Enjoy a splash pad

 It’s HOT! Good thing Portland Parks & Recreation’s splash pads around the city are open, like the ones in the photos! Splash away through the end of September, hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
“Not only do they make the hot days more tolerable,” writes the Oregonian, “but they pull people into the park. It’s like a modern – and more colorful – version of the time-honored tradition of running through the sprinkler. Urban renewal in the form of water.”
Splash pads at the following parks are currently open:
Columbia Park – North Lombard & Woolsey
Essex Park – SE 79th & Center
Earl Boyles Park – SE 112th & Boise
Elizabeth Caruthers Park – 3508 SW Moody
Farragut Park – North Kerby & Farragut
Grant Park – NE 33rd & US Grant Place
Kenton Park – 8417 North Brandon
McCoy Park- North Trenton & Newman
Northgate Park – North Geneva & Fessenden
Peninsula Park – 700 North Rosa Parks Way
Pier Park – North Lombard & Bruce
Raymond Park- SE 188th & Raymond
Stark Street Island – SE 106th & Stark
Woodlawn Park – NE 13th & Dekum