Parks and Recreation

The City of Hood River maintains numerous parks within the City limits, providing a number of venues for recreation, family gatherings and larger group gatherings and events.   

Park Usage Requirements – Permits and Fees 
Reservations for groups and special events require a Park Usage Agreement.  The fee is $75.00 per reservation for all Parks except Waterfront and Stratton Rose Garden.  If the event involves the public, a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1 million naming the City of Hood River as an additional named insured is required as well as a Special Event Application.  The Special Event Application fee is $60.00. The following parks require Park Usage Agreements:  Children’s, Collins Baseball Field, Jackson, Stratton Rose Garden, Rotary, Tsuruta Park, Tsuruta Tennis Courts, Waterfront and Wilson.  For reservations call 541-386-2383 or email marlo@ci.hood-river.or.us For information on the Special Event Application, contact the City Recorder at 541-386-1488. 

Park Locations and Available Facilities 
The following list provides an overview of the larger parks within the City along with a brief description of the available facilities at the park. 

Children’s Park (9th Street & Eugene Street)

  • Restroom facilities
  • Wood structure playground
  • Covered basketball court
  • Lawn area

Collins Baseball Field  (May Street west of 13th Street)

  • Baseball / softball field and dugouts
  • Refreshment stand
  • Outfield available for soccer practice
  • Restrooms available in the adjacent Jackson Park        

Friendship Park (18th Street & Taylor Street)

  • Open lawn space
  • Helipad  

Jackson Park (May Street & 13th Street)

  • Largest of the City parks
  • Picnic tables
  • Restroom facilities
  • Playground structures
  • Stage for music and movie events. Resveration fee: $50.00
  • Electrical outlets for barbeques
  • Poles for banner hanging – $30.00 banner hanging fee – For reservations call 541-386-2383 or email marlo@ci.hood-river.or.us

Mann Park (Eugene Street at 22nd Street)

  • Open lawn area   

Montello Court (30th Street & Montello Street)

  • Neighborhood park 

Overlook Memorial Park (2nd Street & State Street)

  • Hood River Veterans Memorial
  • Memorial brick seat wall
  • A Memorial brick: $50.00
  • Flags

 Rotary (Skateboard) Park (20th Street & Wasco Avenue)

  • Skateboard structures
  • BMX bicycle course
  • Restroom facilities 

Stratton Rose Garden (2nd Street south of State Street)

  • May be accessed from Sherman Street or from Memorial Overlook Park at 2nd and State
  • Roses, fountain and benches
  • May be reserved for weddings
  • Reservation fee: $100.00  

Tsuruta Park (13th Street & State Street)

  • Park dedicated to our Sister City, Tsuruta, Japan
  • Picnic table
  • Open stream
  • Sister City monument donated by citizens of Tsuruta, Japan 

Tsuruta Tennis Courts (May Street between 13th Street &17th Street)

  • Four tennis courts, daytime and nighttime play until 10 PM 

Waterfront Park (On the Columbia River – Portway Avenue between 2nd Street and 8th Street)

  • Hood River’s newest park
  • Waterfront access and walkways completed in June 2008
  • Restroom and playground dedicated June 23, 2009
  • Picinic Shelter completed May 2010. Reservation fee: $100.00
  • Off-street parking
  • Amphitheatre to be completed August 2014.

Wilson (2nd Street & May Street)

  • Playground structure