This is such a clean, fun, community oriented place! Not only is Mt. Scott a water park for all ages, with two separate indoor pools and one outdoor pool/fountain, but they also offer a wide variety of other recreational activities that include but aren’t limited to a fitness room, basketball court, art room and skating rink. Mt. Scott also offers a ton of classes including all sorts of swim classes for babies, beginners, advanced, handicapped and therapy classes. They offer martial arts classes, craft classes, acting, music and more. They have great people, professional staff and affordable and accessible fun for all ages.
Mt Scott’s outdoor fountain is free to everyone and throughout the summer is full of laughing, splashing children. The fountain is located in the center of the playground and from June to mid August the park hosts the Free Lunch Program http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer/about/index.html and also offers low cost crafts and games for children of all ages.
The two indoor pools are huge! On one side is the kiddie pool with all kinds of whistles and bells, fountains and spouts and even a fun current channel. The other side is the deep end for the older kids and adults. They have a place for lap swimming, diving boards, water basketball and even a rope swing. They also have a huge whirlpool spa and a tall water slide for the older kids too. Admission is very affordable and their hours are always practical. http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewFile&PolPdfsID=276&/Mt%20Scott%20Pool%20-%20Summer%202006.pdf
Mt Scott is an asset to the community because it offers healthy choices and alternatives to many kids who would otherwise spend the summer being bored and getting into trouble. It offered many summers of splashing water fun for my family and when I return I look forward to making many for summer memories there!