park Safety

We keep parks and trails accessible and safe by:

  • Regularly cleaning and conducting routine maintenance.
  • Frequently patrolling parks and trails by Gresham Police and Citizen Volunteers in Policing by vehicle, bike and on foot.
  • Surveillance cameras in several parks.
  • Requiring reservations to use picnic shelters.

Help us keep our parks and trails safe.

  • Report problems or unsafe conditions.
  • Observe the rules for using parks and trails.
  • Reserve park shelters for events and activities.

Safety tips

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be alert to where you are and who is around you.
  • Always lock your car.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car, not even in the trunk.
  • Always know where your children are.
  • Accompany minors to the restrooms.
  • Don't confront those breaking park rules.
  • If possible, carry a cell phone for emergencies.
  • Report criminal activity to the Gresham Police, or call 911 in an emergency.

Non-emergency numbers

  • Code compliance: 503-618-2248
  • Fire non-emergency: 503-823-3333 
  • Graffiti reporting: 503-618-3089 
  • Parks maintenance: 503-618-2300 
  • Parks reservations: 503-618-2300 
  • Police non-emergency: 503-823-3333 
  • Police tip line: 503-661-3784 
  • Report a non-emergency issue.
No Smoking

The City Council adopted a tobacco-free parks law in 2017. Tobacco or marijuana use in parks may result in a fine up to $500.

Banned products include:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Cigarillos
  • Bidis
  • Clove cigarettes
  • E-cigarettes
  • Nicotine vaporizers
  • Nicotine liquids
  • Hookahs
  • Kreteks
  • Pipes
  • Chew
  • Snuff
  • Smokeless tobacco

No smoking in parks reduces the harmful effects of second-hand smoke on the public's health, prevents waste and improves the outdoor health of Gresham's parks and open spaces.

Need help quitting smoking? Call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-784-8669.