Mt. Scott Community Center

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Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open for limited activities. Schedules are subject to change to meet public health guidelines.
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COVID-19 related information
Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance from public health authorities and elected officials. PP&R programming has been designed to meet public health guidance and to be flexible as conditions change. 

View COVID-19 safety guidelines, closures, and postponements


Inclement Weather Policy and Closures
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 portland.gov/parks/closures 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.


Discount Options

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) believes recreation is for everyone and recognizes that cost can be a barrier to participation. With resources from the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy), we can offer new payment options for City of Portland residents that allow you to choose payment levels based on your needs.

Learn about Pay What You Can and Access Discounts


Admission Fees and Pass Options

-Adult (age 18-59)Senior (age 60 and older)Teen* (age 13-17)Youth (age 3-12)Senior CoupleFamily
Drop-in$6$5$5$4--
20-Visit Pass$106$85$85$77$85-
Month Pass**$41$33$33$29$49$66
  • Children age 0-2 are FREE
  • 20-Visit and Month Passes provide access to Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Mt. Scott, and Southwest Community Centers.
  • The fees listed reflect pricing for City of Portland residents. Non-residents are charged more to account for City of Portland taxes that support Portland Parks & Recreation.
  • *FREE TeenForce Pass available at Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, and Mt. Scott Community Centers portland.gov/parks/teenforce
  • **Month Passes | You can choose to sign up for an Auto Renew Pass, which will allow you to simply pay your first monthly fee upon registering, and all future monthly payments are deducted directly from your debit or credit card (requires a valid card to remain on file). You may also choose to purchase a single month pass, which will expire 30 days from purchase (no debit or credit card necessary). 

Ask your insurance provider if they offer any of the following programs which cover the cost of a pass: Silver & Fit, Active & Fit, Silver Sneakers, or Renew Active.


Sign Up for Activities

  • Summer activities, including day camps, will be viewable online beginning May 9.
    • May 23 at 12:30pm you can start signing up for activities that take place June 21 through July 24
    • June 27 at 12:30pm you can start signing up for activities that take place July 25 through August 28

View and register for activities online

Learn more about PP&R's summer camp program.

Summer camps at MSCC


Portland Parks Preschool

Now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. Virtual and discount options are available. View details and learn more about Portland Parks Preschool at portland.gov/parks/preschool.


Drop-in Activities

  • TeenForce activities for people age 10-20. FREE TeenForce Pass and activity sign-in is required. TeenForce waiver and orientation are required for use of Fitness Center.
Call 503-823-3183 if you have any questions about drop-in activities.
-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Badminton--12:30-2:30pm---
Basketball-12:30-2:30pm
age 18+
age 55+
5:15-7:15pm
Family Basketball

12:30-2:30pm
age 18+
age 55+

-11:45am-1:45pm
age 30+
Competitive Basketball
age 18+
-5:15-7:15pm----
Open Skate
all ages
Rental roller skates: $2
-4:00-7:15pm-4:00-7:15pm--
Open Volleyball
age 14+
---5:15-7:15pm--
Pickleball12:30-2:30pm---12:30-2:30pm-
TeenForce Fitness Center5:30-7:30am
3:00-5:00pm
5:30-7:30am
3:00-5:00pm
5:30-7:30am
3:00-5:00pm
5:30-7:30am
3:00-5:00pm
5:30-7:30am
3:00-5:00pm
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TeenForce Open Gym3:00-5:00pm3:00-5:00pm3:00-5:00pm3:00-5:00pm3:00-5:00pm-
TeenForce Lounge3:00-7:00pm3:00-7:00pm3:00-7:00pm3:00-7:00pm3:00-7:00pm-
TeenForce Volleyball3:00-5:00pm---3:00-5:00pm-

Fitness and Personal Training

Fitness Center

Mt. Scott Community Center’s fitness program offers a wide range of amenities and classes for all levels.

  • Age 14 and older
  • Access is included with daily admission. 
  • Open for drop-in during regular business hours.
  • Teens age 14-17 must have a guardian release form on file and complete an orientation prior to access.

