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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 27 - August 20, 2017:

6:30 AM – 10:00 AM     Monday – Friday      Competition Pool Only

12:00 – 6:00 PM           Tuesday-Sunday      Competition & Rec Pool Only

*open weather permitting

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.

Special Events

Dive-In Movies
Enjoy free popcorn and sno cones while swimming and watching a family friendly movie on the big screen. The snack shack will also be open during this event. Passes do not apply.

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017, Movie: Sing
Thursday, July 6, 2017, Movie: Moana
Thursday, August 3, 2017, Movie: Trolls
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Cost: $3.00/person, passes do not 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 7 – August, 9, 2017
Saturdays: June 24 & July 22, 2017
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 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free for Dad with a paid child

Belly Flop & Cannon Ball Contest

Come join the fun at the Portland Aquatic Center in our Belly Flop Contest for the adults and a Cannon Ball Contest for the littles! Both contests will be using the low diving board to create a SPLASH with grace, style, and enthusiasm! Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in the Belly Flop Contest. Cannon Ball prizes will be awarded to the first three places in each age category. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the Belly Flop Contest.
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: Regular admission prices.

Christmas in July
Join Good Ole’ 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 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: Regular admission prices.

Liquid Luau

Aloha! Say goodbye to another great summer season with a fun-filled evening of music, games and giveaways. Have fun on the giant inflatable slide while listening to the DJ spin the tunes! Join in the fun, wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and enjoy the evening with the family! Passes do not apply.

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Cost: Regular admission prices, passes do not apply

Swim Across Texas
Swim laps and track your miles as you swim across Texas! Which beautiful Texas destinations will you swim to this summer?

When: May 27 – August 20, 2017
Time: Regular Lap Swim Hours
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