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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Free Fitness in the Parks

Outdoor Tai Chi class participants

Offered from July 5, to September 1
Get moving in the park with free fitness classes! Preregistration is encouraged with course number 1072775, or simply drop in!

JULY 5 - SEPTEMBER 1 CLASS LOCATION TRANSIT
Mondays, 9:00AM Balance Core Grant Park, NE 33rd Ave and US Grant Pl 70, 77
Mondays, 10:00AM Zumba Arbor Lodge Park, N Bryant St and Delaware Ave 35, 44, 75
Mondays, 10:00AM Aerobics Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Ave 20
Mondays, 6:00PM Zumba Kenilworth Park, SE 34th Ave and Holgate Blvd 17
Tuesdays, 9:00AM Balance Core Knott Park, NE 117th Ave and Knott St  23
Tuesdays, 10:30AM Zumba Grant Park, NE 33rd Ave and US Grant Pl 70, 77
Tuesdays, 12:30PM Zumba Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Ave 20
Tuesdays, 5:00PM Zumba Mt. Tabor Park, SE 60th Ave and Salmon Street 15, 71
Tuesdays, 6:00PM Zumba Cathedral Park, N Edison St and Pittsburg Ave 4, 11, 16
Wednesdays, 8:00AM Tai Chi Stephens Creek Apts, 6719 SW 26th Ave 1, 39
Wednesdays, 9:30AM Tai Chi Wallace Park, NW 25th Ave and Raleigh St 15, 77
Wednesdays, 10:30AM Tai Chi Holladay Park, NE Holladay St and 11th Ave 8,17,70,77, TriMet MAX light rail service line REDTriMet MAX light rail service line BLUETriMet MAX light rail service line GREEN
Wednesdays, 12:00PM Zumba Salmon Street Springs Fountain, SW Naito Pkwy and Salmon St 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, 30, 51, TriMet MAX light rail service line REDTriMet MAX light rail service line BLUE
Wednesdays, 5:00PM Yoga Arbor Lodge Park, N Bryant St and Delaware Ave 35, 44, 75
Wednesdays, 6:00PM Zumba Alberta Park, NE 22nd Ave and Killingsworth St 17, 72
Thursdays, 10:00AM
7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31 only
Yoga Stephens Creek Apts, 6719 SW 26th Ave 1, 39
Thursdays, 10:00AM
7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24 only
Peruvian Dance Stephens Creek Apts, 6719 SW 26th Ave 1, 39
Thursdays, 5:00PM Zumba Holladay Park, NE Holladay St and 11th Ave 8, 17, 70, 77,
TriMet MAX light rail service line REDTriMet MAX light rail service line GREENTriMet MAX light rail service line BLUE
Thursdays, 6:00PM Aerobics Gilbert Heights, SE 130th Ave and Boise St 17
Fridays, 10:00AM Balance Core Alberta Park, NE 22nd Ave and Killingsworth St 17, 72
Fridays, 10:00AM Zumba Parklane Park, SE 155th Ave and Main St 20
Saturdays, 10:30AM Zumba Salmon Street Springs Fountain, SW Naito Pkwy and Salmon St 4, 6, 10, 14, 15, 30, 51, TriMet MAX light rail service line REDTriMet MAX light rail service line BLUE
Saturdays, 11:00AM Aerobics Sellwood Park, SE 7th Ave and Miller St 70, 99
Saturdays, 11:00AM Ujam Stephens Creek Apts, 6719 SW 26th Ave 1, 39
Saturdays, 6:00PM
7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
Pound Cathedral Park, N Edison St and Pittsburg Ave 4, 11, 16
Saturdays, 6:00PM
7/15, 7/29 ONLY 
Pound St. Johns Park, 8427 N Central St  4,16,44,75

Summer Free For All events are free!

  • TriMet MAX light rail service lines  TRIMET MAX light rail service lines. TriMet MAX light rail service line REDTriMet MAX light rail service line ORANGETriMet MAX light rail service line YELLOWTriMet MAX light rail service line GREENTriMet MAX light rail service line BLUE
  • ADA Accessible  ADA Accessible – Individuals may enter and exit the site using paved pathways.
  • Important Park Rule  All dogs must be on a leash.
  • Important Park Rule  All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco free zones.

Program Information

Who can participate?
Everyone! Any person, of any age, can participate in the Free Fitness in the Parks class offerings. It is recommended that you check with your physician before starting any type of fitness program.

  • Participants should bring water, and keep hydrated.  
  • For Yoga classes, participants will need to bring their own mat.
  • If you require an accommodation or modification to participate in this program, please contact AIR at 503-823-2883.

How can I sign up?
Registration is free, and you only need to sign up once to participate in this free program all summer long. Proof of registration is required, so print your receipt or bring a copy on your phone to your first class. In person registration forms will also be available at each class.

What if the weather is bad?
Classes may be cancelled in the event of rain or extreme temperatures. For daily updates, call our Fitness in the Parks hotline at 503-348-0086, or view updated schedule information posted to this page. 


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength routines. The goal is to improve all elements of fitness including flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular fitness.

Yoga and Tai Ch
Exercise your mind, body and soul. Yoga helps reduce anxiety, improve flexibility, relieve stress and improve respiratory functions. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are both ancient Chinese traditions that relieve stress through cultivating and balancing qi (chi), translated as "life energy". Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, great for stretching and serenity.

Zumba and U-Jam
Working out doesn’t feel like work when you’re having fun. That’s why using dance is a great way to burn calories, tone up and increase your endurance. Our Zumba and Ujam classes always feel like a party so come join us and party yourself into shape!

Pound
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.