You may have noticed that our usually drizzly, dark skies have recently turned a bright shade of blue with a strange bright orb suddenly presiding over much of the days. This, my friends, is what they call summer.
And now that the sunny season is officially upon us, Portland’s public outdoor pools are opening for business. Starting Wednesday, the city’s seven outdoor swimming facilities welcome the masses.
Here’s when each of Portland’s outdoor pools — and one indoor facility — have free open swim hours.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Creston Pool, 4454 SE Powell Blvd.
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Montavilla Pool, 8219 Glisan St.
1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Grant Pool, 2300 N.E. 33rd Ave.
2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Columbia Pool, 7701 N. Chautauqua Blvd.
7:20 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.: Sellwood Pool, 7951 S.E. Seventh Ave.
1 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.: Peninsula Pool, 700 Rosa Parks Way
1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Pier Park Pool, 9314 N. St. Johns Ave.
Here’s a map to them all: