Proposed Budget Cuts Could Close Columbia Pool in 2020

With a budget deficit of 6.3 million, Portland Parks and Recreation is looking at laying off staff, closing facilities and cutting back programming to close the gap. In particular to North Portland, one of those proposed cuts, according to a presentation given to the bureau’s budget advisory committee last week, is to close Columbia Pool (7701 N Chautauqua Blvd) in July of 2020 and seek “alternatives for higher priority uses.”

For those wanting to chime in on the proposal, neighbors can attend a city budget event, submit comments online and/or email

Along with working with other neighborhoods, the KNA will be discussing the matter at tomorrow’s KNA Board Meeting.

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