UPDATED ON JULY 23, 2018 (ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 12, 2018)
Hot weather is here, but you can keep cool with Portland Parks & Recreation! Enjoy fountains and neighborhood park splash pads located across the city, as well as swimming pools. Poet’s Beach, the City of Portland’s Willamette riverfront swimming beach, is now open as well!
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|Interactive fountains are open during regular park hours. They are great for playing in, but not for drinking. Like a swimming pool, fountains recirculate treated water. Please help us keep the fountains clean for all to enjoy.|
|Splash pads are open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, between 11am—7pm.|
|INCLEMENT WEATHER - POLICY AND CLOSURES|
|Check here for the latest information about closures and changes due to extreme weather conditions.|
Poet’s Beach, the City of Portland’s Willamette River swimming beach, is open from now through Sunday, August 26, 2018. Poet’s Beach is located in Portland Parks & Recreation’s South Waterfront Park - on the west side of the Willamette River, just north of the I-5 Marquam Bridge. The beach is open daily during park hours (5:00am-midnight). Poet’s Beach is a sandy shore with river access, and an in-water swimming area delineated with a swim line and floats.
Poet’s Beach information is available at portlandoregon.gov/parks/poets.
- The beach does not have lifeguards on duty. Visitors who wish to enter the water do so at their own risk.
- Personal flotation devices (“life jackets”) are allowed, but will not be available to borrow on site.
- No picnic tables or portable restrooms are offered during 2018.
- Permanent restrooms are available a few minutes’ walk or bike north of the beach at South Waterfront Park Garden, 1831 SW River Drive.
- Beach hours are the same as park hours: 5:00am-midnight
- The water depth is typically shallow in the area of Poet’s Beach
Come enjoy another fun summer of outdoor swimming and other aquatic activities with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Aquatics. Portland Parks & Recreation pools also offer open play swims, water exercise classes, junior lifeguard training, junior swim training, summer swim teams, and special events. Schedules and info are available at portlandoregon.gov/parks/38284.
Clases de natación con instrucción en español están disponibles a Columbia Pool, Montavilla Pool, East Portland Community Center, y Pier Pool. (Swim lessons with instruction in Spanish are available at Columbia Pool, East Portland Community Center, Montavilla Pool, and Pier Pool.)
Outdoor Pools (open for the 2018 summer, through the end of August – dates vary by pool)
- Creston Pool, 4454 SE Powell Blvd, 503-823-3672
- Grant Pool, 2300 NE 33rd Avenue, 503-823-3674
- Montavilla Pool,8219 NE Glisan Street, 503-823-3675
- Peninsula Pool, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, 503-823-3677
- Pier Pool, 9341 N St. Johns Avenue, 503-823-3678
- Sellwood Pool, 7951 SE 7th Avenue, 503-823-3679
- Wilson Pool, 1151 SW Vermont Avenue, 503-823-3680
Indoor Pools (open year-round)
- Columbia Pool, 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd, 503-823-3669
- East Portland Pool, 740 SE 106th Avenue, 503-823-3450
- Matt Dishman Pool, 77 NE Knott Street, 503-823-3673
- Mt. Scott Pool, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue, 503-823-3183
- Southwest Pool, 6820 SW 45th Avenue, 503-823-2840
Portland Parks & Recreation will show Toy Story as our 2018 Dive-In Movie in August. All ages welcome to watch from the pool (on a flotation device you bring) or from the pool deck. Admission prices apply. Please see the website for more information and Dive-In Movie schedules for Pier, Wilson, Montavilla, Creston, and Sellwood Pools.
For more information on all swimming pool offerings, including how to register for swimming lessons or participate in other summer activities, contact the pool near you, visit the PP&R aquatics website, or call 503-823-5130.
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