Fun Services!

Fireworks – Every year, the City of Pendleton supports the Fourth of July fireworks display. If you would like to be involved with fireworks or would like to donate to help us continue to offer this service, please contact the City Manager at 541-966-0201.

Pools – What better way to relieve the heat of summer than a dip in the pool? The City provides pool amenities at the Pendleton Family Aquatic Center, the Blue Mountain Community College pool, and the downtown Til Taylor Wading Pool. Admission to the Aquatic Center is $6/adults & $4/children over 2 years with discounts available. The BMCC pool (partially maintained by the City) is open to the public for $1/adult with discounts available. The Aquatic Center is open summer months, while the indoor BMCC pool is open non-summer months. The Til Taylor Wading Pool (intended for children) is FREE and open during the summer. Direct pool questions to Jeff Hamilton at Pendleton Parks and Recreation at 541-276-8100, or call the BMCC McCrae Activity Center at 541-278-5896.

Public Wi-Fi Did you know that the City of Pendleton provides free Wi-Fi coverage all over downtown? For more information on this wonderful service, click here or visit the Library’s website! Please use this service responsibly.

Getting Around

Transportation Need a ride? We’re here to help! The City of Pendleton provides access to many free or low-cost transportation options including a van service, transport to the Aquatic Center, and senior transportation services. Please click here for more information.


Dog Licenses – The City requires that dog owners obtain a license for pets over 6 months in age. As a public health measure, the license may be used until the dog’s vaccinations expire at which point the owner must renew the license and present proof that the dog’s vaccines have been updated. Click here for more information and to download a license application/renewal. Return forms to the City of Pendleton Finance Department.

Business Licenses The City requires that businesses obtain a license to operate in Pendleton, including businesses operating out of a temporary location during special events. Proceeds from the license fees fund economic development activities. Please click here for more information and click here to download Business License Application Forms. Return forms to the City of Pendleton Finance Department.

City Partnerships

Domestic Violence ServicesFor immediate assistance, please call the 24 hour Crisis Line: 1-800-833-1161 or 541-278-0241 in Pendleton. Resources are available if you need help; you are not alone. Please visit the Pendleton Police Department’s website for more information.

Dog Pound The City helps to maintain 2 facilities for stray dogs and other animals. Dogs are initially taken to a small holding facility and are then transferred to either the Pendleton or Hermiston shelters. The City partners with the Pioneer Humane Society to sponsor the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS). PAWS welcomes volunteers and depends on your support to remain open! Please visit for more information about how to get involved, or call 541-276-0181.

Helping HandHelping Hand is a partnership between CAPECO (Community Action Program of East Central Oregon) and several local churches to provide self-sufficiency services to those in need. The City of Pendleton supports this effort by providing utility bill discounts to applicants approved by CAPECO. If you are in need of emergency services or would like to help support the Helping Hand program, please contact CAPECO at 541-276-3418.

Little League Ball Park – The City provides space for the Pendleton Little League ball fields near the Kiwanis Park on SE Byers. Visit for more information about scores and upcoming games and events!

Warming Station Sponsored the Home for Hope Coalition (a partnership of local service providers, churches, and businesses), the Pendleton Warming Station offers temporary shelter for the homeless on nights when the temperature dips below 32° for sustained periods. The City of Pendleton provides the building for the Station. Visit CAPECO’s website for more information, or call 541-276-2616 to find out if the Warming Station will be open.

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