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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Free Fitness in the Parks

Outdoor Tai Chi class participants

Summer Free For All events are free!

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  • 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. 


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!

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.