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Fitness in the Park

Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park helps community members achieve their fitness goals while adhering to physical distancing recommendations and connecting to nature in our parks. All fitness levels are welcome.

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Portland Parks & Recreation has monitored the COVID-19 situation since it began. We continue to be in communication with, and to follow the guidance of, the Oregon Health AuthorityMultnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management regarding the situation.

Due to COVID-19, we have prioritized our limited capacity to expand the Free Lunch + Play program to meet the most critical of our community needs this summer: food insecurity. As we continue to provide free meals to children at 26 locations, we have been working to find additional opportunities to reengage with Portlanders. With the support of Community Music Center, Inc., we have been able to reconnect students at Rosewood Initiative with a pilot program providing online music lessons. With Fitness in the Park, we’re excited for the opportunity to support the health of Portlanders with physically distanced, outdoor group fitness classes.

Our community’s parks system provides our neighbors with many opportunities to improve their mental and physical health during this public health emergency. Fitness in the Park is a creative way to continue supporting the health of Portlanders and to keep you connected with PP&R while meeting the Governor's requirements and following the guidance of public health officials. While our community centers remain closed for the summer, we’re excited for the opportunity to reconnect and move safely with you in our beautiful outdoor spaces. 

Starting Monday, July 20, we invite you to participate in group fitness classes taught by some of your favorite PP&R instructors at five outdoor locations: Columbia Park, Gabriel Park, Grant Park, Mt. Scott Park, and Ventura Park


Pricing

Drop-in for just $5/class (credit card only) or purchase a Fitness Pass (FitP) for $45/month, which gives you access to unlimited classes at all five locations. Give it a try!

How to sign up

Due to increased safety measures and to limit check-in time, please complete these steps prior to attending.

  1. Create or log-in to your PP&R online registration account
  2. Sign the digital Covid-19 Waiver to participate.
    1. Go to “My Account”.
    2. Select “Print My Waivers”.
    3. Select “Obligatory Waivers”.
    4. Click on the link for the Covid-19 Waiver.
    5. Check the box by the correct customer’s name to acknowledge the waiver.
  3. Ensure you have a credit or debit card saved to your account (customer service representatives will not be able to accept cash, so credit-card is required).
    1. Go to “My Account”. 
    2. Click on “My Credit Cards”. 
    3. Select “Add New”. 
    4. Enter credit card information and then click on “Submit”. 

Having trouble? Call 503-823-2525 and a customer service representative will assist you.

How to participate safely – What to expect

  1. If you’ve been feeling well, arrive at the park with your own water bottle, wearing a face covering. 
  2. Check-in with a customer service representative who will have an iPad to sign you in. All participants are required to have signed a Covid-19 Waiver prior to participating.
    Please note: Our system requires that customers provide the CVV number associated with their card on file at every transaction. No cash will be accepted.
  3. Head to a marked spot, which will be spaced 6’ apart to allow for physical distancing throughout the duration of the workout. Classes will be limited to 20 participants.
  4. HAVE FUN! 

Schedules

Columbia Park 

Classes located in the middle of the park in front of the pool house.

Day/Time

Class

Instructor

Monday

-

-

9:00am

Ellove Technique

Kelly K.

10:00am

Zumba/Zumba Gold

Melanie K.

11:00am

Yoga

Rene C.

Tuesday

--

9:00am

Circuit City

Jutta R.

10:00am

Yoga

Karen M.

11:00amLow Impact AerobicsJudy G.

Wednesday

--

9:00am

Circuit City

Jutta R.

10:00am

Yoga

Karen M.

11:00am

Low Impact Aerobics

Judy G. 

Thursday

-

-

9:00am

Ellove Technique

Kelly K.

10:00am

Yoga

Karen M.

Friday

-

-

9:00am

Low Impact Aerobics

Sheryl

10:00am

Zumba/Zumba Gold

Melanie K.

11:00am

Low Impact Aerobics

Judy G.

Saturday

-

-

9:00am

Circuit City

Charissa

10:00am

Yoga

Karen M.

11:00am

Zumba Gold

Kristen


Grant Park

Classes located north of the pool house/tennis courts. Park in the main parking lot, follow the path moving north. Closest street access is 35th Avenue off Knott Street.

Day/Time

Class

Instructor

Monday

-

-

8:00am

Zumba

Aime M.

9:00am

Boot Camp (Low Impact)

Terri D.

10:00am

Yoga

Terri D.

11:00am

Low Impact Aerobics

Sheryl

Tuesday

--

8:00am

Boot Camp

Kathryn C.

9:00am

Boot Camp (Low Impact)

Kathryn C.

10:00am

Tai Chi

Allyson S.

11:00am

Kundalini Yoga

Rebecca

Wednesday

--

8:00am

Yoga

Luciana P.

9:00am

Peruvian Dance

Luciana P.

10:00am

Hula

Lei S.

Thursday

-

-

8:00am

Zumba Gold

Aimie M.

9:00am

Kundalini Yoga

Rebecca

10:00am

Tai Chi

Allyson S.

11:00am

Zumba

Aimie M.

Friday

-

-

8:00am

Zumba

Aimie M.

9:00am

Boot Camp (Low Impact)

Terri D.

10:00am

Yoga

Amy L.

Saturday

-

-

9:00am

UJam

Helena C.

10:00am

Qi Gong

Sara Jane E.

