The Woodstock Community Center is in an historic firehouse that was built in 1928. In 1958, Portland Parks and Recreation assumed ownership of the firehouse and converted it into a community center. The center is located at 5905 SE 43rd Avenue, just west of the Bi-Mart parking lot. Click here to see location on Google maps.
The Woodstock Community Center is currently operated and maintained through a partnership between the Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Friends of the Woodstock Community Center and Portland Parks and Recreation.
In 2015, Woodstock Neighborhood Association added an information kiosk in front of the Woodstock Community Center, developed in partnership with the Woodstock Community Business Association and made possible through grant funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program.
Portland Parks and Recreation offers a variety of recreation activities and enrichment classes at the Woodstock Community Center, including Tae Kwon Do, Zumba (dance exercise), watercolor painting, and guitar lessons, plus an educational preschool. In addition, the Woodstock Neighborhood Association uses the center for monthly meetings and special events including neighborhood potlucks, the Spring plant sale, and a friendly-friendly Halloween party.
The Woodstock Community Center may be rented for meetings, birthday parties, and other gatherings. Call for availability and pricing at 503-823-3633, or email Eric.Frey@portlandoregon.gov.
Due to budget constraints, the Woodstock Community Center does not have full-time staffing. Open hours vary monthly, and are posted on the door of the center. While preschool is in session, the center is open most weekday mornings and Monday nights 6-9pm.