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POSTED AUGUST 2, 2017
(Portland, OR) –
Select centers and hours only; see list. PP&R also offers swimming pools, park fountains and splash pads, Poet’s Beach on the Willamette
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is providing additional citywide opportunities to stay cool during the heat wave. Use the following list to find fun activities and cool places to refresh yourself this week.
FREE Communtiy Center Activities
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||Cool Activities: Wednesday, August 2-Friday, August 4|
|Charles Jordan Community Center
9009 N Foss Ave, 503-823-3631
|9am-9pm Board games, cards, and puzzles, possible movie|
|Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis St,503-823-3177
|9:30am-8:30pm Wed/Thu 8/2,3 Auditorium is available (classes held on the stage from 6:30-8:30pm Public is welcome as quiet audience) 9:30am-4:30pm Friday 8/4 CMC auditorium is available for the public to cool off|
|East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave, 503-823-3450
|5:30-9:30pm Board games, foosball, ping-pong, movie|
|Hillside Community Center
653 Northwest Culpepper Terrac., 503-823-3181
|1-6pm Movie and board games|
|Matt Dishman Community Center
77 NE Knott St, 503-823-3673
|Wedneday, 8/2 6:30-9pm , Showing a movie
Thursday, 8/3 6:30-9pm, Showing a movie
Friday, 8/4 5-8pm, Showing a movie
|Mt. Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave, 503-823-3183
|5:30-9:30pm Limited activities provided (e.g. board games)|
|Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, 503-823-2787
|9am - 9:30pm Hallways available for refreshing5-9:30pm Auditorium also available|
|Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th Ave,503-823-2840
|6:30 - 8:30pm Showing a movie|
|St. Johns Community Center
8247 N Central St,503-823-3192
|6pm-10pm Public welcome to come in to stay cool; no activities provided|
SAFETY TIPS AND OTHER OPTIONS TO STAY COOL
PP&R offers you the following tips for a safe summer, PP&R pool and splash pad/fountain information, and Poet’s Beach hours and info below.
KEEP COOL IN A PP&R POOL
PP&R pools offer open play swims, water exercise classes, junior lifeguard training, junior swim training, summer swim teams, and special events. Free swims are offered through August 25, at pools across Portland, though during the heat wave, there may be a wait time at various pools due to high demand. For more information on how to register for swimming lessons or participate in other summer activities, contact the pool in your area or the Aquatics Administration Office at 503-823-5130.
Pool schedules and info are available at portlandoregon.gov/parks/38284
SPLASH PADS, FOUNTAINS, and POET’S BEACH
Portland Parks & Recreation's splash pads and fountains around the city are open to help you stay cool! Cool off through the end of September. Splash pad hours are 11 am to 9 pm; fountain hours mirror park hours. What’s the difference? Fountains have chlorination and recirculate water; while water in splash pads drains away – like running through the sprinklers. Our list is also available online at portlandoregon.gov/parks/splash in English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Somali, and Vietnamese.
FOUNTAINS YOU CAN PLAY IN
Note: Fountains are great for playing in, but the water is not for drinking! Like a swimming pool, fountains recirculate treated water. Please help us keep the fountains clean for all to enjoy.
PARK SPLASH PADS
CANCELATIONS OF PP&R CLASSES, CAMPS, AND/OR OTHER ACTIVITIES
All cancelations will be posted on the PP&R Inclement Weather page.
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