Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department oversees the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery  divisions in the City.

Please visit the in-depth Pendleton Parks and Recreation Web Site for current activities, park reservations, and much, much more!

Parks Division

Photo: Castle in the ParkThe Parks Division maintains Pendleton's parks system, which includes 21 public park areas and 20 landscaped sites. This includes 11 reserve-able park shelters. Maintenance activities include turf mowing, operation of irrigation systems, restroom cleaning, park garbage pick-up, tree maintenance, leaf and snow removal, and related activities to keep the sites attractive and functional.

In addition, the Parks Division coordinates rental of the Vert Auditorium, Club Room and Little Theater.

Recreation Division

The Recreation Division staffs and programs the Aquatic Center, Til Taylor pool, two summer park programs, adult and youth athletic activities, a thriving gymnastics program and many other recreational activities.

The Recreation Division also coordinates birthday party rentals in the Helen McCune Gymnasium and Foundation Room rentals at the Recreation Center.

Cemetery Division

Olney Cemetery, a 49-acre cemetery, is operated and maintained by the City of Pendleton's cemetery division that includes Olney Abbey Mausoleum, the Memorial Garden, and Treehaven (pet cemetery). Activities include turf mowing, irrigation, grave openings, tree maintenance, and other activities to keep the cemetery functional and attractive.

Photo: Gazebo