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  • 2021 Summer Camps

    Summer Kids in the Park (SKIP)

    • June 21 - Sept. 3 in Main City Park, Red Sunset Park and Nadaka Nature Park.
    • Free activity kits and lunches available to kids 18 and under.
    • No registration required.
    • Details about Summer Kids in the Park

    Play Ball

    • June 24, 1:00-3:30 pm, at Pat Pfeifer Park.
    • Free baseball clinic with treats for youth, all ages. No experience needed.
    • T-shirts for youth who are preregistered.
    • Details and sign up for Play Ball

    Michael Holton Basketball Academy

    • June 22-24, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Red Sunset Park.
    • Basketball camp for ages 9-17 with participants separated by age and ability. Campers will rotate through stations to learn basketball skills in addition to health, fitness and life skills.
    • Lunch provided. 
    • Cost is $150. Fee will be waived for the first 60 youth to register using promo code HOOPS21.
    • Register at 
    • Questions? Email

    Chess for Success Day Camps

    • June 21-Aug. 20 (Monday to Thursday each week) from 8:30 am-1:30 pm at Red Sunset Park, Nadaka Nature Park and Main City Park.
    • Camps are designed for youth ages 5-12 to learn and grow through outdoor play, chess instruction and peer interaction. 
    • Lunch provided. 
    • Thanks to generous sponsors, we are using pay-what-you-can pricing:
      • $225/week full price
      • Use promo code queensgambit for $125/week
      • Use promo code checkmate for $50/week
    • Register at
    • Questions? Email

    MetroEast Summer Media Popups

    • Aug. 3-19 (every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) for two hours mid-day (exact times TBA).
    • Events will rotate between Red Sunset Park, Nadaka Nature Park and Main City Park.
    • Hands-on activities using the latest technology, including virtual reality, podcasting and iPad video. 
    • There is no cost to attend and no registration required. 
    • Questions? Email

    E-Sports in the Park

    • Coming soon: Day One Tech will host a series of e-sports video game competitions in Gresham's parks.
    • These events will be free thanks to  sponsors. Stay tuned for more details.
    • Questions? Contact
    Aquatic Centers

    Gresham aquatic centers

    Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center 
    26000 SE Stark St.

    Gresham High School Aquatic Center
    1200 North Main Ave.

    Nearby aquatic centers

    East Portland Community Center Indoor Pool
    740 SE 106th Ave.

    Mt. Scott Community Center Indoor Pool
    5530 SE 72nd Ave., Portland

    North Clackamas Aquatic Park
    7300 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie


    Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday and Saturday nights in Gresham.

    Friday/Saturday night basketball program

    Children's Fountain

    Kids can play in two fountains – one designed for toddlers, one for bigger kids – that are powered by jets of cool, clean, chlorinated water.

    401 NE Second St.

    Read more about the Children's Fountain, including hours and rules.


    Youth Sunday Futsal program

    Boys and girls in grades 6-12 can drop in for free indoor Sunday Futsal game play from 5:00-7:00 pm year-round at the Friends of the Children gym. Supervision provided.

    Youth futsal program

    Gresham futsal courts

    Open for public use.

    Futsal at Vance Park

    1400 SE 182ndAve. Play on the two courts is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Futsal at Davis Park

    322 NE 194th Ave. Play on the court is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Futsal at Aspen Highlands Park

    147 NE 24th St. Play on the court is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Main City Skatepark

    The City maintains a 5,710-square-foot skate plaza at Main City Park in historic downtown, 219 S. Main Ave. 

    Skatepark hours

    • 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Oct. 1 to March 31
    • 5:00 am - 10:00 pm April 1 to Sept. 30
    • Slow skate: 9:00 - 11:00 am on weekends and holidays (for skaters under 10 years)
    Sports Fields

    Reserve a sports field

    Sports fields available for rental:

    • Gradin Community Sports Park
    • Hall Park
    • Hollybrook Park
    • John Deer Fields
    • Kirk Park 
    • Main City Park
    • North Gresham Park
    • Pat Pfeifer Park
    • Red Sunset Park
    • Rockwood Central Park
    • Vance Park 

    Park permit insurance

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