Peninsula Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Peninsula Pool
Portland Parks & Recreation owns and operates four indoor pools and seven outdoor pools. All indoor and Creston, Grant, Ida B. Wells, Peninsula, Pier and Sellwood outdoor pools are now open for the season. Montavilla outdoor pool will open July 17, 2024. Pool schedules in the links below.
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Year acquired
1913
Size in acres
0.00
History

Peninsula Pool was built to fill the need created by the Willamette River bath house closures, which were required due to increasing river pollution. As popular as the pool is with people, it also has a history of being enjoyed by Humboldt penguins.

In 1957, when the penguins were scheduled to make their debut at the Washington Park Zoo, the zoo's penguin facilities were not yet finished when the birds arrived from Antarctica. Peninsula Pool was used as a holding area until their own space was ready. In 1998, two ceramic tile murals created by artist George Johanson were installed on the south wall overlooking the pool deck. These colorful murals depict people enjoying the water at the beach and at a pool.

In 2018-19, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, Peninsula Pool underwent a major renovation. Improvements included an expanded shallow area for beginning swimmers that increased the pool’s capacity, pool and deck lighting, new deck-level gutters, drainage and circulation systems, a high-efficiency filtration system, new  pumps, a new building on the deck to house the pool mechanical systems, and a new ADA lift and other ADA improvements.

Accessibility Notes

All-User Changing Rooms
Peninsula Outdoor Pool facilities feature two all-user changing rooms. 

Pool Lift
Lifts with straps available for access to full pool.

Park Location or Entrance

700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

Open hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.

Neighborhood

City section

North