Consider swimming in a public pool in Portland

If you enjoy swimming for relaxation as well as exercise, you may want to consider taking your aquatic habit to a public pool in the City of Roses after purchasing one of the houses for sale in Portland. Swimming works a large portion of the muscles in your body, while limiting damage from impact that can occur from running.

The Matt Dishman Community Center and Pool, located at 77 Northeast Knott Street, is to the left of the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. This modern building includes a wide variety of additional amenities besides the pool. Swimming classes are offered for children, which can become a distraction for older members looking to exercise in designated lanes. Consider contacting the reception desk to determine off-peak hours when the pool is closed to children.

The Mt. Scott Community Center and Pool, located at 5530 Southeast 72nd Avenue, has a slip and slide in the children’s shallow end. For those who are older, an Olympic sized pool with designated swim lanes is available.

Both of these public pools are maintained and operated by the City of Portland.