Amenities

  • Selectorized Strength Equipment
  • Treadmills
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Stair Climbers
  • Upright Bike
  • Elliptical Cross Trainers
  • Free weight and stretching area

Group Fitness Classes

  • Age 14 and older
  • Access is included with daily admission.

Strengthen your community, body, and mind with a group fitness class! Classes are offered for every age, shape, and fitness level. 

All schedules are subject to change.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

6:00-6:45am
Morning Coffee
Nic S.

-6:00-6:45am
Morning Coffee
Nic S.
-7:45-8:30am
Pilates
Thais D.
-
8:00-8:45am
HIIT
Angela N.
7:30-9:30am
Circuit Drop-In
Nic S.
8:00am-8:45am
Hatha Vinyasa 1
Denise H.
7:30-9:30am
Circuit Drop-In
Nic S.
8:00-8:45am
HIIT
Angela N.
-
9:00-9:45am
Gentle Yoga
Denise H.
9:45-10:30am
Yoga in Chairs
Sandra Gail P.
9:00-9:45am
Low Impact 20/20
Angela N.
9:00-9:45am
Zumba Toning™
Sachi
9:00-9:45am
Hatha Vinyasa 1
Denise H.
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-10:00-10:45am
Zumba™
Sachi
10:00-10:45am
Functional Training
Larry S.
10:00-10:45am
Zumba Gold™
Sachi
10:00-10:45am
Healthy Aging Yoga
Sandra Gail P.
10:00-10:45am
Zumba™
Paula B.
-10:45-11:30am
Stretch and Flex
Thais D.
-10:45-11:30am
Core and Stretch
Thais D.
-10:00-11:00am
Yoga Essentials
Lena
5:00-6:00pm
Hatha Vinyasa 1
Anne M.
5:30-6:15pm
Nia
Emily R.
5:00-6:00pm
Hatha Vinyasa 1
Anne M.
5:00-5:45pm
Kettle Bell
Angela N.
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6:15-7:30pm
Tai Chi
Mary L.
6:00-7:30pm
Prenatal Yoga
Eden S.
6:00-6:45pm
Pilates
Dana L.
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6:15-7:15pm
Hatha Vinyasa 2
Anne M.
6:30-7:15pm
Relax and Restore
Emily R.
6:15-7:15pm
Hatha Vinyasa 2
Anne M.
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Group Fitness Class Descriptions

ACTIVE AGING – Lifelong Fitness (specially designed for older adults)

Functional Training
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks which support your everyday life. This class will simulate common movements done at home, work, or in the gym. By incorporating multiple muscle groups at the same time, you will build strength, stability, and mobility through the body. Feel better, decrease risk of injury, and enjoy a healthy life!

Healthy Aging Yoga
This gentle yoga class offers an exploration of mindful movement while increasing balance, agility, and ease. Incorporating slow subtle practices, as well as familiar postures (asanas), we can welcome greater functionality into our body. Healthy aging yoga helps restore a sense of peaceful calm while enhancing flexibility, mobility, and strength. Altogether this benefits the needs of aging bodies and minds. This class is also excellent for beginners and those who want to slow it down for a bit.

Low Impact 20/20
Combines all your favorite aspects of fitness and puts them into one solid workout! Combine 20 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of strength. The class is light to moderate intensity with free weights, and bodyweight movements.

Stretch and Flex
This is a gentle stretching and flexibility class that works all muscle groups with slow stretches, flexibility, and breathing exercises. Progressive flexibility allows for a full range of motion which enhances daily living. Ideal for beginners and those seeking a low-impact option.

Yoga in Chairs
A gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Yoga in Chairs allows you to modify your Yoga practice based on your health, mobility, and current ability level. This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses, alignment principles, breathing, and developing core strength. 