11:00am

Tai Chi

Mary L.


Gabriel Park

Classes located on the lawn east of the tennis courts and skatepark. Park near the skate park, follow the path past the tennis courts.

Day/Time

Class

Instructor

Monday

-

-

7:00am

Boot Camp

Angela N.

8:00am

20/20/20

Brenda D.

9:00am

Yoga

Gail N.

10:00am

Zumba

Kimo M.

Tuesday

--

7:00am

Circuit City

John C.

8:00am

Strength Training

Linda H.

9:00am

Yoga

Gail N.

10:00am

Strength Training

Chris H.

Wednesday

--

7:00am

Boot Camp

Angela N.

8:00am

Strength Training

Linda H.

9:00am

Yoga

Gail N.

10:00am

Zumba

Kimo M.

Thursday

-

-

7:00am

Circuit City

John C.

8:00am

Strength Training

Linda H.

9:00am

Yoga

Gail N.

10:00am

Strength Training

Chris H.

Friday

-

-

7:00am

Boot Camp

Angela N.

8:00am

Sunrise Yoga

Luciana P.

9:00am

Yoga

Gail N.

10:00am

Zumba

Kimo M.

Saturday

-

-

8:00am

Boot Camp

Chris H.

9:00am

Zumba

Jasmine Z.

10:00am

Yoga

Amy L.


Mt. Scott Park 

Classes located on the lawn of the east end of the park off 74th Ave. 

Day/Time

Class

Instructor

Monday

-

-

8:00am

Circuit City

Nic S.

9:00am

Zumba Gold

Laura N.

10:00amZumbaSarah

Tuesday

--

8:00am

Boot Camp

Angela N.

9:00am

Gentle Yoga/Stretch

Sandra P.

10:00am

Zumba

Juliette A.

Wednesday

--

8:00am

Qi Gong *Starts 8/5

Jenna R.

9:00am

Yoga *Starts 8/5

Jenna R.

10:30am

HIIT

Kathryn C.

Thursday

-

-

8:00am

Meditation *Starts 8/6

Jenna R.

9:00am

Gentle Yoga/Stretch

Sandra P.

10:00am

Strength and Balance

Diane T.

Friday

-

-

8:00am

Kundalini Yoga

Rebecca

9:00am

Circuit City

Nic S.

10:00am

Pilates 

Dana L.

Saturday

-

-

9:00am

Boot Camp

Angela N.

10:00am

Zumba

Juliette A.


Ventura Park 

Classes located on the lawn near the parking lot at SE 113th Ave & Stark.

Day/Time

Class

Instructor

Monday

-

-

9:45am

Zumba

Lydia H

Tuesday

--
8:30amYogaDusty

9:30am

Nia

Magz B.

10:30am

Cardio Shape

Melinda S.

11:30am

Zumba

Sean R.

Wednesday

--

9:00am

Zumba Gold

Lydia H.

10:30am

Step 'n' Sculpt

Larry S.

11:30am

Cardio Shape

Melinda S.

Thursday

-

-

8:30amYogaDusty

9:30am

Nia

Magz B.

10:30am

Cardio Shape

Melinda S.

11:30am

Zumba

Sean R.

Friday

-

-

9:00am

Step 'n' Sculpt

Larry S.

9:45am

Zumba

Lydia H.

Saturday

-

-

10:00am

Pound

Tami M.

11:00am

Zumba

Tami M.

12:15pm

Zumba for Families

Lydia H.


Additional Safety Measures

Participants will all read, approve, and sign a waiver which will be attached to their Portland Parks & Recreation registration account. PP&R will use electronic rosters from the daily check-in for contact tracing in case of illness. 

Participants will need to wear face coverings when arriving and leaving the Fitness area. Health authorities recommend that for outdoor fitness classes if you can wear a face covering, you should do so.

Class participation is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will be required to stay within their 4’ marked section throughout the duration of the workout. Markers are spaced 6’ apart to allow for physical distancing. 

Restrooms are available. Supplies are replenished and restrooms are cleaned once per day.

PP&R will clean, and sanitize fitness equipment, on a regular basis as capacity allows. However, due in part to the uncertainty regarding the risks, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 when you use the equipment. Participants accept that the use of equipment is at your own risk, and it is your responsibility to minimize that risk through procedures recommended by public health authorities, including frequent handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, and maintaining at least 6 feet of physical distance between individuals at all times. It is permissible for participants to use their own equipment for classes, and/or participate without equipment if preferred.


Frequently Asked Questions

What about my current pass?

All current Active Passes have been de-activated due to COVID-19. For pass information and account assistance, contact Ann Kresal, Ann.Kresal@portlandoregon.gov, 971-288-7741.


I thought you weren’t opening until next summer.

While our community centers and pools are currently closed, we are delighted to be able to offer this program with all safety and physical distance guidelines in place.

How do Active&Fit, Silver&Fit, SilverSneakers, or Renew Active members participate?

You’re already signed up! – contact your provider to activate your membership and use your existing card for admission to classes.

Active&Fit (877) 771-2746

Silver&Fit (877) 427-4788

SilverSneakers (866)-584-7389

Renew Active (800) 850-6807

Why did you choose these parks? What about other parks?

We would love to offer classes in all parks. Due to safety concerns and limited staff capacity, locations were selected by their proximity to our community centers.