Parks & Recreation

PARKS ARE OPEN! 

Park restrooms will close for the season Monday, November 23, 2020. The Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool & Fitness Center and Stan Bassett Youth Center are open to the public. The Ellensburg Racquet and Recreation Center, and the fitness center at the pool are closed until December 14, 2020.  The Adult Activity Center remains closed.

The Parks and Recreation Department operates a pool, and three centers for youth, adults, and racquet enthusiasts; maintains sixteen public parks including two off leash dog parks and a mountain bike skills course; and we offer programming to enhance the lives of community members, residents, and visitors.
Visit this weblink to view details on Parks and Parks Facilities.

WOW! Check out these trail maps with various routes about Ellensburg for people to enjoy while they walk and bike. Trail lengths range from 1.67 miles to 7.5 miles.

THE BIG LOOP

7.5 miles

Visit Reed, N. Alder, McElroy, and Paul Rogers Parks

THE SMALL LOOP

2.5 miles

Visit Irene Rinehart Riverfront and Rotary Parks

BRAD’S LOOP

4.5 miles

Visit N. Alder Park, P2C trail and CWU

FRIEND LOOP

1.67 miles

Visit N. Alder and McElroy Parks

And for you cyclists, here’s a 4.8 mile bike loop that includes N. Alder Park, P2C trail, CWU and the 7th Avenue Bike Boulevard.