Budget Committee Volunteer Needed





For Immediate release:

Parks District Seeks Budget Committee Volunteer


The Hood River Valley Parks & Recreation District (HRVPRD) is soliciting volunteers for its budget committee. The budget committee is appointed by the HRVPRD Board to serve a three year term and will meet at least three times in 2018 (April 11th, May 9th, & May 16th). The budget committee is responsible for reviewing the parks district’s proposed budget, making recommendations, and adopting the next year’s budget.


Interested persons should contact district director Mark Hickok at mark@hoodriverparksandrec.org. Please Include your name and address and answer the following questions:


What qualifications make you an ideal candidate for the budget committee? Why are you interested in serving on the budget committee? Please submit interest email by March 15 at 5:00pm.



For Information Contact: Mark Hickok, District Director, 541-386-5720 mark@hoodriverparksandrec.org



Advertisement for Proposals: Multi-Jurisdictional Master Plan

Request For Proposals Multi-Jurisdictional Master Plan
for Parks and Recreation in Hood River County Advertisement

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District (“Parks District” or “District”), in cooperation with other local agencies – the City of Hood River, Hood River County, and the Port of Hood River – is seeking a professional services team to provide the necessary planning services to develop a Multi-jurisdictional Master Plan identifying strategies to enhance development and management of parks and recreation facilities in Hood River County.

Completed sealed proposals for the Multi-Jurisdictional Master Plan will be received by Mark Hickok, District Director, at the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, 1601 May Avenue, Hood River OR 97031, Monday through Friday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm – until 2:00 pm on December 21, 2017 (Bid Closing). Bids will be opened immediately after the Bid Closing in the order they were received. Late Submissions will not be accepted.

Contract terms, conditions, and specifications may be reviewed at the HRVPRD Office.

HRVPRD reserves the right to reject any bid not in compliance with this Request for Proposal or all prescribed public contracting procedures and requirements, and may reject for good cause any or all bids upon a finding that it is in the public interest to do so. HRVPRD is not liable for any costs incurred by the proposer for the proposal preparation or presentation. Copies of the RFP documents may be obtained or reviewed at the HRVPD Office or on the HRVPRD website: www.hoodriverparksandrec.org.


Multi-Jurisdictional Master Plan RFP 


For a complete list of documents, visit our Multi-Jurisdictional Master Plan RFP webpage.


First Published November 17, 2017.

Maintenance & Rate Change Information: September 2017

The Aquatic Center will close for annual maintenance September 5th through the 18th. Current pass-holders, three month and annual passes, will have their memberships extended the length of the closure.

Starting September 18th, Aquatic Center rates will take effect. Pricing will increase for all forms of admission, including three month and annual passes, so buy and renew passes now to purchase them at the old rate. Sports team members will no longer need to buy a pass from the Aquatic Center to participate in their sport.

Click the links below to learn more about our rate changes.

Our Rates are changing Rate Change Team FAQs

Indian Creek Trail Detour Due to Culvert Work

Indian Creek Culvert Under Construction

The Hood River News posted an article about the culvert repair.  It can be found HERE.

The Indian Creek Trail access by Dutch Brothers and the Columbia Gorge Community College is temporarily closed due the culvert work on the Indian Creek trail.

You can access the trail by Dutch Bros via Union Street in order to take the trail down towards Hazel Street of the 7th Street Stairs.  If you want to access the trail by the Columbia College, take College Way to meet up with the trail.



Scheduled Power Outage

The aquatic center is scheduled for a power outage / maintenance from 11pm Wednesday July 5th through 7am Thursday July 6th. Morning Masters workout Thursday is cancelled. The pool will be open for it’s scheduled time at 8am. Pools may start slightly colder than usual.