Places to cool off when the temps get too much

Temps expected to surpass 100 degrees this week

The Creston Outdoor Pool in Portland, as seen on the PPR website, June 19, 2017
The Creston Outdoor Pool in Portland, as seen on the PPR website, June 19, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — If you want to cool down while still enjoying the sun, head to one of the Portland Parks & Recreation’s pools, splash pads or fountains. Or, if you need to, there are plenty of cooling center available — scroll down to see the list and a list of indoor cooling centers.

Uber is offering discounted trips to and from 3 local cooling centers starting August 1. Enter the promo code PDXHEATWAVE in the Uber app to receive up to $15 off your next 4 trips.

The participating cooling centers are Multnomah County Walnut Park Building, Multnomah County East Building and Hollywood Senior Center.

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Outdoor Pool Locations
• Creston Pool, 4454 SE Powell Blvd, (503)823-3672
• Grant Pool, 2300 NE 33rd Avenue, (503)823-3674
• Montavilla Pool,8219 NE Glisan Street, (503) 823-3675
• Peninsula Pool, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, (503)823-3677
• Pier Pool, 9341 N St. Johns Avenue, (503) 823-3678
• Sellwood Pool, 7951 SE 7th Avenue, (503) 823-3679
• Wilson Pool, 1151 SW Vermont Avenue, (503) 823-3680
Indoor Pool Locations
• Columbia Pool, 7701 N Chautauqua Blvd, (503) 823-3669
• East Portland Pool, 740 SE 106th Avenue, (503) 823-3450
• Matt Dishman Pool, 77 NE Knott Street, (503) 823-3673
• Mt. Scott Pool, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue, (503) 823-3183
• Southwest Pool, 6820 SW 45th Avenue, (503) 823-2840

Check the pool schedules and find out more information here

Park Splash Pads
• Colonel Summers Park splash pad – under construction! Expected completion is August 2017.
• Columbia Park and Annex – N Lombard Streer and Woolsey Avenue
• Elizabeth Caruthers Park – 3508 SW Moody Avenue
• Essex Park – SE 79th Avenue and Center Street
• Farragut Park – N Kerby Avenue and Farragut Street
• Grant Park – NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place
• Irving Park – NE 7th Avenue and Fremont Street
• Kenton Park – 8417 N Brandon Avenue
• Khunamokwst Park – 5200 NE Alberta Street
• McCoy Park – N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue
• 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
• Woodlawn Park – NE 13th Avenue and Dekum Street
Fountains you can play in
• Dawson Park – N Stanton Street & Williams Avenue
• Director Park – 815 SW Park Avenue
• Holladay Park – NE 11th Avenue & Holladay Street
• Jamison Square – 810 NW 11th Avenue
• Stark Street Island Park’s Rose Pedal Fountain – SE 106th Avenue & Stark Street
• Waterfront Park’s Bill Naito Legacy Fountain – by Saturday Market, near the Burnside Bridge
• Waterfront Park’s Salmon Springs Fountain – Naito Parkway between SW Harrison Street & NW Glisan
Splash pads around the city are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and fountain hours mirror park hours.

Salem splash pads:

  • Riverfront Park, 200 Water Street NE
  • River Road Park, 3045 River Road N
  • Fairmount Park, 650 Rural Street S
  • Northgate Park, 3575 Fairhaven Avenue NE
  • Wes Bennett Park, 2200 Baxter Road SE
  • West Salem Park, 265 Rosemont Avenue NW
  • Englewood Park, 1260 19th Street NE

Remember to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen if you plan on being outside.

COOLING CENTERS

Multnomah County senior cooling centers:

Complete list of Multnomah County spots to cool off

Loaves & Fishes Centers, Elm Court, 1032 S.W. Main, Portland (503-953-8204)

Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland (503-288-8303)

Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland (503-224-2640)

YWCA Senior Services, Multnomah County East Building, 600 N.E. 8th St. Gresham (503-988-3840).

