1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
(Portland, OR) –
Our first stint of hot weather is coming and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is here to help you stay cool. Please see below for information on park fountains, splash pads (turning on soon!), and PP&R pools/swim lessons.
Information on interactive fountains and splash pads is available at portlandoregon.gov/parks/splash.
Information on indoor and outdoor pools and swim lessons is available at portlandoregon.gov/parks/aquatics.
All six of Portland Parks & Recreation’s interactive park fountains are open right now water fun.
Please know that park splash pads (the features in neighborhood parks) will be turned on the last day of Portland Public Schools – this year that date is June 12, 2019. Splash pads will be on from that time through Labor Day, 11am-7pm.
Another fun summer of outdoor swimming and other aquatic activities with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) aquatics will start on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Please note, all Portland Parks & Recreation pools (indoor and outdoor) will be CLOSED on Monday, June 17, 2019, for staff training/orientation.
Outdoor Pools (opening June 18, 2019)
Indoor Pools (open year-round)
Summer Free For All - Free Open Play Swim Sessions
Come join our free swim sessions at PP&R pools this summer, part of Summer Free For All and title sponsor Nike. No registration is needed to stay cool at your nearby pool! Just check the website for dates and times for FREE open play swimming at Columbia, Creston, Grant, Montavilla, Peninsula, Pier, and Sellwood Pools.
Portland Parks & Recreation pools also offer open play swims, water exercise classes, junior lifeguard training, junior swim training, summer swim teams, and special events.
PP&R offers swim lessons for all age groups and ability levels, and parents who want to enroll their children in swimming lessons should act now. Most sessions include 10 lessons for $57.00. There is also a FREE Learn to Swim session from June 18-21, 2019. Free Lesson registration is walk-in (in person) registration only on Saturday, June 15 from 8:00am-11:30am at your neighborhood pool. You may also by your summer swim pass and register for paid lessons on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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.)
For more information on all aquatics offerings, including how to register for swimming lessons or participate in other summer activities, contact the pool near you, visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/aquatics, or call the aquatic administration office at 503-823-5130.