Parks and Recreation

North Bank Umatilla Advisory Committee

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The Pendleton Parks & Recreation Commission is creating a North Bank Umatilla Advisory Committee to create a vision for the north side of the Umatilla River. This visioning effort will be funded by a grant the city has received with the help of Blue Mountain Land Trust.

Cemetery Closed For Maintenance

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Olney Cemetery grounds will be closed to the public from 7 am on Wednesday, October 10 until 7 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018, for maintenance work. We apologize for this inconvenience. The cemetery office will still be open for business during normal hours. You may reach us at 541-276-8100, or at the office at 865 Tutuilla Rd.

Beautiful Landscaping

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In addition to 21 City Parks, did you know that the City of Pendleton also maintains the landscaped areas around some ODOT overpasses and various traffic separators around town?  Areas like the islands on Court Street near the Dairy Queen, and the triangle between Emigrant and Frazier, are a couple of examples. 

Of course, the most famous has to be the Cattle Drive off the 209 exit - purported to be one of the most photographed places in Oregon.

July is Parks and Recreation Month

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July is Parks and Recreation Month!

We hope you have been enjoying the sunny July days and we encourage you to get out and take advantage of our local parks and recreation facilities all month long. Discover the perfect summer activity for everyone by seeing what our local facilities offer. 

Here are just a few things to be checking out!

Pendleton Parks and Recreation Community Survey

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Pendleton Parks and Recreation is currently conducting a community survey, administered by Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc. Some of you received this survey in the mail, by random sampling. However, we also want to provide an opportunity for everyone to weigh in, so if you didn’t receive it by mail, now is your chance.

We want to hear from you! This survey will only take a few minutes to complete and will provide us with valuable information from the citizens of Pendleton.

Pioneer Park Closed Saturday, May 5

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Pioneer Park will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 5 from 8 am to 12 pm for the First Annual Volunteer Park Cleanup Day!!

We will be cleaning up Pioneer Park Saturday, May 5,  2018, 8 am — lunch (free BBQ lunch provided to volunteers who sign up in advance)

Community Members are invited to help us show Pioneer Park some extra TLC by painting, weeding, small repairs, fence maintenance, and more. Wear paint/work clothes and shoes. All supplies and materials provided. 


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The Parks Department has received a report there are several snakes in the rocks by the levee about a 1/4 mile from the little league park. As a precaution, please be aware that they are there and keep yourself, your family, and your pets off of the rocks. Stay on the levee pathway/River Parkway.

Thank you so much to the citizen who reported this information to us. You all see things that we do not, and when you send the information to us, we can then spread the word to a larger audience.

Parks and Cemetery Office 541-276-8100

Arbor Day Free Tree Giveaway

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Pendleton Parks and Recreation is giving away free tree seedlings this Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 2 pm at Walmart (grocery entrance).

You can choose from four varieties: Ponderosa Pine, Water Birch, Quaking Aspen, and Red-Osier Dogwood.

The seedlings are about a year old and free of charge, so please come get one to plant in your yard or on the farm.

It is our way of celebrating Arbor Day with our annual Arbor Day Free Tree Giveaway!

Recreation Center Closed, Sunday April 1st.

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The Pendleton Recreation Center will be closed Sunday, April 1 in honor of Easter. NO OPEN GYMS will take place on this day.

Olney Cemetery closed Thursday, March 22nd

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Due to the large wind gusts in the area currently, and in the interest of public safety, Olney Cemetery is closed off to the public this afternoon, March 22, 2018. We anticipate reopening on Friday morning, March 23, 2018, at 7 am