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Our pool. Our community. Our voices!

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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!

Community Work Session

Saturday, February 8, at 10 AM – 12 PM
Bridge Meadows
8502 N Wayland Ave, Portland, Oregon 97203

This is a community work session to check in on the work done by subcommittees and workgroups, share information, and debrief what we have learned from the City budget process and meetings to date.

This will also be the first meeting we’ve held since the passing of Commissioner Nick Fish. We will take a moment to acknowledge our City’s loss.

Thank you to our neighbors at Bridge Meadows for hosting this meeting.

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.

Lombard Multimodal Safety Project

An online open house is available to learn more about the project and share feedback.

Learn more!