Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is thrilled to restore fall programming in 2021 with resources from the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy)! Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the fall will look different this year to protect public health. Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and to 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.
Fall 2021 Activities
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers and pools are open for drop-in activities including water fitness, lap swim, and play swims. Additional activities, including TeenForce drop-in, are available. Fitness centers will open and indoor group fitness classes will resume on October 4, 2021. All programming, participant capacity limits, and locations are subject to change based on the most current public health guidance.
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.
Register for Activities
Fall activities, including limited sports and arts classes, swim lessons, winter break camps, Adaptive & Inclusive recreation, and Lifelong Recreation, will open for registration on the following dates (in-person and virtual options available):
- September 9 at 12:30 pm for Session A (October 4 through November 7)*
- October 11 at 12:30pm for Session B (November 8 through December 30)
*Swimming lessons will not be available at Southwest Community Center for Session A
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. Passes must be purchased in person and are only valid at the site in which they are purchased. View your preferred community center's page for fees.
For those visiting the center just for the day to swim or work out. 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!
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.
Available beginning October 2021, if public health guidelines allow. 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.
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.
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.