Ah, Portland. There might be some sun every now and again, but we can certainly count on the rain. If your kids are itching to be active on a rainy day, head indoors to one of the many indoor play spaces or pools around town.
Update for 2021-22: If you head out, follow the CDC’s social distancing best practices. Double check information with the organizers since there may be changes at any time.
As always, double-check details on the recreation center websites, as they are subject to change.
With natural toys in the style of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies, LEKA Playland is a beautiful space to relax while your children play. Enjoy the coffee station and fast free wi-fi.
Where: 7405 SW Tigard Tech Center Dr., Suite 120, Tigard, OR
Outdoors In Park @ The Plaza
Outdoors In is a fun place to hang out that’s active and out of the weather. This new kind of park experience — indoors — features fun for all ages with 3,800 square feet, a full-size playground, a 16′ bouldering wall and Neos (an interactive, whole-body gaming system for kids and adults). Bring the outside in for a fantastic fun time!
Where: 124 E Main Street., Hillsboro, OR 97123
Ages: All ages
Play structure with slide, ball pit, and foam-ball air cannon with small snack bar, party room, seating and tables for adults, and free WiFi.
Where: 1001 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy. A24, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Ages:1-12 (probably best for kids 3.5-7 years old)
Four levels of structure play, with a separate area for toddlers. Cafe and virtual reality arcade on site.
Where: 10795 Southwest Cascade Avenue, Tigard, Oregon 97223
Ages: 12 and under
Kowabunga Indoor Playspace
Indoor play space created for toddlers in Beaverton.
Where: 8132 Sw Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97221
Cedar Hills Recreation Center
A wide array of toys and equipment for children newborn through 6 years and provide a safe spacious place for children to interact and work on social and motor skills. They plan to reopen the play space after January 11, 2022. Check the website to confirm.
Where: 11640 SW Park Way, Portland, OR 97225
Ages: All ages welcome at Cedar Hills
Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center
Indoor Play Park. Play with slides, bikes, balls, and play structures in an indoor setting. The pool will reopen January 2022.
Where: 9985 SW 125th, Beaverton, OR 97008
Ages: 6 months-6 years for the indoor play park
Indoor pool. Check the website for Open Swim, Family Swim, and schedules weekly.
Indoor Playground, Mittleman Jewish Community Center Sportsplex
Play in a climate-controlled sportsplex! Indoor playground offers babies, toddlers and preschoolers a wonderful indoor play opportunity and a chance for adults to meet and mingle. Free for parents/caregivers and their children up to 5 years old.
Where: 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
Ages: 6 months-5 years
Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC)
Aquatics including three pools, a spa pool, dry sauna, and water exercise classes as well as a full complement of group fitness classes and recreation amenities on land.
Where: 953 SE Maple St., Hillsboro, OR 97123
Ages: All ages
An innovative, family “edutainment” destination for both parents and their children birth to 10 years, combining education & entertainment experiences equally focused on children and their parents. The modern amenities are presented in a sophisticated fashion with a children’s play space at the center of it all.
Where: 464 First St., Lake Oswego
Westside Dance and Gymnastics Academy
The indoor play park features lots of gymnastics equipment, plus a ball pit, bounce house and even a zip line.
Where: 11632 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard 97223
Ages: 6 and under for the indoor play park. Gym hosts activities for all ages.
Spectra offers tiny tots playgroups, kinder prep, fostering friendships & tweens and more at their Beaverton gym. They welcome neuro diverse children.
Where: 8344 Southwest Nimbus Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97008
Oregon Gymnastics Academy
Register for open play, spaces limited. Children 6 and under must be accompanied on the floor by a parent or guardian. Parents of children over 6 may watch from the viewing area upstairs.
Where: 16305 NW Bethany Ct. Suite 109, Beaverton, Oregon 97006
Ages: Up to 17
My Gym Sherwood
My Gym Sherwood offers programs, camps and parties. You may purchase a membership or buy a class card.
Where: 16080 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140
Omega offers drop-in gym, classes, camps and parties. Register online for their open gym, one guardian admitted with child admission.
Where: 9700 SW Harvest Ct., Ste 180, Beaverton, OR 97005
Ages: Open play is open to ages 18 months-6 years, Open gym is ages 6+
Nest Playground offers a large play structure, rock climbing wall, soft play structures, a space for toddlers/wobblers, café and lounge with free wifi, plus classes onsite in their dance studio and classroom. They also offer classes for adults.
Where: 6517 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR
Ages: All ages
Lumberyard Bike Park
The Lumberyard features professionally designed riding space for all ages, interests and skill levels. The park layout includes space for beginners and progressively ramps-up to more advanced areas for bike junkies seeking big air.
Where: 2700 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
Ages: All ages
NE Swap and Play
Non-profit indoor play space for families. Instead of monthly memberships, they offer pay-per-visit playtimes for groups of up to 10 people. Entry fee includes a chance to “shop” in their free swap shop, where families can take or leave gently used children’s items like clothes, toys, books and gear.
Where: 5830 NE Alameda St., Portland, OR 97213
Dizzy Castle – Vancouver
Children’s indoor playground featuring a massive castle and pirate ship play structure, and three themed party rooms.
Where: 11606 NE 66th St., Vancouver, WA 98662
Ages: All ages
The Wiggle Room
The indoor play space is a 2,000 square foot space and includes a dedicated safe, padded floor for your little ones to enjoy, and a 16′ x 20′ play structure. For kids 0-7. *As of this writing they are open to private play only, as a pandemic precaution. Classes will start again soon.*
Where: 1925 NE 42nd Ave, Suite C, Portland OR
Sky Zone Trampoline Park – Vancouver
Trampolines are divided by age, so your little can jump without being overwhelmed by a teen.
Where: 5000 E 4th Plain Blvd c100, Vancouver, WA 98661
Ages: If you can walk, you can jump.
NE Indoor Park at Central Lutheran Church – Temporarily closed during the pandemic
For more than 30 years, their basement has been used as a welcoming park for children under 6 to come and play during the weekdays.
Where: 1820 NE 21st Ave.
Ages: Primarily under 6
Southeast Indoor Park
Provides opportunities for children to socialize in a group setting, make friends, play in a large, open, dry space and experiment with new and different toys. Reopening January 3, 2022, after a two year pandemic hiatus.
Where: 3915 SE Steele Street, Portland, OR 97202
North Clackamas Aquatic Park
North Clackamas Aquatic Park houses several swimming pools, water slides and a rock climbing wall. Check out parent/preschool swim and all ages big surf.
Where: 7300 SE Harmony Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Kids Club Fun and Fitness – Vancouver
The Jungle Indoor Playland has 6 slides, giant ball room, suspension bridge, roller tube, ball swings, roller squeezes and more.
Where: 13914 NW 3rd Ct., Vancouver, WA 98685
Wings & Waves Waterpark
Wings & Waves Waterpark is an indoor, all-season waterpark that includes ten waterslides, ranging from slides for the little ones to slides for daredevils, and a fun wave pool. Slide out of a real Boeing 747 aircraft sitting on the roof, and enjoy an awesome day of fun!
Where: 460 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128
Ages: All ages
Is your favorite indoor gym or pool missing from this list? Let us know! Email [email protected].
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