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Portland Parks Golf – Partners

Portland Parks Golf is honored to partner with impactful organizations and local non-profits, including:

A third-party management company. KemperSports manages four of Portlands Parks public golf courses, Colwood, Eastmoreland, Heron Lakes, and Rose City.
“With a spirit for operational excellence, we are dedicated, passionate and respected leaders in our industry… We are strong believers in supporting and promoting the communities in which we operate. Not only is it key to our success, it’s important to our staff and clients.”

First Tee Greater Portland
A non-profit organization on a mission to create access to golf in underprivileged youth communities across the country.
“By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.”

Native American Youth Academy (NAYA)
A non-profit organization in Portland founded by the Indgiounes community.
“The Portland region has a large, growing proud Native community grounded in our traditional worldview…Our healthy community understands the connection between our environment, our culture, our spirituality and our wellness”

Oregon Junior Golf Association (OJGA)
OGA Junior Golf is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to provide playing opportunities for youth golfers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Oregon Golf Association (OGA)
A non-profit membership association founded in 1924. The OGA has expanded its efforts to tirelessly promote, foster, and grow the game of golf providing a multitude of benefits and services to 47,500 individual men, women, senior, and junior members at more than 400 member golf clubs throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Oregon Professional Golf Association (OPGA)
The PGA of America is made up of nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals who are ready to help you further your love for the game of golf.

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)
A community-based nonprofit YEP was founded in 2004 by three juvenile justice advocates to support formerly incarcerated young people as they transitioned back into their communities.

Mobility Impaired Golf Association (MIGA)
Nonprofit organization founded in 2006. “Our mission is to achieve measures of physical rehabilitation and positive mental health for children and young adults with special needs.”

Summer Free for All
A program under Portland Parks and Recreation, that builds community through free, inclusive, and family-friendly activities that celebrate Portland’s diverse cultures and local artists.

Portland Community College (PCC)
PCC offers golf lessons as part of their curriculum. The program reviews basic techniques, rules, advanced skills, and course play.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Columbia Slough Watershed Council
  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council
  • Crystal Springs Partnership
  • Salmon-Safe
  • Portland Audubon Society
  • Oregon Bee Project

Portland Parks golf courses provide various ecological services, such as bettering the air and water quality, supplying habitat for wildlife, and managing stormwater. These services play a vital role in the city’s efforts to implement its climate action plan. The course’s open spaces are home to many species, from native animals, including blue herons and salmon, to native grasses and historic trees. Additionally, the public golf courses in Portland encompass more than 800 acres of green space in our metropolitan region, they filter and absorb a significant amount of runoff, reducing the local effects of climate change.