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Future North Portland Aquatic Center gets an additional $5 million in funding

When complete, the center is expected to serve approximately 22,000 households.

A woman helps a young boy learn to swim in a pool

Swimming is a vital skill many Portland kids don’t have due to a lack of access.

Photo via Portland Parks & Recreation

What will be one of the largest single investments Portland Parks & Recreation has made for the city in 30 years recently received a splash of cash.

Portland Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio allocated an additional $5 million in Parks System Development Charges (SDC) funding for the future North Portland Aquatic Center, bringing the total financial support to $16.7 million.

When completed, the full-service indoor facilities will provide health and well-being resources for approximately 22,000 households in North Portland and beyond.

Still in its infancy, the process will involve extensive community engagement, ensuring the venue will adequately meet the needs for increased swim lessons, greater recreational enjoyment, and more water fitness classes.

A very preliminary timeline puts completion at the end of 2029. To sign up for updates, you can add your email to the contact list.