Are you ready for the definitive splash pad (and fountain) list? It is getting time to cool down, and this is THE LIST! 

Portland Parks and Recreation

The splash pads in Portland Parks and Recreation district will be on starting June 14, 2023, and going through Labor Day weekend. They will be open for extended hours, 10 am-8 pm daily. Since there are several splash pads and fountains in Portland, this is presented as a running list. 

Splash Pads

Colonel Summers Park – SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street

Columbia Park and Annex – N Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue

Dawson Park – N Stanton Street and Williams Avenue

Earl Boyles Park – east of SE 107th Avenue and Francis Street

Elizabeth Caruthers Park – 3508 SW Moody Avenue

Essex Park – SE 79th Avenue and Center Street  

Farragut Park – N Kerby Avenue and Farragut Street 

Fernhill Park – NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street

Gateway Discovery Park – 10520 NE Halsey Street

Irving Park – NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street

Kenton Park – 8417 N Brandon Avenue

Khunamokwst Park – 5200 NE Alberta Street 

Northgate Park – N Geneva Avenue and Fessenden Street

Peninsula Park – 700 N Rosa Parks Way

Pier Park – N Lombard Street and Bruce Avenue

Raymond Park – SE 118th Avenue and Raymond Street

Spring Garden Park – 3332 SW Spring Garden Street 

Woodlawn Park – NE 13th Avenue and Dekum Street 

Interactive fountains are fountains you can play in. The following are fountains that are open now (unless indicated otherwise). 

Interactive Fountains

Bill Naito Legacy Fountain at Waterfront Park – SW Ankeny near the Burnside Bridge (operates 24 hours a day) 

Teachers Fountain at Director Park – 815 SW Park Avenue (7:00 am – 10:00 pm) 

Grant Park – NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place (11:00 am – 7:00 pm) Expected to be activated on June 1, 2023.

Holladay Park – NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street (7:00 am – 10:00 pm) 

Jamison Square – 810 NW 11th Avenue (7:00 am – 10:00 pm)  

McCoy Park – N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue (7:00 am – 10:00 pm)  

Salmon Springs Fountain at Waterfront Park – Naito Parkway at SW Salmon Street (6:00 am – 10:00 pm) 

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District’s Splash Pads are opening over Memorial Day weekend for the summer. This park district has fewer splash pads, so they are listed in a more detailed manner. 

Splash Pads

Cedar Hill Park -2300 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Portland, OR

Since the redevelopment, the park now features a multi-purpose synthetic athletic field with lights and a concessions building, as well as a multi-use sports court, bocce ball courts, volleyball court, play area, interactive splash pad, picnic areas and shelter, community garden, and a permanent ADA accessible restroom. This splash pad is free. The adjacent play area at William Walker Elementary School is available to community members during evenings and weekends.

Timberland Park – NW 118th Ave. (via NW Barnes Rd. or NW Cornell Rd.) Portland, OR

Tucked into a large development of apartment homes in Cedar Mill, this one-acre park provides residents and neighbors a central gathering place. Timberland Park is located just south of Beaverton School District’s new middle school and just up the road from the Timberland Town Center. At the top of the park sits its most distinctive attraction, a water feature that will keep guests cool during summer weather. Ample bench seating and a drinking fountain are nearby. This splash pad is free. 

Reflections Plaza – 13400 NW Cornell Rd. Portland, OR

This pocket park water feature is located on NW Cornell and Joy St at the entrance to the Cedar Grove Apartments. This splash pad is free.

Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center – 9985 SW 125th Ave. Beaverton, OR 

This location offers an outdoor splash pad operating during open facility hours. Drop-in fees apply. The 4,500-square-foot facility, open daily during facility hours, is designed for children of all ages. A toddler bay includes several low-spraying features. For older children, the site includes dumping buckets and sprays that can be aimed at each other for added fun.

Gresham’s Fountain and Splash Pad

The Children’s Fountain  – 401 NE Second St. Gresham, OR 

This is Gresham’s premier park. During warm weather, kids can play in two fountains, one designed for toddlers and one for bigger kids, that are powered by jets of cool, clean, chlorinated water. The Children’s Fountain closes for the season on September 30, 2023.