Save Columbia Pool

Our pool. Our community. Our voices!

The city of Portland has proposed closing a vital community resource and historic neighborhood treasure in the summer of 2020. Without any input from the community, they aim to unceremoniously shutter a year-round resource for wellness and community congregation. Let’s make some noise to save Columbia Pool!

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Friends of Columbia Park Presents Park & Poolooza!

WHAT: Park & Poolooza! A community celebration of our Park & Pool Music, activities, games, food vending, business/community info sharing, socializing!
WHERE: In Columbia Park and Columbia Cottage (near corner of Russet & Lombard) + the pool is open too!
WHEN: Saturday, September 28th, noon to 6 p.m.

WHY: Friends of Columbia Park along with partners and sponsors would like to celebrate Columbia Park, the Jewel of the North and all of the park’s amenities – in particular Columbia Pool. Also, consider signing-up to VOLUNTEER at the event.

Your voice makes a big difference! Take action today—here’s how:
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Call your representatives

It takes just a few minutes to call and tell the city you oppose this unfair proposal. Please call the below officials. Not sure what to say? This sample call script can help.

Email your representatives

Let the mayor and commissioners know what the pool means to you—and why you demand that the city keep it open. Unsure what to write? This sample email template can get you started.

Submit a comment on the budget

Use the city’s online form to voice your dissent on this proposed budget cut.

Show up

As we find opportunities to make our voices heard in person, we’ll update this webpage and post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—follow us for updates!

Spread the word

This proposed closure would be a massive blow to North Portland, as well as negatively impact Portlanders across the city. Spread awareness and ask your neighbors and friends to speak out!


Consider joining Friends of Columbia Park and becoming a Friend to show your support for our park and pool. You can also choose to contribute as a member. Your membership contribution will help support working with a coalition to Save Columbia Pool.

Park & Poolooza

Come out on September 28th to celebrate Columbia Park and Columbia Pool!

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