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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Community Centers

  • Register now for swim lessons for all ages en inglés y en español!

  • Special Events in community centers and your parks!

  • Arts Community Music Center, Multnomah Arts Center, Laurelhurst Dance Studio, and Community Centers

  • Sports Classes, Leagues, and Drop-in Activities

  • Educational Preschool Programs available at all community centers

  • Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation Classes, Activities, Trips, Dances, and more!

  • Fitness Group Exercise, Personal Trainers, and Individual Fitness

  • Senior Recreation Hikes, Walks, Trips, Classes, and more!

FREE Community Center Activities

Overwhelmed with warm weather? The public is welcome to visit the following air-conditioned PP&R community centers to refresh in the lobby areas as capacity allows at any time. Please note that PP&R summer camps will be given priority for community center space. Additionally, these specific community centers below are offering even more opportunities to stay cool.

Community Center Times and Activities
Charles Jordan Community Center 
9009 N Foss Avenue
Monday - Friday 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm

Cool spaces in our lobby, come in and visit with neighbors, enjoy your community. Board games, cards, and puzzles available.
Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis Street
Monday - Thursday 9:30am-8:30pm
Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Auditorium access changes day to day depending on programming, please check in with our front desk to see what cool areas are available.
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Avenue
Monday - Friday 6:00am-9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm

Cool spaces in our lobby, come in and visit with neighbors, enjoy your community. Board games, ping-pong available.
Hillside Community Center
653 Northwest Culpepper Terrace
Monday - Thursday 1:00-6:00pm
Friday 3:00-6:00pm

Board games available.
Matt Dishman Community Center
77 NE Knott Street
Monday - Thursday 5:30am-9:00pm
Friday 5:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 10:30am-6:00pm

Cool spaces in our lobby, come in and visit with neighbors, enjoy your community.
Mt. Scott Community Center 
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Monday - Friday 5:30am-9:30pm    
Saturday 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 12:00-7:00pm

Cool spaces in our lobby, come in and visit with neighbors, enjoy your community. Board games available.
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Monday - Friday  9:00am - 9:30pm 
Hallways available for refreshing.

Monday - Friday 5:00-9:30pm 
Auditorium also available at times, please check in with front desk.

Saturday - Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm  
Hallways available for refreshing.
Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Monday - Friday 5:15am-9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm

Cool spaces in our lobby, come in and visit with neighbors, enjoy your community.

New Eastside Premium Passes 
Now you can enjoy fitness and swim pool benefits at any of our full service community centers and pools with one annual fee: East Portland, Mt. Scott, Matt Dishman, and Charles Jordan/Columbia Pool. Stop by any of the community centers mentioned here and our staff can get you set up with the pass that is most convenient for you!

Eastside Premium Passes Annual Fees
Adult Pass $493
Senior Pass $386
Family Pass $789
*Youth and Teen Passes are also available, and in addition, explore our TeenForce Pass, providing fitness and other activities to youth ages 10-20 at our five TeenForce locations.

Portland Parks & Recreation owns and operates 15 community centers located throughout the Portland area - offering sports, fitness, art, dance, music, science, languages, rentals, and more!

Resident and Non-Resident Fees
A resident is anyone who occupies a permanent residence inside the city limits of Portland, which includes the Portland Public, Parkrose, and David Douglas School Districts. Anyone else is considered a non-resident and will be assessed a non-resident fee.

Hours and other Fees
Please look at community center catalogs below for specific class schedules, rental rates, hours of operation, and building closure info.

Inclement Weather
Check here for schedule changes and closures due to inclement weather.
Inclement Weather Policy for Portland Parks & Recreation

Seasonal employment for aquatics, recreation, maintenance, sports, arts, instruction, and park rangers at Portland Parks & Recreation can be found on our Employment and Internships page. We encourage you to apply for positions even if they aren't currently listed in the case an opening becomes available. Learn more.