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Sellwood Pool

Sellwood Pool is a seasonal outdoor pool in the leafy southeast Portland neighborhood of Sellwood.  

This beautiful, oval shaped pool is perfect for all ages, with a depth ranging from zero entry, to seven feet at the deep end.  There’s also a tube slide and fun spray fountains to cool off on a hot summer’s day. 

History: Sellwood Pool has been open since 1910, and is Portland’s oldest pool.  Prior to the opening of Sellwood Pool, locals would walk down to the nearby Willamette River to use a floating pool.

Nearby attractions: The Sellwood Pool is on the southeast corner of Sellwood Park. After enjoying a refreshing dip in the pool, you can explore the many amenities at picturesque Sellwood Park, including a forested trail, picnic tables, a playground, and sports courts.  The wooded playground is perfectly situated, just adjacent to the pool. 

Alternatively, you can walk or drive a few blocks east of Sellwood Pool to 13th Avenue in Sellwood, for a great selection of restaurants, cafes and shops.

Other information

  • Check hours & tickets for Sellwood Pool (seasonal).
  • Street parking only.
  • Snacks and drinks for purchase.
  • Swim lessons available.
  • Visitors can use the change rooms, lockers and bathrooms in the historic bathhouse (1929), just steps from Sellwood Pool.

Entrance to the Sellwood Pool at Sellwood Park.

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