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.

portland open gym guide

Looking for indoor skating options? Check out Where to Roller Skate and Ice Skate in Portland. Interested in rock climbing instead? Read all about Portland-Area Rock Climbing Gyms.

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. 


Click here to skip to Portland Parks & Recreation gyms at the end of this post.

As always, double-check details on the recreation center websites, as they are subject to change.


Image courtesy LEKA Playland

LEKA Playland
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. They host lots of special events (they sell out quickly so reserve early), and have both indoor and outdoor play areas, with ice cream on hot days. Enjoy the coffee station and fast free wi-fi.
Where: 7405 SW Tigard Tech Center Dr., Suite 120, Tigard, OR
Ages: 0-5

PILEA is a welcoming place for children of all abilities, backgrounds and identities. Each area of PILEA Play is thoughtfully curated by educators to target all areas of development, to help children find stories, connect with one another, and build their sense of identity and community. They not only have a fun and educational place space, but they also host playgroups, special events (including kindie concerts!) and private rentals. You can pay a drop-in rate or buy a monthly membership.
Where: 7832 SW Capitol Highway, Suite B; Portland, OR 97219
Ages: Designed for 0-6, but they welcome older children who can be mindful of the younger ones.

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


Ocean Plays
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)

Liggle Land
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
Ages: Toddlers

Tigard Indoor Play Park at Tigard United Methodist Church
Reopening October 4, 2022, after over two years of a pandemic hiatus, this beloved indoor play park is back!
Where: Tigard United Methodist Church, see website for schedule.
Ages: Infants to age 5

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. Reopen as of October 2022! See schedule here.
Where: 11640 SW Park Way, Portland, OR 97225
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years in the indoor play sessions.

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. Check with the center to see which days it is open.
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

Play Boutique
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
Ages: 1-10

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 Gymnastics
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
Ages: 0-14

Omega Gymnastics
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+

The Movement Park
The Movement Park, a parkour gym in Hillsboro, offers classes, after school care, day camps, parties and more.
Where: 2240 Northeast Griffin Oaks Street Suite B-1000, Hillsboro, OR, 97124
Ages: 2+

Playstreet Museum
Join for 1.5 hour play sessions for ages 1-8 (space best suited for toddlers). No food on site, but you’re welcome to bring your coffee. Free wifi, and adorable play space.
Where: Tanasbourne Town Center at NW Evergreen Pkwy & NW Ring Road, Hillsboro, OR 97006
Ages: 1-10 (but designed for toddlers and preschoolers)

Defy Extreme Air Sports
Trampoline park coming soon to Beaverton!


Image courtesy Nest Playground

Nest Playground
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

The Children’s Gym
Children crawling and up are invited to come and play during open gyms.
Where: 1625 NE Sandy, Portland, OR
Ages: Crawling to 13

Lumberyard Bike Park (Closing Permanently in September 2022)
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
Ages: 0-6

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


Image courtesy Wippersnappers

The play center has slides, structures, climbing walls and more. A cafe allows parents to grab a cup of coffee while the kids play.
Where: 16542 SE 362nd Drive, Sandy
Ages: All ages

The Monkey King Play House
A fun play structure for children with a full cafe, party rooms, events and lessons.
Where: 17112 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97236
Ages: All ages

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
Ages: Birth-5 

Two Sisters Play Cafe
A coffee shop with food menu, plus play zone, art supplies, board games and toys.
Where: 11923 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie
Ages: Crawlers through elementary school

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

Sellwood Community House
Check their website for times their indoor play park is open! Typically weekday mornings.
Where: 1436 SE Spokane Street, Portland, OR 97202.

Play Forest Kids – Coming soon!
Grand opening February 12, 2022.
Where: 6032 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR


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Playdate PDX
A 7,500 sq ft indoor play space in NW Portland. Cafe onsite and free wi-fi.
Where: 1434 NW 17th, Portland, OR 97209
Ages: 0-12

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
Ages: 0-12

Road Trip

Image courtesy Wings & Waves Waterpark

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

Portland Parks & Recreation Indoor Gyms and Pools

Charles Jordan Community Center
Located at 9009 N. Foss Ave., Portland, OR 97203
Click here for more information. Indoor Park and Family Basketball.

East Portland Community Center & Pool
Located at 740 SE 106 Ave. Portland, OR 97216
Click here for more information.

Matt Dishman Community Center and Pool
Located at 77 NE Knott., Portland, OR 97212
Click here for more information.

Montavilla Community Center
Located at 8219 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220.
Click here for more information.
Baby Gym and Indoor Park

Mt. Scott Community Center and Pool
Located at 5530 SE 72nd, Portland, OR 97206
Click here for additional information.

Peninsula Park Community Center and Pool
Located at 700 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217
Click here for more information.
Baby and Toddler Gym, Indoor Park and Youth Basketball

Southwest Community Center and Pool
Located at 6820 SW 45th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
Click here for more information.

St Johns Community Center
Located at 8427 N Central St., Portland, OR 97203
Click here for more information.
Baby Gym and Indoor Park

Hillside Community Center
Located at 635 NW Culpepper Terrace, Portland, OR 97210
Click here for more information.

Is your favorite indoor gym or pool missing from this list? Let us know! Email [email protected].

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