You don’t have to go far to find a place to cool off this summer. Portland parks have splash pads and interactive fountains, kid-friendly water features designed with fun and safety in mind. There are 19 splash pads and seven interactive fountains at Portland parks all over the city. Chances are your family lives close to one.
In 2021, Portland splash pads will be open daily from Friday, June 11 through Monday, September 6. The water will be on from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The splash-friendly fountains opened in mid-May.
Other great options for staying cool are Portland pools. The city’s outdoor and indoor pools are tentatively set to reopen on June 22, depending on health conditions and staffing. The pools have entrance fees around $6 with free open play times throughout the week. I will share the free pool days and times once the summer pool schedules are released.
I’ve broken up the list of splash pads and interactive fountains by neighborhood. Find one near you and add this to your list of summer fun.
Free Splash Pads at Portland Parks
Find a splash pad near you and get ready to have some fun in the sun for free this summer.
N Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue
8417 N Brandon Avenue
N Geneva Avenue and Fessenden Street
700 N Rosa Parks Way
N Lombard Street and Bruce Avenue
N Stanton Street and Williams Avenue
N Kerby Avenue and Farragut Street
NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street
10520 NE Halsey Street
NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street
5200 NE Alberta Street
NE 127th and Fremont
NE 13th Avenue and Dekum Street
SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street
east of SE 107th Avenue and Francis Street
SE 79th Avenue and Center Street
SE 118th Avenue and Raymond Street
3508 SW Moody Avenue
3332 SW Spring Garden Street
Interactive Fountains at Portland Parks
Hop into these seven free splash-friendly fountains found in Portland parks across the city.
Bill Naito Legacy Fountain at Waterfront Park
SW Ankeny near the Burnside Bridge
Teachers Fountain at Director Park
815 SW Park Avenue
810 NW 11th Avenue
Salmon Springs Fountain at Waterfront Park
Naito Parkway at SW Salmon Street
N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue
NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street
(June 2021: off due to maintenance needs)
NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place
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