The purpose of this study was to develop porous concrete with acceptable permeability and strength using recycled aggregate from waste crushed concrete. The optimum mix proportions were employed to prepare porous concretes using normal and recycled aggregates. Tests carried out on porous concrete were: void ratio, coefficient of permeability, compressive and flexural strengths. The effect of recycled aggregate on total void ratio, strength and permeability was examined. Styrene butadiene rubber-based redispersible polymer powder and latex were introduced to mixtures to improve strength properties. The total void ratio of porous concrete incorporating recycled aggregate was larger than that of porous concrete with normal aggregate. The addition of polymer modification resulted in a slight decrease in total void ratio regardless of type of aggregate. The compressive strength of porous concrete using recycled aggregate was lower the one using normal aggregate. However, the compressive strengths of porous concretes using normal and recycled aggregates were significantly improved by 57% and 79% respectively, due to polymer modification. The use of recycled aggregate along with optimum content of polymer could produce acceptable porous concrete with both enough drainage and strength properties.