Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Peninsula Park Community Center
Peninsula Park Community Center
700 N Rosa Parks Way Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acquired in 1913

Includes basketball court - indoor, community center, gymnasium, meeting room - reservable, party room - reservable, preschool program, and wireless Internet access.
Basketball Court - Indoor Community Center Meeting Room - Reservable Party Room - Reservable Wireless Internet Access

Special Information

For COVID-19 related information on closures and postponements, please visit

Program Information

Historical Information
Built in 1913, this Italian villa style facility was the first community center in the Portland park system. Its original floor plan was perfectly symmetrical, consisting of one pool, two locker rooms, and two gyms - one for men, the other for women. Such separate-but-equal social attitudes were also reflected in the entryway murals: young men featured in the area leading to the men's side, and young women on the women's side. The Portland Lavender Club, a dance and social group for women over age 50, originated here and it was home to a women's volleyball club for many years.