When the weather gets hot, it’s time to get wet! There are lots of options in Portland to get outside and beat the heat with these neighborhood outdoor water features and water parks. Too hot for even this? Check out our indoor pools guide.
Jamison Square – 810 NW 11th Ave
Grant Park – NE 33rd Ave & US Grant Pl
Grant Pool – NE 33rd Ave & US Grant Pl
Holladay Park – NE 11th Ave & Holladay St
Irving Park – NE 7th Ave & Fremont St (Big water feature, relatively new)
Montavilla Community Center & Pool – 8219 NE Glisan St
Woodlawn Park – NE 13th Ave & Dekum St
Creston Pool – SE 44th Ave & Powell Blvd
Earl Boyles Park – SE 112th Ave & Boise St
Essex Park – SE 79th Ave & Center St
Raymond Park - SE 118th Ave & Raymond St
Sellwood Pool – 7951 SE 7th Ave
Stark Street Island – The Rose Petal – SE 106th Ave & Stark St
Columbia Park – N Lombard St & Woolsey Ave
Farragut Park – N Kerby Ave & Farragut St
Kenton Park – 8417 N Brandon Ave
McCoy Park – N Trenton St & Newman Ave
Northgate Park – N Geneva Ave & Fessenden St
Peninsula Park Community Center & Pool – 700 N Rosa Parks Way
Peninsula Park & Rose Garden – 700 N Rosa Parks Way
Pier Park – N Lombard St & Bruce Ave
Pier Pool – N Seneca St & St Johns Ave
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES (from the Portland Water Bureau website)
Look but don’t drink! The water flowing in decorative fountains is not for drinking. To conserve water, most of these fountains recycle water. The water is chlorinated to a level comparable with swimming pools.
Be safe! Although people enjoy splashing around in the interactive fountains, (Jamison Square, McCoy, Holladay Park, Salmon Street Springs), there are potential dangers for unattended children.
Please use caution at all fountains. Slippery surfaces, rapidly moving water, and pools of water require careful attention.
Most of the Portland Water Bureau’s municipal decorative fountains operate spring through fall from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. If a fountain is not operating during that time period, the Portland Water Bureau is performing maintenance or repairs to the fountain. If repair work is necessary, the bureau restores fountains to full operation as quickly as possible.
Aesthetics are important to us! The Regional Arts and Culture Council advises the Portland Water Bureau on maintenance of bronze sculptures. The natural aging of unprotected bronze causes the green color (patina) found on some of the bronze sculptures in the fountains.
We take fountain operations very seriously! The decorative fountains are turned off during winter months for maintenance and repairs.