Fairview City Hall, 1300 NE Village Street, will be open Tuesday through Friday, August 1-4, from 2- 8 p.m.

Salem cooling centers:

Main Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE, Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

West Salem Library, 395 Glen Creek Road NW, Wednesday Noon-6 p.m., closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday Noon to 6 p.m., closed Sunday

Center 50+, 2615 Portland Road NE, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. closed Sunday

Most malls are open to the public and can be used as cooling locations

Washington County cooling center:

• Beaverton City Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library is located at 12375 SW 5th Street.

• Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The library is located at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102.

• Boys & Girls Aid Safe Place for Youth will be open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Meals, snacks, and water are available on site. Hot weather supplies are available, e.g. hats, sunscreen, and clothing. Youth may participate in daily programming and recreational activities. Safe Place for Youth is located at 454 SE Washington Street in Hillsboro. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48, and 57 plus MAX

• Cornelius Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library is located at 1355 N Barlow Street. TriMet route numbers: 57

• Hillsboro Brookwood Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Water will be available. The library is located at 2850 Brookwood Parkway. TriMet route numbers: 46 and 48

• Hillsboro Community Senior Center will be open on 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The senior center is located at 750 SE 8th Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48, and 57

• Hillsboro Shute Park Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Water will be available. The library is located at 775 SE 10th Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48 and 57

• Hillsboro Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC), lobby area will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Water will be available. The SHARC is located at 953 SE Maple Street. TriMet route numbers: 46, 47, 48 and 57

• North Plains Library will be open 8 a.m. — 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The library is located at 31334 NW Commercial Street.

• Portland Christadelphian Community Church will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2. Water and snacks are available on site. Family activities will include movies and board games. The church is located at 8970 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton.

• Sherwood Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library is located at 22560 SW Pine St.  TriMet route numbers: 93 and 94

• Sherwood Regional Family YMCA, will be open from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. The YMCA is located at 23000 SW Pacific Highway.

• Tigard Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. The library is located at 13500 SW Hall Blvd.

• Tualatin Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, extended hours on Friday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Family friendly activities and water will be provided on site. The library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue. TriMet route numbers: 76, 96 and 97 plus WES

• Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Athletic Center will be open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Athletic Center is located at 15707 SW Walker Road. TriMet route numbers: 59 and 67

• Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Cedar Hills Recreation Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Cedar Hills Recreation Center is located at 11640 SW Parkway. TriMet route numbers: 20 and 59

• Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center is located at 9985 SW 125th. TriMet route numbers: 62 and 92

• Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Garden Home Recreation Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Vending machines and water are available on site. The Garden Home Recreation Center is located at 7475 SW Oleson Road. TriMet route number: 45

• Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Elsie Stuhr Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Water is available on site. The Elsie Stuhr Center is located at 5550 SW Hall Blvd.

• Wilsonville Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 6p.m. and on Sunday. Water is available on site. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road

• Valley Hope Community Church will be open from 3:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, and 2 –7 p.m. on Thursday, August 3. Water and snacks are available. Pets are welcome. The Valley Hope Community Church is located at 2233 E. Main St., Hillsboro.

Battle Ground cooling center:

The Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 East Main Street in Battle Ground, will open extended hours as a cooling center to offer relief from the heat. The center will be open 8 am to 9 pm each day from Tuesday, August 1 through Friday, August 4 and from 3 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, August 5.

Vancouver:

* Marshall Community Center, 1009 McLoughlin Blvd., 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. More information: 360.487.7100
* Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave.; 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday; Sunday noon–6 p.m.
* Lobby of Firstenburg Tower at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Pl., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday. More information: 360.514.2000
* Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday; noon–5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. More information: 360.487.7111

Washougal:

* City of Washougal Municipal Complex
o City Hall, 1701 C St., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
o Washougal Library, 1661 C St., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesday–Friday.
o Washougal Community Center, 1681 C St., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 4–6 p.m. Friday; 1–6 p.m. Sunday.