Enjoy Portland's Fountains of Fun

Looking to escape the heat? Mike Abbate', City of Portland Parks and Recreation Director, shared just a few of the parks, fountains and splash pads where adults and children can cool-off!

-Salmon Springs Fountain 
Located in Waterfront Park at SW Naito Pkwy and Salmon St
Jets of water in random patterns delight kids and families; a great break during a Waterfront Park stroll
Hours: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM during spring/summer/fall

-Bill Naito Legacy Fountain
Also in Waterfront Park near the Burnside Bridge; conveniently in the heart of Saturday Market area
Fountain is on all hours, except Fridays from 3:00-11:00 AM

-McCoy Fountain
Location: McCoy Park, N. Trenton & Newman Ave
Hours: 9:00 AM-10:00 PM during spring/summer/fall
An amazing and soaking wet interactive fountain in north Portland!  Just a gorgeous setting and an dazzling fountain to cool off in

-Holladay Park Fountain
Location: Holladay Park,, NE 11th & Multnomah
An artistic concrete plaza with gentle spray; fun for all ages; right next to the Lloyd Center shopping area
Hours: 9:00 AM-10:00 PM during spring/summer/fall

-Director Park features Teacher’s Fountain at the corner of SW Yamhill and Park downtown
Hours: Daily, 9:00 AM-10:00 PM. (May be turned off during special events)

-Jamison Square
NW 11th & between NW Johnson & Kearney
Hours: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM during spring/summer/fall
A wildly popular spot to cool off in the summertime.  It’s design allows for parents to sit in dry areas for close supervision

-Dawson Park will have a new water spray feature as part of its upcoming redesign. The historic park is at N. Stanton St & Williams Ave; park renovations expected to begin this fall.

Splash away through the end of September, hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
Perfect for kids, or adults who want to act like kids and often not as crowded as other parks.

Peninsula Park splash pad
700 N Rosa Parks Way
A welcoming frog invites you through a corridor of spray features.  Located right next to the playground, the Peninsula splash pad provides a smile for young and old; a very popular place.

Raymond Park splash pad
SE 118th Ave & Raymond St
Pushing the button activates the water spray; bright colors add to the fun!

Columbia Park splash pad
N Lombard St & Woolsey Ave
Imagine you’re about 2 inches tall.  That’s easy to do at Columbia Park, where the splash pad features spray coming out of giant flowers. Plus, there’s a huge grove of gorgeous, magnficent trees right next to you for more shade and recreation.


Look, but don't drink! The water in fountains and splash pads is not for drinking. However, all of the fountains are cleaned  regularly, and the interactive fountains are chlorinated to the level of a swimming pool.

For a full List of PP&R fountains head to portlandoregon.gov/parks and head here for hot weather tips, a link to portland pools info page, and the following list:

Splash pads at the following parks are currently open:

Columbia Park - North Lombard & Woolsey
Essex Park - SE 79th & Center
Earl Boyles Park - SE 112th & Boise
Elizabeth Caruthers Park - 3508 SW Moody (closed temporarily for construction)
Farragut Park - North Kerby & Farragut
Grant Park - NE 33rd & US Grant Place
Kenton Park - 8417 North Brandon
McCoy Park- North Trenton & Newman
Northgate Park - North Geneva & Fessenden
Peninsula Park - 700 North Rosa Parks Way
Pier Park - North Lombard & Bruce
Raymond Park- SE 188th & Raymond
Stark Street Island - SE 106th & Stark
Woodlawn Park - NE 13th & Dekum


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