ZUMBA Gold™
For the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers! It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves & pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

CARDIO/STRENGTH

Circuit Drop-in
Get your circuit training workout on your schedule. This instructor-led two-hour circuit training window allows participants to come and go as they please. The instructor will set you up with a workout upon arrival. Circuit training is a form of body conditioning that includes endurance training, high-intensity aerobics, and resistance training performed in a circuit with short rest breaks between each exercise.      

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)
This class combines high-intensity cardio and strength intervals to build your cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength. The short bursts of activity will get your heart rate up and keep boredom at bay. You’ll wonder where the time went! We’ll finish the class with some floor abdominal work and a relaxing stretch to increase mobility.

Kettlebell Strength
This class is all about increasing strength and mobility. Kettlebells and dumbbells will be used to challenge our muscle endurance. You might be begging for high knees to give those trembling muscles a break, but it's not happening in this class You'll get cardio from swinging that bell. At the end of class, you will be rewarded with a full-body floor stretch.  

Morning Coffee
An early morning fitness class can have the same effect as coffee. Try starting your morning with a high-intensity workout to get those muscles working. When increasing your heart rate, you increase your circulation and digestive system. The extra oxygen you send to your organs will wake you right up! This class will provide a mixed bag of workouts including circuit training, HIIT style workouts, weight training, and more. Get your morning started off right!

Pilates Method
Gain energy, develop stamina, tone up, and feel fit. Non-impact exercises work the deep, core abdominal muscles to help achieve efficient and graceful movement. Devote time to concentrated strength. Improve balance, posture, flexibility, and body alignment. 

DANCE FITNESS

Nia
An energetic blend of the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts. Get your heart pumping in a fun, easy, and creative way that feels effortless. Relax your mind, strengthen your body and lift your spirits! Practiced to world music, Nia teaches you to move in a way that most benefits your individual body.

ZUMBA™
A high-energy combination of Latin, Reggae, and Salsa dance steps. Routines combine fast and slow rhythms to achieve a balance of cardio & muscle-toning benefits. Join our certified Zumba instructors; no previous dance experience necessary!

ZUMBA Toning™
Get in a high-energy, body-sculpting workout all while having fun! Zumba Toning™ combines the dance party elements of a typical Zumba class with the use of light (1 to 2.5 lb) weights or toning sticks to build definition and strength. It targets the abs, thighs, arms, and other muscles throughout the body.

MIND/BODY

Core and Stretch
Combine 20 minutes of core strengthening and 20 minutes of flexibility. Progressive flexibility allows for a full range of motion which enhances daily living. All fitness levels will benefit from this class. Modifications can be made for beginners or those seeking a lower intensity/slower paced workout.

Gentle Yoga
A yoga practice that is designed for those who are seeking a gentle practice. You will warm up the body with simple flowing sequences and slower-paced movements. The class will focus on balance, flexibility, strength, and alignment. No experience is required.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 1
This class is suitable for those new to yoga and for regular practitioners. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 1 will incorporate longer holds that increase mobility and strength, as well as more fluid vinyasa movement that flows from one pose to the next. Practice meditation, breathing techniques, and mental focus to support our physical practice. Modifications of postures (asanas) will be offered. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 1 could be combined with Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 2 for more in-depth practice. This class may not be suitable for people with mobility challenges or those seeking a very gentle practice. Please bring your own mat and blanket (optional). Blocks and straps will be provided.            

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 2
Blend strength, breathwork, and mindfulness in a vigorous asana practice that combines the deep, long holds of yin, the strong alignment work of Hatha, and the flowing vitality of Vinyasa. This energetic class aims to cultivate resilience, joy, and stamina. It is most suitable for those with some vinyasa yoga experience or fitness background, though all are welcome, and modifications will be offered. This class may not be suitable for people with mobility challenges or those seeking a very gentle practice. Please bring your own mat and optional blanket. Blocks and straps will be provided.

Prenatal Yoga
Discover the gifts of this traditional exercise during pregnancy as you prepare for birth and motherhood. Take time to stretch, tone, and relax, caring for your body and mind as you connect with other expecting women.

