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Mt. Scott Community Center

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Portland Parks & Recreation community centers will be open for limited activities beginning September 7, 2021. 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 fall 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

  • November 11 – OPEN 9:00am-6:00pm
  • November 25 – CLOSED
  • November 26 – OPEN 9:00am-6:00pm
  • 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 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**
20-Visit Pass$106$85$85$77--
Active Pass***$41 a month$33 a month$33 a month$29 a month$49 a month$66 a month
  • Children age 0-2 are FREE
  • Passes are valid only at the community center in which they are purchased.
  • 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
  • **Family denotes a couple (married or domestic partner) or single parent and their legal dependents living in the same household.
  • ***Active Passes available beginning October 2021, if public health conditions allow. Pass will auto-renew each month. Simply pay your first monthly fee upon registering and all future monthly payments are deducted directly from your debit or credit card. Active Passes are not intended for less than three consecutive months. Monthly pass option available.

If you are age 60 or older, ask your insurance provider if they offer one of the following programs which cover the cost of a pass: Silver & Fit, Silver Sneakers, Renew Active.

Register for Activities

  • September 9 at 12:30pm - Register for activities that run from October 4, through November 3, 2021.
  • October 10 at 12:30pm - Register for activities that run from November 8, through December 19, 2021.

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

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.
TeenForce Fitness Center5:30-7:30am
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.

  • Open beginning October 4.
  • 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

  • Classes resume on October 4.
  • 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.  Formats include, but are not limited to Zumba, Boot Camp, Yoga, and more!

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 the community center or give us a call to get started!

Register for an Access Discount to receive up to a 90% discount based on your total income. No verification is required. Learn more at

The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) helps our trainers design a workout plan fit to your specific needs. Fill one out now to get started on reaching your fitness goals!

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

  • 2 half-hour sessions: $45
  • 6 half-hour sessions: $120
  • 12 half-hour sessions: $234

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!

  • 2 people: $30 per person, per hour

Size in acres


Year acquired



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

In this Park Facility

Open hours

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


Adam McGowan

Mt. Scott CC Building Supervisor

Larissa Doty

Mt. Scott CC Aquatics Coordinator

Park amenities/activities

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


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