Walk, Ride, Play

photo: bikeFor its size, Pendleton has a remarkable number of recreation opportunities, as well as excellent facilities that support an active lifestyle and provide social gathering places for the community.


  • Over 3 miles of trails within City parks; terrain varies by location. 
  • The non-motorized River Parkway offers another 3 miles along the Umatilla River
  • We also recommend the 50-acre Olney Cemetery, which has miles of loops that make for excellent walking with 150’ of elevation change from bottom to top.
  • We have an indoor walking program October through July in the gymnasium at the Rec Center.
  • Select our Trails page or Maps for more information.


  • The non-motorized River Parkway is as popular with bicyclists as it is with walkers. 
  • Pendleton also has a system of bike lanes and routes throughout town. On our maps page you can view the Parks & Rec brochure or just a map of existing bicycle facilities.
  • Just outside of town are miles of country roads, but these can sometimes have narrow shoulders so please ride with caution. Check out the local bike club, Pendleton On Wheels, for scheduled rides and events.
  • Link to Google Maps showing existing bike lanes.


Pendleton Family Aquatic Center

Three pools! We have a large zero-depth leisure pool, a 50 meter pool and the dive well, giant slides with open and closed tubes, family picnic areas, shelters with gas grills, concessions, after-hour rentals, free shuttle bus transportation to the facility.

Rudy Rada Skatepark

11,000 square feet, built in 2008 by world-renowned Dreamland Skateparks

Til Taylor Wading Pool

Free low depth pool for ages 8 and under during the summer

Pendleton Rotary Disc Golf Course

18+ holes, split between park and undeveloped hillside; located in Community Park

Roy Raley Ice Rink

Open Thanksgiving weekend through the beginning of February in Roy Raley Park

Parks, Playgrounds and more

21 parks, 14 playgrounds, 13 picnic shelters and 7 tennis courts; details on our Parks page or link to the pdf of park amenities to locate a specific element

Pioneer Park Playground

This 10,000 square foot community-built playground is built to look like a castle and is a Pendleton favorite.

Open Mic

Held the last Thursday of most months at Great Pacific Wine & Coffee, 403 S. Main St.

Pendleton Recreation Center

A multi-use facility; home to the Helen McCune Gymnasium, the Pendleton Foundation Room and our Gymnastics Studio,

Vert Auditorium, Club Room, and Vert Little Theater

The Vert Auditorium is an 850-seat performing arts venue; the Club Room and Vert Little Theater are located below the auditorium. The downstairs is perfect for receptions and/or small performances.

Outdoor Stage & Amphitheater (3)

Brownfield Park is a downtown plaza/amphitheater; Pioneer Park has a classic restored 1940's bandstand; Roy Raley Park has a grass amphitheater with a stage.

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Phone: 541.276.8100 | Contact: casey.brown@ci.pendleton.or.us

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