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Peninsula Park 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

  • September 6 – CLOSED
  • November 11 – CLOSED
  • November 25 – CLOSED
  • November 26 – CLOSED
  • December 24 – CLOSED
  • December 31 – 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

Register for Activities

  • September 9 at 12:30pm - Register for activities October 4, through November 7, 2021.
  • October 10 at 12:30pm - Register for activities November 8, through December 30, 2021.

View and register for activities online

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, foods, daily activities, and cultural celebrations. 

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)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:15am-12:00pm$265 a month
Monday, Wednesday, Friday12:45-3:30pm$265 a month
Tuesday, Thursday9:15am-12:00pm$185 a month
Pre-Kindergarten (age 4-5)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:15am-12:00pm$265 a month
Monday, Wednesday, Friday12:45-3:30pm$265 a month
Tuesday, Thursday9:15am-12:00pm$185 a month
Tuesday, Thursday12:45-3:30pm$185 a month

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.

  • Pay What You Can, $175, $125, $75
  • Now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. 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.

Size in acres


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

Located within

In this Park Facility

Open hours

Beginning September 7
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED


Jennie Birt

Peninsula Park Community Center Building Supervisor

Park amenities/activities

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

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