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Southwest Community Center and Indoor Pool

Community and arts center

The Southwest Community Center is temporarily closed and all recreation activities are canceled through September 2020. This date is subject to change.

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All PP&R recreation activities are canceled through September 2020. This date is subject to change. For refund information, please visit our Parks Cancellations and Refunds page.

COVID-19 related information

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The construction of PP&R's newest community center was completed in 1999 with funding from the 1994 bond measure; it opened on June 19. The sculptures in the lobby were created by Fernanda D'Agostino and Valerie Otani. Gabriel Park Journal is in two parts: the copper and bronze panels above the fireplace provide a visual diary of the park through the seasons and through history. The glass panels on the front of the reception desk are three magnifications of stream water; each panel shows water from a healthy stream ecosystem and from a degraded one.

Reservations available

Meeting room
Party room
Southwest Community Center Pool Open Swim

Park Location or Entrance

Southwest Community Center and Indoor Pool main entrance
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

Open hours

Temporarily closed


MaryAnn Thibeault

Southwest CC Supervisor

Lisa Osterberg

Southwest Community Center Aquatics Coordinator

Park amenities/activities

Basketball Court (Indoor)
Rock Climbing Wall
Preschool Program
Weight Room
Fitness Room
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)

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