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Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Examples of Approved Swimwear

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Staff member and child give a double high five at an outdoor pool.
Before you visit Portland Parks & Recreation pools please review our list of approved swimwear.

Why do I need to wear specific clothes to swim?
Proper attire helps reduce the number of unwanted agents introduced into the water that can affect the chemical balance of our facility’s water supply.
Cotton and other clothing materials hold detergents, dyes, germs, and bacteria that can cause illness and affect water clarity.
When cotton and other materials absorb water, they become heavy, which can make swimming difficult and cause a swimmer to become distressed or increase the risk of entrapment.
Clothes with buttons, hooks, and metal fasteners can scrape and damage slides and pool features.
Lifeguards reserve the right to enforce the swim attire policy if articles of clothing are considered inappropriate, see-through, or offensive swimwear is sagging, ill-fitting, or overexposed.

Below are examples of approved swimwear:

  • Standard swimsuits
  • Swim diapers
  • Tight-fitting leggings and long sleeve shirts
  • T-Shirt and athletic Shorts 
  • Water Shoes 
  • Swim Cap, hat, hijab, ( lycra, spandex, etc)
  • Rashguards or wetsuits
  • Modesty suits

Below are examples of non-approved swimwear:

  • White T-shirt
  • Disposable diapers
  • Street shoes
  • Underwear or lingerie
  • G strings or thong bikinis
  • Sweatshirt and sweatpants
  • Denim or cut-off shorts 

Location

East Portland Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
740 SE 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216

Matt Dishman Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
77 NE Knott Street
Portland, OR 97212

Mt. Scott Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
Mt. Scott Community Center and Indoor Pool is closed for extensive renovation. Please visit other PP&R locations.
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Southwest Indoor Pool

Swim Pool (Indoor)
Park Location or Entrance
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

Creston Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
SE 44th Avenue and Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

Grant Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place
Portland, OR 97212
Park Location or Entrance
1151 SW Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219

Montavilla Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
8219 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

Peninsula Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

Pier Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
N Seneca Street and St. Johns Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

Sellwood Outdoor Pool

Swim Pool (Outdoor)
Park Location or Entrance
7951 SE 7th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202