St. Johns Swapnplay

Some of the parent managers of St. Johns Swapnplay
Parents at St. Johns Swapnplay


We are currently open to members for outdoor play and swapping in our Trading Post by appointment. Our indoor play space remains closed until further notice. Interested in joining our community either in-person or virtually? Schedule a (virtual) tour, at your convenience, to learn more here: 

A non-profit play space for families to play, connect, and share resources!


Member hours only at this time:
Monday-Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed


7535 N. Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Business Phone:




Our Mission

  1. Ease the burden on low- and moderate-income North Portland families by providing access to shared resources;
  2. Promote environmental and economic sustainability of the Portland metropolitan area through community sharing;
  3. Provide educational resources to children, parents, and families;
  4. Partner with other organizations to create and implement large-scale community projects providing educational and material resources for North Portland communities.
  • Entrance to St. Johns Swapnplay
  • Parent and child at St. Johns Swapnplay
  • Toddler playing