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 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