Summertime in Portland: The city's fountains & splash pads

Summertime in Portland: The city's fountains & splash pads »Play Video
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Looking to escape the heat? Here's a look at some of the fountains and splash pads where you can cool-off!


Salmon Springs Fountain 

  • Located in Waterfront Park at SW Naito Parkway and Salmon Street
  • Jets of water in random patterns delight kids and families; a great break during a Waterfront Park stroll
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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 a.m. to 11 a.m.

McCoy Fountain

  • Location: McCoy Park, N. Trenton & Newman Avenue
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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 a.m. to 10 p.m. during spring/summer/fall

Director Park

  • Features Teacher’s Fountain at the corner of SW Yamhill and Park downtown
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (May be turned off during special events)

Jamison Square

  • NW 11th & between NW Johnson & Kearney
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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

  • 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

  • SE 118th Ave & Raymond Street
  • Pushing the button activates the water spray; bright colors add to the fun!

Columbia Park

  • N Lombard St & Woolsey Avenue
  • 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.

More Splash Pads

  • 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
  • Pier Park - North Lombard & Bruce
  • Stark Street Island - SE 106th & Stark
  • Woodlawn Park - NE 13th & Dekum