Mt. Scott Community Center

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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.

Mt. Scott Community Center Renovation Project

A rendered drawing of the future Mt. Scott Community Center exterior as seen from SE 72nd Ave.
Rendering by FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is preparing to rehabilitate and expand Mt. Scott Community Center (MSCC). When the project is complete, the center will better serve Portlanders with an additional 2,776 square feet of recreation space, new and improved fitness areas, a large event hall for community use, and more. Please visit the Mt. Scott Community Center Seismic Retrofit and Expansion Project page for complete details.

What To Expect at MSCC This Fall

Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2023 and will require a complete facility move-out. The community center will be fully closed during the expected 18-month construction period.

  • Registered classes will continue to take place at MSCC through November 5, 2023. Registration for these classes begins Wednesday, September 6 at 12:30pm. 
  • Drop-in activities will continue this fall (until closure) as space is available.

Share your memories with us!
In anticipation of the new facility, we would love to collect memories to help preserve and celebrate the history of Mt. Scott Community Center and its role in our community. Please take a minute to submit your pictures, stories, and memories at Mt. Scott Community Center.

Submit your photos, and memories here. 

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 

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 2 & younger 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, One Pass, 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

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

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

Registered classes will take place at MSCC through November 5, 2023. 

  • Wednesday, September 6— Register beginning at 12:30pm for fall activities that start on or after October 2.

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

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.  

  • Monday
    10:30am–12:15pm—Beginner Pickleball 
    12:30–2:45pm—Pickleball (age 14+)
    5:45–7:45pm— Pickleball (age 14+)
  • Tuesday 
    12:30–2:45pm— Basketball (Ages 18+ and 60+, split gym)
    4:00–7:15pm—Open Skate (roller skate rentals available for $2) 
    5:45–7:45pm—Adult Competitive Basketball (age 18+)
  • Wednesday 
    12:30–2:30pm— Homeschool Open Skate
    12:30–2:45pm—Badminton (age 14+)
  • Thursday
    10:00am–12:00pm— Preschool All-Sports Park (age 2–5)
    12:30–2:45pm— Basketball (Ages 18+ and 60+, split gym)
    4:00–7:15pm—Open Skate (roller skate rentals available for $2)
    5:45–7:45pm—Volleyball (age 14+)
  • Friday 
    12:30–2:45pm—Pickleball (age 14+)
  • Saturday
    11:15am–1:15pm—Volleyball (age 14+)
    1:30–3:30pm—Adult Competitive Basketball (age 18+)
  • 12:30–2:30pm—Women's Basketball (age 14+) 
    1:00–4:00pm—Open Skate (roller skate rentals available for $2)
    2:45–4:45pm—All-Ages Basketball (youth 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

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 
    3:00–7:00pm—TeenForce Fitness Center
    4:15–8:00pm—TeenForce Open Gym
    4:00–8:00pm—TeenForce Lounge,
    7:00–9:30pm—Teen Night Grades 9-12 *second and fourth Fridays of each month

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.  
    9:00–9:45am—Pilates, Vicki C. 
    10:15–11:00am—Exercise for Every 'Body', Larry S.
    5:00–5:45pm—Zumba® and Zumba® Toning, Kristen L.
    6:15–7:30pm—Tai Chi, Mary L. 
  • Tuesday
    7:30–9:30am—Circuit Drop-in, Nic. S. 
    8:45–9:30—Zumba® Gold, Sachi 
    9:45–10:30am—Yoga in Chairs, Sandra Gail P. 
    9:45–10:30am—Zumba®, Sachi 
    10:45–11:30am—Stretch and Flex, Thais D.
    4:455:30pm—Barre, Emily R. 
    5:00–6:00pm— Hatha Yoga
    5:30–6:15pm—Nia, Emily R.
    6:00–7:30pm—Prenatal Yoga, Eden S.
    6:40–7:30pm—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.
    5:30–6:15pm—Dance to Re–Member, Cat Petru
    6:15–7:15pm—Yin Yoga, Jenna R.
  • Thursday
    7:30–9:30am—Circuit Drop-in, Nic. S. 
    8:45–9:30am—Zumba® Toning, Sachi 
    9:45–10:30am—Zumba® Gold, Sachi 
    10:45–11:30am—Core and Stretch, Thais D.
    5:00–6:00pm—Qigong, Piper P.
    6:15–7:30pm—Slow Flow Restorative Yoga, Piper P.
  • Friday
    7:30–8:15am—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
    8:00–10:00am—Circuit Drop-in, Lisa. S.
    10:15–11:00am—Zumba®, Paula 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.

