Peninsula Park Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Front view of Peninsula Park Community Center
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open to provide recreation for all.
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Inclement Weather Policy and Closures

Safety is our top priority. Check here for the latest information about program schedules and closures.
Inclement Weather Information 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.


Portland Parks & Recreation is looking for team-oriented, enthusiastic, and qualified staff!  Join our team today. 

Learn about all of our employment opportunities

Access Discount Program - Reduced Pricing

 Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy, Portland residents can get a discount on program and activity fees. Use the discount for community center and pool admission, preschool and after-school programs, classes, camps, swim lessons, and more.

To get a discount, first register for the Access Discount Program, select a discount amount, and then use it for select activities. No proof of income is required. Discount is valid for 12 months from registration date. Go to any community or arts center for more information about how to register.

Choose a discount: 25, 50, 75, or 90%

Learn more about the Access Discount Program 

Sign Up for Activities

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

Spring activities take place from April 1 through June 9.

 Summer programs open for enrollment on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 16 at 9:30am. Session A & A/B (June 24 - July 28) 
  • Thursday, June 13 at 9:30am. Session B (July 29 - August 25) 
  • Thursday, July 25 at 9:30am. September Session (September 2 - September 29)
  • If cost is a barrier to participating, consider getting an Access Pass.

View and sign up for activities online

Summer 2024 Program Guide 

View and sign up for youth camps at Peninsula Park Community Center

Portland Parks Preschool (Global Adventures)

Global Adventures is dedicated to a multicultural preschool program through intertwining multicultural instruction and activities throughout the daily curriculum. Children are valued for their uniqueness and are taught, through examining other cultures, the importance of diversity in themselves and others. Multiculturalism is reflected in each classroom with toys, music, books, food, daily activities, and cultural celebrations. 

Now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year. Discount options are available. View details and learn more about Portland Parks Preschool at

SOAR (Afterschool Program)

  • Student Oriented Afterschool Recreation
  • A school year program serving grades K-5 from Chief Joseph and Boise Eliot Elementary Schools.
  • An enriching environment with entertaining and challenging activities that enhance children's development and promotes self-esteem. Relish opportunities such as homework help, sports and games, social interaction, arts and crafts, education, and time making new friends. The place to be! SOAR does not operate on Portland Public School non-school days.
  • For more information, please call 503-823-3620.
  • To secure a space in our program, a $40 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. If this is a barrier to participation, the deposit can be collected at a later date upon request.

For further information of the Non-Discrimination statement, please visit the USDA Civil Rights webpage

Drop-in Activities

Call 503-823-3620 if you have any questions about drop-in activities.  

  • Monday
    4:15–5:15pm — Youth Basketball (age 8-17, Free)  
    5:30–7:00pm— Women's Basketball (age 18+)
  • Tuesday 
    9:30–10:30am— Indoor Park (age 1–5 with an adult, $1/child)
    5:30–7:00pm— Men's Basketball (age 18+)
  • Wednesday 
    9:30–10:30am— Baby / Toddler Gym (age 6 months–3 with an adult, $1/child) 
    1:45–3:15pm— Senior Open Gym (age 65+, $5) 
    4:15–5:15pm— Youth Basketball (age 8-17, Free)  
  • Thursday
    9:30–10:30am— Indoor Park (age 1–5 with an adult, $1/ child)
  • Friday 
    9:30–10:30am— Indoor Park (age 1–5 with an adult $1/ child)
    4:15–5:15pm— Youth Basketball (age 8-17, Free)
Year acquired

Built in 1913, the original floor plan was perfectly symmetrical, consisting of one pool, two locker rooms, and two gyms - one for men, the other for women. Such separate-but-equal social attitudes were also reflected in the entryway murals: young men featured in the area leading to the men's side, and young women on the women's side. The Portland Lavender Club, a dance and social group for women over age 50, originated here and it was home to a women's volleyball club for many years.

Park Location or Entrance

700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

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Open hours

Monday through Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Building Closures and Special Hours
June 19– CLOSED
July 4– CLOSED
September 4– CLOSED


Peninsula Park Community Center

Jennie Birt

Peninsula Park Community Center Building Supervisor

Park amenities/activities

Preschool Program
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)
Basketball Court (Indoor)

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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