Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, your summer fun doesn’t have to be expensive.

Credit: Portland Parks & Recreation

Read on to learn about all the free offerings, including free lunch and cultural performances.

Free Lunch + Play

This drop-in program will be held from 11 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday with on-site staff. Free lunch will be served at mealtimes listed below, plus games and activities will be offered.

North Portland

LocationsProgram DatesMealtime
Columbia Park
N Woolsey Avenue and Winchell Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3 pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Irving Park
875 NE Fremont Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3 pm
12:00 pm –
1:00 pm
Kenton Park
N Delaware Avenue and Kilpatrick Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3 pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
McCoy Park
N Newman Avenue and Newark Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3 pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Peninsula Park
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3 pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
St. Johns Park
8427 N Central Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3 pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm

Northeast Portland

LocationDay and TimeMealtime
Alberta Park
NE 19th Avenue and Jarrett Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19
12:00 pm –
1:00 pm
Cully Park
5810 NE 72nd Avenue
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19
12:00 pm –
1:00 pm
K’hunamokwst Park
5200 NE Alberta Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Montavilla Park
NE 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19
12:00 pm –
1:00 pm
Wilkes Park
NE 154th Avenue and NE Beech Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26
12:00 pm –
1:00 pm

East Portland

LocationDay and TimeMealtime
Gateway Discovery Park
10520 NE Halsey Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
11:00 am –
12:00 pm
Lents Park
SE 92nd Avenue and Steele Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:00 pm –
1:30 pm
Lincoln Park
SE 135th and Mill Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:30 pm –
1:00 pm
Luuwit View Park
NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Raymond Park
SE 118th Avenue and Liebe Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:00 pm –
12:30 pm
Ventura Park
460 SE 113th Avenue
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:00 pm –
12:30 pm
Verdell B. Rutherford Park
1599 SE 167th Avenue
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm

Southeast Portland

LocationDay and TimeMealtime
Essex Park
SE 76th Avenue and Center Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Harrison Park
SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street
Monday – Friday
June 27-August 26, 11 am-3pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Mt. Scott Park
SE 72nd Avenue and Ramona Street
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3pm
12:00 pm –
1:30 pm

Southwest Portland

Location Day and TimeMealtime
Stephens Creek Crossing
6715 SW 26th Avenue
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3pm
12:30 pm –
1:30 pm
Holly Farm Park
10819 SW Capital Highway
Monday – Friday
June 21-August 19, 11 am-3pm
12:00 pm –
1:00 pm

Mobile Sites

Location Day and TimeMealtime
East Holladay Park
12999 NE Holladay Street
Monday, Wednesday
June 27-August 26, 10 am-1pm
11:30 pm –
12:30 pm
Harney Park
SE 67th Avenue and Harney Street
T/Th: 10 am-1 pm, Wed: 2 pm-5 pm
June 27-August 26
T/Th: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Wed: 2:30 pm
Mill Park
SE 117th Avenue and Mill Court
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
June 27-August 26, 10 am-1pm
11:30 pm –
12:30 pm
Bloomington Park
SE Steele St. and SE 100th Avenue
Monday, Wednesday
June 27-August 26, 10 am-1pm
11:30 pm –
12:30 pm
Arbor Glen Apartments
2609 SE 145th Avenue
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
June 27-August 26, 2 pm-5 pm
2:30 pm –
3:30 pm
Bellrose Station Apartments
7901 SE 92nd Avenue
T/Th: 2 pm-5 pm, Friday: 10 am-1 pm
June 27-August 26
T/Th: 2:20 pm-3:30 pm
Fri: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Eastgate Station Apartments
100 NE 120th Avenue
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
June 27-August 26, 2 pm-5pm
2:30 pm –
3:30 pm

Free Movies in the Park

All summer long, PP&R will be hosting outdoor movies in parks across the city. We’ve added them to our popular Kids Calendar, or you can view the full list here. Families will be excited to see Soul, Raya and The Last Dragon, Moana, The Goonies, Hook, Luca, Sing 2, Encanto, and more!

Free Concerts and Cultural Events

Families won’t want to miss PP&R’s Summer Free for All Kickoff Event (Aaron Nigel Smith will be there!). Also mark your calendars for the East Summer Arts Festival and Washington Park Summer Festival.

Check out the full list of open-air concerts and performances here, or visit our Kids Calendar to see what’s happening each week. Family favorites include Smith and Yarn at Peninsula Park on July 30, and The Kidz Outside Hip Hop Festival on August 26.

Free Open Play Swim

Credit: Portland Parks & Recreation

Free swim lesson week is June 27-July 1. You may register in-person only, beginning Saturday June 25, at 8 am at the outdoor pool of your choice.

Free Open Swim sessions will be held at PP&R pools. Just check the pool schedules on their website for when free sessions will happen at Creston, Grant, Montavilla, Peninsula, Pier, Sellwood and Wilson pools.

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