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.

Exercise for Every 'Body'
A workout for all shapes & sizes, from beginners to our regulars who are looking for a challenge. This class provides conditioning in areas of strength using various weights, bars, balls, and bands. Classes are designed to increase flexibility, balance, coordination, joint stability, agility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance.

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.

Dance to Re-Member
Dance to Re‐Member invites us to return to our bodies in the midst of the stress and overwhelm of daily life. Our bodies carry wisdom, pain, joy, grief, rage, beauty & so much more. Each class offers an
opportunity to move through these feelings, sweat it out, release, ground, and connect. You'll be guided through a gentle warm‐up, move across the floor, and expand into bigger movements, letting your body lead the way. No dance experience is needed. All ages (14+) & abilities are welcome.

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
A class suitable for all levels of practitioners. Conscious breathing is used to link the
physical yoga postures and increase flexibility, strength, awareness, and relaxation. Classic poses are sequenced to promote empowering yourself with an efficient system of health care. This class will be combined with Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 2 for a more vigorous experience.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 2
This energetic class is suitable for those with some yoga experience. Postural alignment and coordination of breath and movement are emphasized. Postures are held for prolonged periods and become "mediation in motion". A series of 12 postures, the Sun Salutation sequence, is included with hand outs available.

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.

With roots in Chinese Philosophy & Martial Arts, Qigong is a meditative practice used to cultivate and balance Qi. Using both active movements and passive still postures that balance body, breath, and mind, to build strength, develop breath control, and increase vitality. This class involves light stretching followed by low‐impact slow‐flowing movement, sustainable for all levels.

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.

Slow Flow Restorative Yoga
A gentle blend of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative Yoga. A calm and restful practice with a focus on the release of mind‐body tension and bringing the nervous system into a state of healing. This class begins with connecting to our breath, a slow & intentional sequence of posses, followed by a longer held final resting pose. Suitable for all levels.

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.
  • two people: $78 per person, 3: 1-hour sessions.
  • two people: $153 per person, 6: 1-hour sessions. 

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 7:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:00am, 10:00am-1:00pm Friday 5:30-11:30am. Availability within these times may vary.
    • Group fitness classes taught: Circuit and Morning Coffee, 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 and Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 12:00-4:00pm. 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 Community Center.
  • Marnie Quitugua (she/her): “Coaching allows me to discover new techniques for strength, balance, and endurance exercises. My background in dance and fitness has provided me many opportunities to motivate others in meeting their goals.” 
    • Training availability: Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm, Friday 6:00-8:00pm, and Saturday 7:00am-2:00pm.
    • Group fitness classes taught: Barre Above® at Woodstock Community Center and Southwest Community Center.
  • Kim Yaudas (she/her): Kim’s philosophy towards wellness is based on function and fun. Working out should be both invigorating, challenging, and enjoyable. Building and maintaining a human body is hard work, and our needs change over time. Kim wants to help people find their best gym experience, where the joy from full physical involvement can benefit many aspects of life. 
    • Training availability: Monday 10:00am–1:30pm, Tuesday/Thursday 5:00–8:00pm, Friday 8:00am–12:00pm and 5:00–8:00pm, and Saturday 7:00am–2:00pm.
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-8:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm

*Indoor Pool hours vary—View link to pool schedules.

Building Closures and Special Hours
November 10–Open 10:00am to 6:00pm
November 22–Open 5:30am to 3:00pm
November 23–CLOSED
November 24–Open 10:00 to 6:00pm 


Mt. Scott Community Center

Adam McGowan

Mt. Scott CC Building Supervisor

Larissa Doty

Aquatic Supervisor

Upcoming construction

Park amenities/activities

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

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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