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Park Rules and Safety

    • Park Rules
    • Park Safety
    • No Smoking
    Park Rules

    Parks, trails and greenways are open:

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

    Not allowed in Gresham parks:

    • Camping or building structures  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.165)
    • Collecting or harming plants or wildlife  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Defacing property  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Devices to amplify sound (Gresham Revised Code 7.20)
    • Dumping of trash, yard debris or other waste (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145 / 7.27.040)
    • Failing to clean up pet waste (Gresham Revised Code 3.37.010, Multnomah Co. Code Chapter 13)
    • Hiking, biking or riding horses off designated trails (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Hitting of golf balls (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145
    • Illegal Drugs  (State law)
    • Pets off leash  (Gresham Revised Code 7.35.010
    • Public drinking (without a permit from the OLCC and the City) (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.120)
    • Swimming, diving or ice skating on ponds or creeks (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Tobacco Use (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Unauthorized vehicles  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.040 / 7.10.145)

    Chapter 7 of the Gresham Revised Code

    Contact us

    For more information on Gresham's parks rules call 503-618-2626.

    Park 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.
    No Smoking

    The City Council adopted a tobacco-free parks law May 16. Tobacco use in parks may result in a fine up to $500 after Nov. 15.

    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 1-800-8669.