Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department oversees the Parks, Recreation, Cemetery and Facilities divisions in the City.
Please visit the in-depth Pendleton Parks and Recreation Web Site for current activities, park reservations, and much, much more!
The 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.
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.
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.
This department is responsible for daily custodial activities, operation of heating and cooling activities, and general building maintenance and repairs for the City of Pendleton. In addition, they provide construction and repair services throughout the parks system.