Montavilla Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Montavilla Community Center building entrance
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Stay Safe during the Heat

PP&R classes, activities, rentals, and sports events may be canceled due to inclement weather, such as ice, snow, or extreme heat. Call 503-823-2533 or visit for the most current information. Some recreation programs may run as conditions and staff availability allow. Safety is a major factor in determining operations at each PP&R facility. PP&R facilities, our social media outlets, and our website will all feature operating information including opening and closing times.


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Access Pass - Reduced Pricing

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) believes recreation is for everyone. We know that the price of programs and activities prevents some community members from being able to participate. Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy) we can offer new payment options for people who live within the City of Portland. City of Portland residents can register for a free Access Pass to receive an ongoing discount of 25, 50, 75, or 90% based on financial need. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment. No proof of income is required.

Learn more about the Access Pass 

Sign Up for Activities

General Registration: Register online, over the phone through the Customer Service Center
(503-823-2525), or by calling or visiting a recreation or arts center.  

Fall activities take place from October 2 through December 29

  • Wednesday, September 6— Register beginning at 12:30pm for fall activities that start on or after September 6.
  •  Thursday, October 12— Register beginning at 9:30am for fall activities that start on or after November 6. 

View and sign up for activities online

View PP&R's Fall 2023 Activity Guide

Portland Parks Preschool

Now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. Discount options are available. View details and learn more about Portland Parks Preschool at

Drop-in Activities 

Youth and older adult activities such as indoor park and pickleball will resume in the fall. 

TeenForce Drop-in Activities

FREE TeenForce Pass and activity sign-in is required. 

  • Monday
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Open Gym
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Lounge

  • Tuesday 
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Open Gym
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Lounge

  • Wednesday
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Open Gym
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Lounge

  • Thursday
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Open Gym
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Lounge

  • Friday
    7:00–10:00pm— Teen Night (grades 6-12)

Rentals and Party Packages

Montavilla Community Center offers a range of rental opportunities for meetings, parties, or social gatherings. 

Available Spaces

There is a gym and a multipurpose room available, with prices varying for business hours and after-hours rates. After-hours rentals are available Friday, 5-9pm, Saturday, 4-9pm, Sunday, 10am-6pm.

The gym is 96 feet by 60 feet. There is sports surface flooring, single court, basketball court or volleyball court. 

The multipurpose room is 34 feet by 21 feet. There is a sink, counter space, tables, and chairs included. A TV with DVD player is also available.

Non-profit pricing is available for organizations with a 501c3 number.

Please give us a call at 503-823-4101 at least two weeks before your desired rental date to check rates, availability, and to reserve a room at the community center.

Do-it-yourself Party Packages

All packages include 15 minutes set-up and 15 minutes clean-up time, exclusive use of the kitchen to enjoy your cake and presents, as well as tables, chairs, and cleaning supplies. Paper products are not provided. All food must remain in the kitchen. Party packages are offered during our after-hours rental times. 

  • Sports: It’s game time! Create your own sports party with your choice of equipment available for you and your all-star friends to play.
  • Indoor park: Move the park inside! Playtime with our indoor park toys including mats, trikes, and slide. Great for littles age five and younger.
  • Bounce house: Jump around and celebrate! This party package includes everything in your choice of sports or indoor park party, plus the bounce house. All bouncers need signed waivers in order to jump. The bounce house will be set up by our staff. All other set-up and activities are done by the person or people who organized the party.

Please give us a call at 503-823-4101 at least two weeks before your desired rental date to check rates, availability, and to reserve a room at the community center.

For those interested in reserving a bounce house

Once you have reserved your bounce house party or event by paying the security/damage deposit, you are ready for the next steps.

Before the staff at Montavilla Community Center can open the bounce house for your groups use, we must have both of the following documents:

Bounce House Use Agreement

The usage agreement form must be read, understood, and signed by one adult (over 18 years old) who will be on site during the event as the person responsible for the event/party.

This form must be signed and on file at Montavilla Community Center prior to the beginning of your event. Please contact the staff at Montavilla Community Center if you do not have access to a printer. We will provide a usage agreement form.

Participant Waiver

Staff on site will collect waivers as guests arrive for your event. Those with completed waivers will have access to the bounce house, while those without can still come-in to run and play in the gymnasium with their friends but will not be allowed to jump in the bounce house. 

It is the renter's responsibility to print and distribute the waiver. Please contact the staff at Montavilla Community Center if you do not have access to a printer. We will provide waiver forms.

Year acquired
Size in acres

Built in the 1920s, the original building consisted of the gymnasium and the outdoor pool. When the pool was open during the summer, the gym was divided down the middle with floor-to-ceiling wood walls and used as locker rooms. Over the years, several improvements and expansions were made to the original building. A 1950 tax levy provided money to build a combination room that was used as a dressing room in the summer and for social activities during the winter. A 1992 renovation added permanent preschool and gymnastics rooms. In 1998, another classroom was added, the multi-purpose room was upgraded, the parking lot was doubled, and new equipment was added to the outdoor playground. On June 16, 2006, the gymnasium was dedicated to Larry Krohn, a long-time PP&R employee and resident of the Montavilla neighborhood.

Park Location or Entrance

8219 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

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Services at this location

Open hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am–3:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Building Closures and Special Hours 
November 10–CLOSED
November 22–Open 9:00am to 3:00pm
November 23–CLOSED
November 24–CLOSED 


Montavilla Community Center

Robert Donaldson

Montavilla CC Building Supervisor

Past construction

Park amenities/activities

Preschool Program
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)
Basketball Court (Indoor)

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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