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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

Peninsula Park Community Center
Peninsula Park Community Center
700 N Rosa Parks Way Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-3620

General Info
Acquired in 1913

Amenities
Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, gymnasium, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, and wireless Internet access.
Basketball Court – Indoor Community Center Meeting Room – Reservable Party Room – Reservable Wireless Internet Access

Program Information

Historical Information
Built in 1913, this Italian villa style facility was the first community center in the Portland park system. Its original floor plan was perfectly symmetrical, consisting of one pool, two locker rooms, and two gyms - one for men, the other for women. Such separate-but-equal social attitudes were also reflected in the entryway murals: young men featured in the area leading to the men's side, and young women on the women's side. The Portland Lavender Club, a dance and social group for women over age 50, originated here and it was home to a women's volleyball club for many years.

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