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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Parks celebrates National Water Safety Month

By David Nguyen


Join us this Friday to celebrate National Water Safety Month.  Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics is offering a fun opportunity to learn more about how to stay safe in and around the water from 6 – 8pm at Mt. Scott Community Center.


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children ages 1-4, and the fifth leading reason for accidental death for people of all ages.


Enjoy an evening of swimming with fun activities, games and prizes, as well as water safety information.  There will also be a free drawing for lifejackets.


Mt. Scott Community Center

Friday, May 18  6 - 8 pm

5530 SE 72nd Avenue

Adults: $4.50

Teens & Seniors: $3.75

Children (3-12 yrs): $3.25

Toddlers (0-2yr): FREE!


PP&R pools offer top-of-the-line swimming instruction, water safety tips, plus open swims, water slides, play structures, special events such as Dive-In Movies (watch the screen while floating in the water!), and other family fun.


Parks offers swimming at six indoor pools (and seven outdoor, during the summer) across the city.