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Welcome to Northern Wasco County Park & Recreation District

414 Washington Street Suite 1D
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
Our mission statement, “Building community through people, parks and programs”, reflects the core values that are shared by the dedicated staff and Board of Directors who plan, prioritize, and implement services and programs for our community.
Telephone: (541)296-9533    Fax: (541)296-1239
Ted Walker Memorial Pool

Location and Hours

The Dalles Riverfront Trail

Welcome to the Trail

Classes and Programs

Current Programs

Special Events

2015 Triathlon

Useful Information

Gorge Roller Hockey

Columbia Cinemas

Discovery Center

School District 21 Information

The Dalles Chronicle

Other Organizations


The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District is a special services district which was established in 1984.  (Tax Exempt ID#93-0895203). The District employs 7 full-time employees, 30 seasonal employees and recruits numerous volunteers annually. The District maintains 9 community parks and a Sports Field Complex totaling more than 150 acres . Included within these parks are multiple athletic fields, 18 hole disc golf course, outdoor roller hockey rink, tennis courts, shelters, restrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds and a 10 mile Riverfront Trail. It also operates a 50 meter community swimming pool. The District provides recreational opportunities for residents of Northern Wasco County and surrounding communities which include competitive athletic programs, cultural arts activities and special events, in addition to general recreation programs. Aquatics programs include swim instruction, water safety, swim team training, competitive events and recreational swimming.    

Tickets for our annual Mother Son Jammin' Fun and our Daddy Daughter Dance are now on sale!

Youth Basketball Game Schedule 2014-15


Reminder: Our restroom facilities as well as Riverfront Park are closed for the season.