Parks Safety

  • We keep parks and trails open, 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 Main City, Red Sunset and Vance 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.
    Non-emergency numbers
    • Code Compliance: 503-618-2463 
    • 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.

    Parks 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.

    See a complete list of parks rules.