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

      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