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“Nice pools & slides, but way too crowded & noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Clackamas Aquatic Park

North Clackamas Aquatic Park
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Milwaukie
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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice pools & slides, but way too crowded & noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a very nice pool facility, with 3 fast water slides, wave pool, diving well, lap pool & large hot tub (the latter for adults only). For the first 30 minutes after it opens each day it's not too crowded and is wonderful. By an hour after opening time, it's standing-room-only in the wave pool and the line for the water slides can by 10 min long. The noise level at this indoor facility can be truly astounding -- if I plan to sit & read while the kids swim, I bring & use earplugs.

The water temp in the lap pool is nice & cool for swimming laps, in the other pools it's warm for wading. I haven't tried the hot tub.

There's a decent sand volleyball court outside by the patio.

This is one of the best pool facilities you'll find in Portland metro. If you are from Denver/Boulder metro or another area where every other town has a community rec center, then you might not be impressed by anything but the crowds here. But in the Portland area, where funding is short for public recreation facilities, this is a must-go destination.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“reasonable fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Wife and I dropped the kids here while we went wine tasting in the hood river area. Kids had a great time. Food was reasonable if not cheap. Cost was inexpensive sicne it is a county run facility. Only complaint was one of the slides were closed to allow people to use the diving board.

Visited June 2012
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Sherwood, Oregon
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85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place for the family.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Nice swimming facility for the community. All kinds of rides (tubes, aquaducts, different swimming pool sizes and shapes. Good for old and young. Nice family place.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
“NotMy Cup Of Tea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

It is too noisy, too hot, too busy, and not accessible by bus. I could not even hear the instructions for water exercise. Will not be going back.

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Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Water! Water! Water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Fabulous aquatic park for every member of your family. Outstanding facility, you won't want to miss.

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