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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

St Johns Community Center
8427 N Central St Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-3192

General Info
Acquired in 1948

Amenities
Includes basketball court – indoor, community center, gymnasium, kitchen – reservable, meeting room – reservable, party room – reservable, preschool program, rock climbing wall, and stage – indoor.
Basketball Court – Indoor Community Center Kitchen – Reservable Meeting Room – Reservable Party Room – Reservable Rock Climbing Wall

Program Information

Historical Information
Built in 1940, this center was originally part of a recreation complex that served the large number of workers in the Kaiser shipyards during World War II. When the war was over, the pre-fabricated building was dismantled and moved on flatbed trucks, piece by piece, to its current location. This new home was two blocks from the center of downtown St Johns, at the edge of a large cherry and prune orchard. Some of the old fruit trees still stand on the center's grounds. In 1998-99, a number of improvements were made using funds from 1994 General Obligation Bond.