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Keep cool with PP&R interactive fountains and splash pads

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Outdoor swim pools open Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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POSTED JUNE 18, 2018

(Portland, OR) – 

Portland’s first stretch of hot summer weather is here. Keep cool in Portland Parks & Recreation fountains and neighborhood park splash pads where you can play in the water, located across the city

Interactive Fountains

Interactive fountains are open during regular park hours. They are great for playing in, but not for drinking. Like a swimming pool, fountains recirculate treated water. Please help us keep the fountains clean for all to enjoy.

Splash Pads

Splash pads are open daily from the end of Portland Public Schools (typically mid-June) to Labor Day weekend, between 11am—7pm.


Check here for the latest information about closures and changes due to extreme weather conditions.

Another fun summer of outdoor swimming and other aquatic activities with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) aquatics is on tap! ALL Portland Parks & Recreation pools (indoor and outdoor) are CLOSED on Monday, June 18, 2018, for staff training/orientation. Outdoor pools open for summer on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

PP&R pool schedules and info are available at

Outdoor Pools (opening June 19, 2018)

  • Creston Pool, 4454 SE Powell Blvd, (503) 823-3672
  • Grant Pool, 2300 NE 33rd Avenue, (503) 823-3674
  • Montavilla Pool,8219 NE Glisan Street, (503) 823-3675
  • Peninsula Pool, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, (503) 823-3677
  • Pier Pool, 9341 N St. Johns Avenue, (503) 823-3678
  • Sellwood Pool, 7951 SE 7th Avenue, (503) 823-3679
  • Wilson Pool, 1151 SW Vermont Avenue, (503) 823-3680

Indoor Pools (open year-round)

  • Columbia Pool, 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd, (503) 823-3669
  • East Portland Pool, 740 SE 106th Avenue, (503) 823-3450
  • Matt Dishman Pool, 77 NE Knott Street, (503) 823-3673
  • Mt. Scott Pool, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue, (503) 823-3183
  • Southwest Pool, 6820 SW 45th Avenue, (503) 823-2840 

Portland Parks & Recreation pools also offer open play swims, water exercise classes, junior lifeguard training, junior swim training, summer swim teams, and special events. 

PP&R offers swim lessons for all age groups and ability levels, and parents who want to enroll their children in swimming lessons should act now. Most sessions include 10 lessons for $55.00. There is also a FREE Learn to Swim session from June 19-22.  Free Lesson registration is walk-in (in person) registration only on Saturday, June 16 from 8:00am-11:30am at your neighborhood pool.

Clases de natación con instrucción en español están disponibles a Columbia Pool, Montavilla Pool, East Portland Community Center, y Pier Pool. (Swim lessons with instruction in Spanish are available at Columbia Pool, East Portland Community Center, Montavilla Pool, and Pier Pool.) 

Special events
Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics will show Toy Story as our 2018 Dive-In Movie this August. All ages welcome to watch from the pool (on an air mattress or innertube you bring) or from the pool deck. Admission prices apply. Please see the website for more information and Dive-In Movie schedules for Pier, Wilson, Montavilla, Creston, and Sellwood Pools. 

For more information on all Aquatics offerings, including how to register for swimming lessons or participate in other summer activities, contact the pool near you, visit the PP&R Aquatics website, or call the Aquatic Administration Office at 503-823-5130. 

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