Find a Community Center near you
Portland Parks & Recreation owns and operates nine community centers located throughout the Portland area.
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 portland.gov/parks/closures 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.
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
View the Summer 2023 Activity Guide
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open for classes, camps, and drop-in activities. For questions or more information about PP&R community centers, please visit your local community center information page or contact the PP&R Customer Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See PP&R Swimming Pool Information and Schedules
PP&R also offers a variety of activities for you to sign up to participate in. Activities, including swim lessons, sports, art classes, music lessons, school break camps, Adaptive & Inclusive recreation, and Lifelong Recreation, will open for enrollment on the following dates (in-person and virtual options available):
Register online, over the phone through the Customer Service Center (503-823-2525), or by calling or visiting any PP&R community or arts center.
Spring activities take place from April 3 through June 25
Summer activities take place from June 26 through August 27
- May 17 — Register beginning at 12:30pm for summer activities including camps and swim lessons that start on or after June 26.
- June 21 — Register beginning at 12:30pm for summer activities including camps and swim lessons that start on or after July 31.
Sign up for a class or activity
Admission Fees and Pass Options
Passes can be used at all of the following community centers:
Charles Jordan | East Portland | Matt Dishman | Mt. Scott | Southwest
Gain access to drop-in activities during their scheduled times. Amenities include the fitness center, group exercise, water exercise, whirlpool spa, play swims, and open gym times. Swim lessons, camps, and classes are offered at a set fee. No swimming pool at Charles Jordan Community Center. Reduced prices are available for use at that facility only.
- Teens (age 10-20) are encouraged to sign up for a TeenForce pass, which provides access to FREE TeenForce activities at Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, and Mt. Scott Community Centers.
- Children age 2 and younger are FREE
- Ask your insurance provider if they offer any of the following programs which cover the cost of a pass: Silver & Fit, Active & Fit, Silver Sneakers, One Pass, or Renew Active.
- Youth (age 3-12): $4
- Teen (age 13-17): $5
- Adult (age 18-59): $6
- Senior (age 60+): $5
- Youth (age 3-12): $77
- Teen (age 13-17): $85
- Adult (age 18-59): $106
- Senior (age 60+): $85
- Senior Couple (both age 60+): $85
- Youth (age 3-12): $29
- Teen (age 13-17): $33
- Adult (age 18-59): $41
- Senior (age 60+): $33
- Senior Couple (both age 60+): $49
- Family: $66
Month Pass | You can choose to sign up for an Auto Renew Pass, which will allow you to simply pay your first monthly fee upon registering, and all future monthly payments are deducted directly from your debit or credit card (requires a valid card to remain on file). You may also choose to purchase a single month pass, which will expire 30 days from purchase (no debit or credit card necessary).
Seasonal employment for aquatics, recreation, maintenance, sports, arts, instruction, and park rangers at Portland Parks & Recreation can be found on our Employment and Internships page. We encourage you to apply for positions even if they aren't currently listed in case an opening becomes available. Learn more at our Employment and Internships Opportunities page.
Our recreation programs need assistance with youth and adult activities such as homework clubs, arts and crafts, sports and fitness, drama and dance, day camps - the list is endless! The staff at each of our program sites can discuss their specific volunteer opportunities with you. Learn more at our volunteer services page.
Purchase a Portland Parks & Recreation gift certificate any way you wish!
1. In person at one of our many community centers.
2. By phone with our Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525.
3. Online through our online registration.