Relax and Restore
This class will help you tap into a deep sense of body awareness and presence as you focus on your breathing and move mindfully through gentle stretches and rejuvenating poses to create space to bring it all inward. Set to beautiful music, this class will take you through breathing exercises, deep stretches, self-massage, extended yin yoga poses, and guided body scan meditation. Come to this candlelit class to relax your nervous system from a long stressful day.

Tai Chi (Chen Style)
Practitioners perform a series of postures designed to achieve balance and harmony in both body and mind, as well as to improve overall health. All movements consist of continuous turning of the waist and spine, wrist and shoulder, ankle, and knee. It contains vigorous as well as gentle movements.

Yoga Essentials
A toolbox for overall wellbeing. This class will include centering breath exercises, posture sequences including Sun Salutations (sequence of Yoga poses (asanas), that are typically performed at the start of a Hath or Vinyasa flow class), and relaxation. Body alignment will be emphasized.


Personal Training

Personal training gives you the opportunity to find real, achievable goals and to meet those goals in a safe and timely manner. Stop by Mt. Scott Community Center or give us a call to get started! Sign up for a free Access Discount to receive reduced pricing up to 90% off based on your financial needs.

Individual Personal Training
Make an appointment with a professional personal trainer who will oversee your progress and help to hold you accountable. Our excellent personal training staff will motivate you to make a fresh start or reach a new level in your fitness.

  • One 1-hour session: $45
  • Three 1-hour sessions: $120
  • Six 1-hour sessions: $215

Group Personal Training
Set up a personal training session with a friend! Personal training with friends is a great way to stay motivated, work out with your friends, and save money.

  • two people: $30 per person, per 1-hour session.

Personal Trainers

  • Nic Seybold (he/him):  "I truly enjoy making everyone feel comfortable in a fitness setting. I have experience working with all ages and all fitness levels. My aim is to provide a solid base for the newcomers, help push the experienced past their plateau, or provide new routines to keep the lifelongers on track. I strive to provide a positive experience that will generate results for all of my clients."
    • Training Availability: Monday and Wednesday 7:30am-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:00am, 10:00am-12:30pm. Availability within these times may vary.
    • Group fitness classes taught: Circuit, Morning Coffee, and TeenForce Speed and Conditioning at Mt. Scott Community Center.
  • Thais Denmark (she/her): "I believe functional fitness is the cornerstone of all fitness. It helps people get healthy and live longer. I enjoy working with all populations, but my passion is working with adults and seniors. I like to help people reach their health and wellness goals by teaching them how to safely work out, avoid injuries, and gain an understanding of what workouts will suit them best."
    • Training availability: Monday through Friday 12:00-5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm. Availability within these times may vary.
    • Group fitness classes taught: Low Impact Cardio and Strength, Pilates Method, Stretching and Flexibility, and Core at Mt. Scott and East Portland Community Centers.
Year acquired
1949
Size in acres
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History

The center was first constructed in 1927 as a wood-frame bathhouse for the pre-existing outdoor pool. In 1949, a concrete building was constructed, and the dressing rooms in the original building were renovated. The gymnasium and roller-skating rink in the basement were constructed in 1953-1954. The auditorium was constructed sometime between 1949 and 1953. As a result of the 1994 bond measure, an indoor aquatic center was added to the facility in 2000. The outdoor pool was filled in and turned into a parking lot.

Images
Mt Scott Pool Lifeguard

Park Location or Entrance

5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Open hours

Monday-Friday: 5:30am-7:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Building Closures and Special Hours
May 30 – OPEN at 10:00am to 6:00pm

Contact

Mt. Scott Community Center

Adam McGowan

Mt. Scott CC Building Supervisor

Larissa Doty

Mt. Scott Community Center Aquatics Coordinator

Upcoming construction

Park amenities/activities

Fitness Room
Gymnasium
Preschool Program
Roller Skating
Weight Room
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)
Stage (Indoor)
Basketball Court (Indoor)

City section

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