COVID-19 related information
Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.
For refund information, please visit our Parks Cancellations and Refunds page.
Fully Reopening Community Centers and Pools - What to Expect in 2021
Portland Parks & Recreation’s community centers and pools are currently closed because PP&R did not have the financial resources or staffing available to open and operate them – a situation that resulted from the onset of the pandemic. However, with resources from the 2020 Parks Levy, PP&R is now preparing to recruit, hire, and train exercise instructors, camp counselors, lifeguards, and many other valuable staff members to restore important services to the community, beginning this summer.
PP&R services will prioritize helping Portlanders recreate and diminish the spread of COVID-19. To protect public health and be resilient to changing public health guidance, the focus of PP&R's summer 2021 programming will be outdoor activities. Some limited indoor programming may occur, including indoor pools, but the vast majority of summer programming will occur outdoors in 2021.
After summer 2021, when public health guidance allows, PP&R will be excited to fully reopen community centers and pools to the public.
For now, the bureau is excited to restore summer programming through the Parks Levy. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available, and we thank Portland voters for passing the 2020 Parks Levy.
Portland Parks & Recreation owns and operates nine community centers located throughout the Portland area.
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.
Need to host a party? Portland Parks & Recreation has birthday packages and event space rentals available at all community centers.
Community Center Passes
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 additional admission fee will be charged when participating in registered activities.
With our Premium Pass, enjoy fitness and swim pool benefits at any of our full-service community centers and pools with one annual fee: East Portland, Mt. Scott, Matt Dishman, Charles Jordan/Columbia Pool, and Southwest Community Center. Also available is an East Portland Premium Pass for our full-service centers east of the Willamette River. Stop by any of the community centers mentioned here and our staff can get you set up with the pass that is most convenient for you!
|Premium Pass||Annual Fees|
*Youth and Teen Passes are also available, and in addition, explore our TeenForce Pass, providing fitness and other activities to youth ages 10-20 at our five TeenForce locations.
|Eastside Premium Passes|
Valid at East Portland | Mt. Scott | Matt Dishman | Charles Jordan | Columbia Pool
Looking for ongoing access to drop-in activities? This is the pass for you! One monthly fee provides unlimited visits to scheduled drop-in programs throughout the facility. For your convenience, Active Passes will auto-renew each month. Simply pay for the first month upon registering and all future monthly payments are deducted directly from your debit or credit card.
20-Visit Passes are a great option for those who plan to work out only once a week. In addition, 20-Visit Passes are great for organizations that would like to bring a larger group of visitors (please call ahead). The passes provide unlimited day-use of the facility at a discounted rate.
For those visiting the center just for the day to swim or workout. Our daily drop-in fee provides access to drop-in activities throughout the entire day. Shoot hoops in the morning, enjoy an exercise class at noon, and relax in the whirlpool spa in the evening...all for the cost of one daily admission fee!
Passes must be purchased in-person.
Check here for schedule changes and closures due to inclement weather.
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 the 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.