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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Matt Dishman Pool and Spa

  • Spa will be replaced with a larger capacity spa

  • Spa mechanical systems will also be replaced

  • Matt Dishman Indoor Pool


Matt Dishman Indoor Pool and Spa will be receiving major repairs and renovation thanks to the Parks Replacement Bond. Due to a small part of this project (spa expansion) being eligible for System Development Charge (SDC) funding, the Parks SDC Fund is contributing $10,000.

The project includes resurfacing the pool, which will address hollow locations behind the plaster and cracks in the sub-surface of the pool floor. 

It will also completely replace the spa (which is currently leaking 1,000 gallons of water per day) with a larger capacity spa that can hold up to 20 users. The spa’s mechanical systems including piping, filters, chemical controllers, and chlorine systems will be replaced, and a new ultra-violet filtering system will be added. The three existing fiberglass sand filters for the pool will also be replaced with one high-efficiency filter.

The work will begin during Matt Dishman Community Center’s annual maintenance shutdown for two weeks in mid-August. The pool will remain closed an additional 6 weeks after the Community Center re-opens to complete the work, with an expected pool re-opening in mid-October. We look forward to celebrating the re-opening of the pool and the improved spa this fall!

During the closure of this pool, PP&R has seven outdoor pools and six indoor pools for use at other locations. Find the closest option with our Park Finder tool.

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,, (503) 823-5583

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, (503) 823-5593


Fall 2015 - Winter 2015/16
Design Development

Winter 2015/16 - Spring 2016
Construction Documents

Spring 2016 - Summer 2016
Permitting and Bidding

August 13, 2016 - Mid-October 2016
Construction / Pool Closure

Mid-October 2016
Pool Reopens!