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The City of Ellensburg features 20 parks which includes over 230 acres of developed regional, community, neighborhood, and pocket parks. These parks feature a number of amenities ranging from athletic fields to walking trails to ponds which provide residents variety of passive and active recreational opportunities.
Chestnut and 6th avenue
| Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 962-7211
Located at Chestnut and 6th avenue, Memorial Park provides picnic shelters and tables, a barbecue grill, children's playground, horseshoe pits, basketball, and a large open turf area. The facility is equipped with a weight room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Olympic-size pool and wading pool. (509) 962-7211. The park is adjacent to the pool.
6061 Vantage Hwy
| Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-8636
3 heated indoor tennis courts, 3 racquetball courts, and a fitness/weight room. Men & women's locker rooms with saunas. Recreational activities including birthday parties, Tiny Tots Sports for children 3-5 years old, In-Line Hockey, Indoor Playground and indoor senior walking.
This day-use only park facility and interpretive trail was created by the Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) in 2006. The trail loops around McCabe pond (a popular fishing spot) and offers family fun, a learning experience and mostly year-round access. Interpretive brochures are available at the self-serve information bulletin board located at the beginning of the trail. Follow Main St. south, it will turn into Canyon Road. Continue for about 5 miles. The State Park is located just past Thrall Road on the left hand side. Signs are posted.
Irene Rinehart Park, part of the Ellensburg development project, is about 115.0 acres of lush green regional park along the edges of the Yakima River. An easy trip from Seattle, Ellensburg itself is not a very populated city, and if you drive through it, you might get that quintessential countryside feeling. And the park carries that feeling forward. It complements the quaintness of the city of Ellensburg while providing its own charm with the flowing river, creeks, ducks, and footpaths. The park offers an easy day hike with family and kid-friendly amenities.
You will discover a great birds-eye view of Ellensburg, the Ellensburg Rodeo arena, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, Central Washington University's campus, the Kittitas Valley and the Stuart Mountain Range. Located on the Westside of Craig's Hill there is the Sagebrush Trail to explore. During the winter kids can be seen sledding down the hills in this area.
Head east on Third Avenue from Main St. Follow until you reach Maple St. Turn left and then turn onto Craig Avenue. Follow Craig Avenue northeast. The park will be at the top of Craig's Hill and across from the American Legion building.
Picnic shelter, two children's playground structures, restrooms, 4 youth baseball fields, 2 full sized softball fields, 2 full sized baseball fields, walking/bike trail which connects to Irene Rinehart Park, and 15 acres of multi-purpose turf area. Located at 900 West Third Avenue.