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Aquatic Center
The Portland Aquatic Center is a year-round outdoor facility featuring two pools. The recreation pool includes a boat slide, a dual slide, bubblers, palm tree splashers and a zero depth entry. The heated competition pool measures 25 meters by 25 yards, ranges from 4-13 feet in depth and includes diving boards, lily pads and floating play structures. The facility also features four large shade structures and lawn furniture.

Patrons may bring in their own food and drink. Glass containers and alcohol are strictly prohibited.


Summer Hours

May 26 - August 12, 2018
Competition Pool & Recreation Pool
12:00 - 6:00 PM             Tuesdays-Sundays (Closed Mondays)
*open weather permitting
Lap Swim  Monday-Friday  7:00 AM-10:00 AM 
                  Monday-Thursday  6:30 PM-8:00  PM

Inclement Weather Policy
When inclement weather occurs, aquatic staff will remain at the pool and attempt to re-open the facility as soon as possible. If inclement weather continues, aquatic staff will close the facility. During the winter months when the temperature falls below freezing the pool will be closed. We are unable to issue refunds due to inclement weather.

Parent Expectations
Our lifeguards are highly trained and skilled. Their job is to assist in making our facility a safe and enjoyable place to bring the family. Parents are expected to watch their children and to assist in enforcing the policies for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons. All children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 18 years old and older.


Aquatics Special Events

Mother’s Day Swim
Mothers are important too! Please join us and swim for free, with your family, as a token of our appreciation for Mothers!
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 (Pool is closed on Sundays in May)
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free for Mothers with a paid child

Dive-In Movies
New this summer, we will have a variety of movies at the pool. There will be a teen movie night and a separate family movie night. Also we will host a night for just the grown ups, a chance to chill and relax. In an effort to provide a good time for all, splitting up the movie nights will allow all ages to enjoy an evening. Enjoy free popcorn and sno cones while swimming and watching a family friendly movie on family night and a PG movie on teen night on the big screen. The snack shack will also be open during this event. Passes do not apply.

Family Movie Night
Bring the whole family for a night at the pool. This is a chance for the younger children and parents to enjoy a movie.
When: Thursday, June 7
Thursday, July 12
Thursday, August 2
Age: Children 11 and under. Parents must accompany children under 8 years old.

Teen Dive in Movie Night, a night for teens to hang out and catch a movie at the pool.
When: Thursday, June 28
Thursday, July 26
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Cost: $3.00/person, passes do not apply
Age: 12- 17 year olds, parents welcome

Flick N Float
, Grown-Up Movie Night
A time just for adults, only 18 years of age and older! Come float and relax as we show JAWS on the big screen! Tubes will be provided to the first 50 swimmers. As always, food and drink are allowed to be brought in but please, no glass containers.
When: Thursday, June 14
Thursday, July 19
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 PM
Cost: $3.00/person, passes do not apply
Age: Adult Only

Theme Days
Come swim and mingle with some of your favorite super heroes and pirates. Themed activities and fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday, June 23 – Superhero Day
Saturday, July 28 – Pirate Day
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Regular Admission Fees Apply

World’s Largest Swim Lesson
As a registered host location the City of Portland will join the effort to break the Guinness World Record attempt for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson. We will team up with hundreds of locations across the world to provide a free swim lesson to the children in our community. This effort is part of our Play It Safe program to provide a safety lesson for in and around water. Participants must be registered prior to the event.
When: Thursday, June 21
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: Regular Admission Fees Apply

National Day Celebrations
Summer should be fun just like kooky “National Days”. The Portland Aquatic Center will be celebrating these kooky “National Days” each month of the summer! Watch for our kooky National Day celebrations and the first 100 swimmers during regular business hours will receive a surprise!
When: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
Cost: Regular Admission Fees Apply

Back to School Bash

Summer is coming to an end but we are still having fun at the Portland Aquatic Center! Bring the whole family and join us for the last event of the season with a DJ on deck, inflatables, food and fun!
When: Thursday, August 9
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: $3.00/person, passes do not apply
Ages: Fun for all

Membership Appreciation Day
We love our Portland Aquatic Center Members! Come join us as we wind down the season and show our appreciation with a special swim time just for members!
When: Saturday, August 4
Time: 10:00AM-12:00 PM
Cost: Regular Admission Fees Apply

Little Tykes Swim
A special time for Tots and their parents in our recreation pool! Come enjoy the Portland Aquatic Center with your little one. This special event is for children 6 years of age and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children must stay within arm’s reach of a parent.
When: Every Wednesday, June 6 – August, 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Cost: Regular admission prices.

Father’s Day Swim

Fathers swim free with a paid child during general swim hours. Happy Father’s Day!
When: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free for Dad with a paid child

Christmas in July
Join Good Ol’ Saint Nick and other guests in their summer gear as they enjoy their annual vacation to the Portland Aquatic Center. There will be Christmas themed fun, games and snacks. Parents, make sure you bring a camera for pictures with Santa and other special guest appearances.
When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: Regular admission prices.

Sheri Gagliano

Sheri Gagliano,
Aquatics Specialist

Portland Aquatic Center
2002 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX 78374

Ph: (361) 777-0792 or
(361) 777-3301

Seasonal Hours
May 30 - August 23, 2015

Facility Hours
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Closed Monday