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Ideas for escaping the record-breaking heat in Portland this week

Temperatures will hit the mid to upper 90s this week, and Portland has a few options for staying cool outside.

PORTLAND, Ore — The warm temperatures could break records on Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs expected to reach 95 degrees or higher in Portland. But the parks bureau is reminding people that they several fountains are already open, and splash pads are set to open, to help beat the heat this week.

Portland Parks & Recreation’s six interactive park fountains are open now in the following locations:

While the mini-heat-wave will peak on Tuesday, pushing toward 100 degrees, it will still be nearly as hot on Wednesday, which also happens to be the last day for Portland Public Schools. So just in time, splash pad features in Portland's neighborhood parks will be turned on.

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Splash pads will be running from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily from Wednesday until Labor Day:

Click here for more information on Portland fountains and splash pads 

Portland Parks & Recreation indoor pools, Columbia, East Portland, Matt Dishman. Mt. Scott and Southwest, are open. But the following outdoor pools will not open until June 18:

  • Creston Pool, 4454 SE Powell Blvd, (503) 823-3672
  • Grant Pool, 2300 NE 33rd Ave, (503) 823-3674
  • Montavilla Pool,8219 NE Glisan St, (503) 823-3675
  • Pier Pool, 9341 N St. Johns Ave, (503) 823-3678
  • Sellwood Pool, 7951 SE 7th Ave, (503) 823-3679
  • Wilson Pool, 1151 SW Vermont Ave, (503) 823-3680

Peninsula Pool, at 700 N Rosa Parks Way, is being renovated and will open on July 8.

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