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 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

Gain access to drop-in activities during their scheduled times. Amenities include the fitness center, group exercise classes, water fitness and lap swim, whirlpool spa, play swims, and open gym times. 

  • 20-Visit and Month Passes can be used at 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.
  • Teens (age 10-20) are encouraged to sign up for a TeenForce pass, which provides access to FREE TeenForce activities at Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, and Mt. Scott Community Centers. 
  • Children age 0-2 are FREE
  • 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.

Drop-In Admission

  • Youth (age 3-12): $4
  • Teen (age 13-17): $5
  • Adult (age 18-59): $6
  • Senior (age 60+): $5

20-Visit Pass

  • Youth (age 3-12): $77
  • Teen (age 13-17): $85 
  • Adult (age 18-59): $106
  • Senior (age 60+): $85
  • Senior Couple (both age 60+): $85

Month Pass

  • Youth (age 3-12): $29
  • Teen (age 13-17): $33 
  • Adult (age 18-59): $41
  • Senior (age 60+): $33
  • Senior Couple (both age 60+): $49
  • Family: $66

Month Pass | 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). 

Sign Up for Activities

  • Summer activities, including day camps, are viewable online.
    • Sign up now for activities that take place 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

Drop-in Activities

Call 503-823-3183 if you have any questions about drop-in activities. 
Drop-in group fitness classes, fitness center, and swimming are also available.

  • Tuesday
    4:00–7:00pm—Open Skate (roller skate rentals available for $2)
  • Wednesday
    5:15–7:15pm—Family Basketball
  • Thursday
    4:00–7:00pm—Open Skate (roller skate rentals available for $2)
  • Saturday
    9:30–11:30am—Adult Competitive Basketball (age 18+)
    11:45am–1:45pm—Teen Competitive Basketball

TeenForce Drop-in Activities

FREE TeenForce Pass and activity sign-in is required. TeenForce waiver and orientation are required for use of Fitness Center.

  • Monday through Friday
    5:30–7:30am; 3:00–5:00pm—TeenForce Fitness Center
    3:00–5:00pm—TeenForce Open Gym
    3:00–5:00pm—TeenForce Volleyball (only available Monday and Friday)
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Lounge

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.


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

Group Fitness Classes

Strengthen your community, body, and mind with a group fitness class! For people age 14 and older at any fitness level. Access is included with daily admission. All schedules are subject to change.

  • Monday
    6:00–6:45am—Morning Coffee, Nic S.
    8:00–8:45am—HIIT, Angela N.
    9:00–9:45am—Gentle Yoga, Denise H.
    10:00–10:45am—Functional Training, Larry S.
    5:00–6:00pm—Hatha Vinyasa 1, Lena B.
    6:15–7:15pm—Hatha Vinyasa 2, Lena B.
    6:15–7:30pm—Chen Style Tai Chi, Mary L.
  • Tuesday
    7:30–9:30am—Circuit Drop-in, Nic. S.
    9:45–10:30am—Yoga in Chairs, Sandra Gail P.
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba®, Sachi
    10:45–11:30am—Stretch and Flex, Thais D.
    5:30–6:15pm—Nia, Emily R.
    6:30–7:15pm—Relax and Restore, Emily R.
  • Wednesday
    6:00–6:45am—Morning Coffee, Nic S.
    8:00–8:45am—Hatha Vinyasa 1, Denise H.
    9:00–9:45am—Low Impact 20/20, Angela N.
    5:00–6:00pm—Hatha Yoga, Jenna R.
    6:15–7:15pm—Yin Yoga, Jenna R.
  • Thursday
    7:30–9:30am—Circuit Drop-in, Nic. S.
    9:00–9:45am—Zumba® Toning, Sachi
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba® Gold, Sachi
    10:45–11:30am—Core and Stretch, Thais D.
  • Friday
    7:45–8:30am—Pilates, Thais D.
    8:00–8:45am—HIIT, Angela N.
    9:00–9:45am—Hatha Vinyasa 1, Denise H.
    10:00–10:45am—Easy Does it Yoga, Sandra Gail P.
  • Saturday
    10:00–10:45am—Zumba®, Paula B.
    10:00–11:00am—Yoga Essentials, Lena B.

Group Fitness Class Descriptions

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

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.

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!

Easy Does it Yoga
This slow, subtle class focuses on finding more ease through practices including breathing, postures (asanas), concentration, and much more. We are fostering a deepening sense of interoception—the ability to recognize the sensations coming from inside your body. The pacing of each session is designed to optimize movement awareness thereby bringing greater calm to the mind and body. Come for flexibility and mobility and leave with a sense of more ease in daily life.

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. 

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.


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.

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. 


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.

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.


Chen Style Tai Chi
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.

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.

Hatha Yoga
Stretch out the aches and hold firm poses to engage your muscles with the low-impact and highly relaxing body awakening. Hatha Yoga combines postures (asanas), with conscious breathing (Pranayama), while developing flexibility, endurance, balance, mental clarity, and strength. Blocks, mats, and straps are available for use.

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 after a long stressful day.

Yin Yoga
A restful, yet engaging practice of sinking into long-hold, restorative poses that focus on opening the ligaments and joints. Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative version of the popular physical and spiritual discipline of Yoga. This class is great for decompressing into mindfulness at the end of a long day.

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
Size in acres

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.

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
September 5 – Open at 10:00am to 6:00pm
September 22 – CLOSED


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

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