Climbing the walls with the rain, sleet, and snow? Lucky Portlanders have options for indoor play when the weather’s not cooperating. Portland Parks and Rec offer many drop-in play parks throughout the Portland area. These usually occur in the gym, where climbing structures, riding toys and bikes, balls, and other games are available. These indoor play parks are accessible, inexpensive and great places to mingle with parents and kids from your part of town.

Dishman Community Center
77 NE Knott (a few blocks west of MLK); (503) 823-3186
Tues/Thurs/Fri: 9:00 am – 11:30 am, ages 5 and under
$1 per child

Garden Home Recreation Center
7475 SW Oleson Road; (503) 629-6341
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:30 am -11:30 am, ages 6 and under
$3-6 per child

East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th (three – four blocks from Mall 205); (503) 823-3450
Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00 am – noon, ages 5 and under
$1.25 per child (trampoline onsite)

Fulton Park Community Center
68 SW Miles St. (Off Barbur Blvd.); (503) 823-3180
Mon/Wed: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, ages 5 and under
$1 per child

Cedar Hills Recreation Center
11640 SW Park Way; (503) 629-6340
Tue/Thur: 9:00 am – 11:15 am, ages 6 and under
$3 per child

Hillside Community Center
653 NW Culpepper Terrace (off Cornell); (503) 823-4101
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:15 am – 11:15 am, ages 5 and under
$2 per child

Montavilla Community Center
8219 NE Glisan; (503) 823-4101
Tues/Thurs: 10:30 am – noon, ages 5 and under, Fri: 9:30 am – 10:30 am, ages 6 months – 18 months
$1 per child (trampoline onsite)

Mt. Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave; (503) 823-3183
Mon – Fri: 9:15 am – 11:15 am (Friday is crafts day), ages 5 and under
$1 per child (indoor pool onsite)

Peninsula Park Community Center
700 N. Rosa Parks Way; (503) 823-3620
Mon/Thurs/Fri: 9:00 am -11:00 am, ages 5 and under
Also offers mat room drop-in for crawlers; Tue/Thurs: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, ages 6 months – 17 months
Tue/Wed: 11:30 am -1:00 pm, ages 18 months – 5 years
Thurs/Fri: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, ages 1-5
$1 per child

St. Johns Community Center
8427 N. Central; (503) 823-3192
Mon/Weds/Fri: 9:30 am – 11:30 am, ages 5 and under
$1 per child

Sellwood Community Center
1436 SE Spokane; (503) 823-3195
Tue: 9:30 am – 11:00 am, ages 1-4
$1 per child

Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th (within Gabriel Park); (503) 823-2840
Mon/Wed: 1:30 pm – 3:30pm; Tues/Thurs/Fri: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, ages 9 months – 5 years
$3 per child (indoor pool onsite; see indoor pools listings)

University Park Community Center
9009 N. Foss; (503) 823-3621
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:00 am – noon, ages 5 and under
$1 per child

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