Crook County Parks & Recreation District:
398 NE Fairview
Prineville , OR 97754
So much to do!
There’s so much to do, and it’s easy to have fun with Parks and Recreation any time of the year.
Crook County Parks and Recreation District coordinates dozens of its own indoor and outdoor recreation programs throughout the year, many of which take place in park facilities or the many parks managed by the district that comprise more than 100 acres of land. A long-term project has been the installation of two historic
bridges across the Crooked River. These bridges will connect the Crook County RV Park to Meadow Lakes Golf Course, Crooked River Park to Rimrock Park and Rimrock Park to the Library Park. In 2004, there were 277 reservations in the parks, serving approximately 10,854 people.
Annual recreation programs include both indoor, outdoor and physical activities such as the annual trout fishing derby, Santa’s Workshop, tennis, karate, basketball, gymnastics and classes in subjects such as tree pruning, firearm safety, pottery, outdoor cooking and swimming.
Ochoco Creek Park Pools
The small toddler pool and regular sized heated outdoor swimming pool are open at Ochoco Creek Park during the summer months only, mid-June through August. The opening of the pool is always kicked off with a small-fee swim and social event. In 2004 there were 22 swim party reservations serving approximately 740 swimmers and 8,784 regular swim participants.
Crooked River Elementary School Roller Rink
The roller skating rink at Crooked River Elementary School gymnasium is open seasonally and operates during the regular school year with regular skating sessions on Friday and Saturday nights as well as several special sessions throughout the year. In 2004 there were 4,898 regular skate participants, 21 skate parties serving 570 family members.
Crook County RV Park
Crook County Parks and Recreation District also operates an RV Park that is open year round and situated next to the Crook County Fairgrounds and just across from the Crooked River on Highway 27. Pets are always welcome at the 81 full-service sites, with cable television, internet modem available at the office, shower room and disabled-accessible restroom. There are also two log cabins available for rental, as well as nine tent sites and biker areas. It’s easy to get to the RV Park, no matter where you’re traveling to or from. As you head east through Prineville, turn south onto Highway 27 at the second traffic light. South Main Street will take you directly to the park, located on the left just past Lynn Blvd. Or, follow the signs to Bowman Dam; you’ll drive right to the RV Park.
Ochoco Lake Campground
Ochoco Lake Campground is open seasonally from April 1 through October 31. Located just seven short miles east of downtown Prineville, this campground offers a boat launch with an enlarged free parking area and there is a modern, heated disabled-accessible restroom with hot water and showers. There is a full service fish cleaning station near the parking lot and 14 day-use sites near the lakeshore.
Prineville Skate Trac
Prineville Skate Trac opened in 1997 and is used all through the year by local skating and in-line skate enthusiast of all ages. This modern 30′ x 100′ facility offers jumps, ramps, night lighting and safety fencing. Located on Juniper Street just off Third Street by the public tennis courts, this facility has become a very popular recreation spot for youth of all ages.
Crook County Parks and Recreation District Maintenance crew routinely maintains the landscape at the West ‘Y’ that is located at the cloverleaf intersection of highways 126 and 26. A popular spot for viewing the fireworks on July 4, this well-groomed acre of state-owned property is also viewed as the patriotic magnet of the community. Veterans’ of Foreign War and American Legion as well as other local organizations and clubs readily display a bouquet of flags each day of patriotism, much to the delight of the town’s people.
Prime Time Kids
Prime Time Kids, Parks and Recreation’s after school program, currently operates at Cecil Sly Elementary School from the end of the school day until 6:00pm on regular school days, serving students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. During the afternoon, the children get snacks, work on sports skills, get help with their homework, or participate in any number of different organized crafts. The Prime Time Kids staff are trained in school age care and offer a quality program for children in the community.