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City officials cite declining air quality, danger to community by thickening smoke

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF GRESHAM - Poor air quality has led the city of Gresham to close all parks and open spaces. Declining air quality in East Multnomah County has prompted the city of Gresham to close all parks and open spaces.

Across the community, no facilities or amenities will be open in Gresham's green spaces, including public restrooms. They will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Residents are advised to remain indoors and keep doors and windows closed, as the smoke from the Clackamas County wildfires continues to drift north. If you have extra air filters for you furnace that are not in use, you can construct a DIY air filter using that and a box fan. See instructions online at:

There are still no evacuations in Multnomah County. Sign up for alerts at to stay abreast of the situation. Because the winds have died down and the weather has cooled, conditions are better for firefighters.

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