Hot Weather Is On The Way – Stay Cool With Local Pools at Portland Parks

East Portland Pool
Photo: Portland Parks and Recreation

It will be a hot summer and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is here to help residents stay cool with park fountains, splash pads and PP&R pools/swim lessons. Information of these facilities can be found below.

Information on park fountains and splash pads is online at

Online info for PP&R pools and swim lessons is at

Interactive (water play) fountains

All six of Portland Parks & Recreation’s interactive park fountains are open for water play:

Splash pads in neighborhood parks

Splash pads will be on until Labor Day, 11am-7pm

Colonel Summers Park – SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street

Columbia Park and Annex – N Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue

Dawson Park – N Stanton Street and Williams Avenue

Earl Boyles Park – east of SE 107th Avenue and Francis Street

Elizabeth Caruthers Park – 3508 SW Moody Avenue

Essex Park  – SE 79th Avenue and Center Street  

Farragut Park – N Kerby Avenue and Farragut Street

Fernhill Park – NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street

Gateway Discovery Park – 10520 NE Halsey Street

Irving Park – NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street

Kenton Park  – 8417 N Brandon Avenue

Khunamokwst Park  – 5200 NE Alberta Street

Luuwit View Park – NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street

Northgate Park  – N Geneva Avenue and Fessenden Street

Peninsula Park – 700 N Rosa Parks

WayPier Park – N Lombard Street and Bruce Avenue

Raymond Park  – SE 118th Avenue and Raymond Street

Spring Garden Park – 3332 SW Spring Garden Street 

Woodlawn Park  – NE 13th Avenue and Dekum Street

Portland Parks & Recreation pools

Another fun summer of outdoor swimming and other aquatic activities with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Aquatics will start on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

PP&R pool schedules and info by location are available here.

Outdoor Pools

Creston Pool4454 SE Powell Blvd(503) 823-3672

Grant Pool, 2300 NE 33rd Avenue(503) 823-3674

Montavilla Pool,8219 NE Glisan Street(503) 823-3675

Pier Pool, 9341 N St. Johns Avenue(503) 823-3678

Sellwood Pool7951 SE 7th Avenue(503) 823-3679

Wilson Pool1151 SW Vermont Avenue(503) 823-3680

Opening on Monday, July 8, 2019:

Peninsula Pool700 N Rosa Parks Way(503) 823-3677

Indoor Pools

Columbia Pool7701 N Chautauqua Blvd(503) 823-3669

East Portland Pool740 SE 106th Avenue(503) 823-3450

Matt Dishman Pool77 NE Knott Street(503) 823-3673

Mt. Scott Pool, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue(503) 823-3183

Southwest Pool6820 SW 45th Avenue(503) 823-2840

Free Open Play Swim Sessions

This summer, Portland Parks and Recreation is offering free swim sessions at PP&R pools. No registration is required. The PP&R website lists the dates and times for free open play swimming at Columbia, Creston, Grant, Montavilla, Peninsula, Pier, and Sellwood Pools. 

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