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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


Building Closures and Special Hours

  • December 24 – OPEN 5:30am-3:00pm
  • December 25 – CLOSED   
  • December 31 – OPEN 5:30am-3:00pm
  • January 1, 2022 – CLOSED

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$6.25$5$5$4.50--
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

  • Starting Monday, December 6 at 12:30pm for January 3–February 6 activities
  • Starting Monday, January 10 at 12:30pm for February 7–March 27 activities

View and register for activities online


Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

Currently open for limited drop-in activities.


Portland Parks Preschool

Now enrolling for the 2021-2020 school year. Virtual and discount options are available. Learn more about Portland Parks Preschool at portland.gov/parks/preschool.

Preschool (age 3-4)
Tuesday, Thursday8:45-11:30am$160 a month
Tuesday, Thursday12:15-3:00pm$160 a month
Pre-Kindergarten (age 4-5)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday8:45-11:30am$220 a month
Monday, Wednesday, Friday12:15-3:00pm$220 a month

TeenForce Drop-in

  • Age 10-20
  • FREE TeenForce Pass and activity sign-in is required.
  • Face covering required. A limited number of participants allowed at a time for optimal airflow and physical distancing.
  • TeenForce waiver and orientation are required for use of Fitness Center.
-MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
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
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

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.
  • Use of the fitness center is limited to 10 people at a time to allow for adequate distancing. This will change as public health guidelines allow.

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.
  • Maximum attendance of 10-20 people (depending on class) to help ensure adequate distancing. Drop-in is first come, first served.

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.
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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
Pilates
Thais
9:00-9:45am
The Ellové Technique®
Kelly K.
9:00-9:45am
Low Impact 20/20
Thais
-8:00-8:45am
Hatha Vinyasa 1
Denise H.
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-10:00-10:45am
Zumba
Sachi
-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
-10:45-11:30am
Core and Stretch
Thais
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-4:30-5:15pm
Creative Dance for Kids (age 5-8)
Emily R.
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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.
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6:00-6:45pm
Zumba
Juliette A.
6:00-7:30pm
Prenatal Yoga
Eden S.
5:30-6:15pm
Zumba
Tom
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6:15-7:30pm
Tai Chi
Mary L.
-6:00-6:45pm
Pilates
Dana L.
6:00-6:45pm
Kettle Bell
Angela N.
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6:15-7:15pm
Hatha Vinyasa 2
Anne M.
-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)

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.

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

Creative Dance for Kids (ages 5-8): a joyful way for children to explore movement through music and dance. Your child will work on developing physical skills, stimulate imagination, and creativity.  Using creative movement, students can simultaneously develop motor skills, rhythmic awareness, coordination, and balance in a safe environment.

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.

The Ellové Technique ®: A conditioning and cross-training class taught by certified dance specialists and educators. The pure techniques of ballet, yoga, fitness, and Pilates are set to music in a seamless movement sequence that improves strength, flexibility, and control. Incorporating principles of dance medicine and science, The Ellové Technique reduces injury risk by targeting muscle imbalances, refining alignment, increasing endurance, and practicing safe stretching techniques.

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!  

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.

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.

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.


Personal Training

Available beginning January 2022.
Personal training gives you the opportunity to find real, achievable goals and to meet those goals in a safe and timely manner.


Size in acres

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Year acquired

1949

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.

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Mt Scott Pool Lifeguard

Park Location or Entrance

5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

In this Park Facility

Open hours

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

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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