You don’t have to go far to find a place to cool off this summer. Portland parks have pools, splash pads and interactive fountains, kid-friendly water features designed with fun and safety in mind.
There are 18 splash pads and seven interactive fountains at Portland parks all over the city. Chances are your family lives close to one. Also in Portland parks, seven outdoor pools are offering free open play swim on select days.
In 2022, Portland splash pads and are open through Monday, September 5. The splash pads will be on from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Outdoor pools are open through Sunday, August 28. The fountains are on continuously for the season.
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 Open Play Swim at Portland Pools
Pools across the city offer free open play days each week. No registration is required to swim. Admission is available on a first come, first served basis and subject to daily staffing.
Pools offering free swim include Creston, Grant, Montavilla, Peninsula, Pier, Sellwood, and Wilson Pools. All of these pools are outdoors.
Here are the days and hours for free swim:
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Tuesdays, 6:30–8 p.m.
N Seneca St. and St. Johns Ave.
Thursdays, 1:45–4:30 p.m.
8219 NE Glisan St.
Tuesdays, 1–3:30 p.m.
NE 33rd Ave. and US Grant Pl.
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
SE 44th Ave. and Powell Blvd
Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m.
7951 SE 7th Ave.
Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m.
1151 SW Vermont St.
Thursdays, 6:30–8 p.m.
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 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
NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place
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