Peninsula Park Community Center

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Front view of Peninsula Park Community Center
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open to provide recreation for all.
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Lets celebrate tradition and culture together, Visit our Ofrenda!

When: October 30—November 2, 8:00am–7:00pm

An ofrenda (Spanish: "offering") is the offering placed in a home altar during the annual and traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos celebration. An ofrenda, which may be quite large and elaborate, is usually created by the family members of a person who has died and is intended to welcome the deceased to the altar setting.

Inclement Weather Policy and Closures

Safety is our top priority. For the latest information about cooling centers, tips for staying safe and updates to city services, please visit this page:
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.


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

Learn about all of our employment opportunities

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 

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.  

Fall activities take place from October 2 through December 29

  • Wednesday, September 6— Register beginning at 12:30pm for fall activities that start on or after September 6.
  •  Thursday, October 12— Register beginning at 9:30am for fall activities that start on or after November 6. 

View and sign up for activities online

View PP&R's Fall 2023 Activity 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 2023-2024 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-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Building Closures and Special Hours
November 10–CLOSED 
November 22–8:00am to 3:00pm
November 23–CLOSED
November 24–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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