Community Meeting for Sportsfield/Park Development

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District would like to invite you to come and share your support, ideas or concerns about a potential 8 acre sportsfield/park development on property zoned for light industrial use.  What amenities are most needed in our community?  The meeting will be held Wednesday June 24th at 6pm, at the Port of Hood River conference room, 1000 E Port Marina Drive Hood River. Please call (541) 386-5720 with any questions.

Budget and Business Meetings Announced

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District, Hood River County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year Jul 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at 1601 May Street, Hood River, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on April 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 9, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

 A copy of the budget worksheet can be found here.



The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors will hold a regular business meeting on April 15, 2015, commencing at 7:00 pm at the Aquatic Center.

Boiler Replacement

Attention Patrons:

The boiler that heats the water for all three pools will be replaced beginning on Wednesday, April 8th.  The pools will remain open and safe to swim in, but the water temperatures will drop as the repair is completed.  The recreation pool (regularly 82 degrees) will drop approximately 2-3 degrees every 24 hours, the two smaller pools will drop faster.  The contractor is scheduled for extended shifts to complete the repair as soon as possible, and we hope to have it completed Friday, April 10th; however it may take longer if unexpected problems occur.  The current temperatures for all three pools are posted at the front desk, and will be updated throughout the day on our website.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to maintain the Aquatic Center!

Lifeguard Training Class

Do you want to be a lifeguard?  Register for our lifeguard training class!






o   Wednesday, March 18: 4-8pm

o   Tuesday, March 24: 8:30am - 4:30pm

o   Wednesday, March 25: 8:30am - 4:30pm

o   Thursday, March 26: 8:30am - 4:30pm





-       You must attend all course days in order to be eligible to pass the course.

-       You must be at least 15 years old. Identification must be presented when registering for the course at the front desk. (Driver’s license, birth certification, passport, etc)

-       On the first day of class, you will be required to pass the prerequisite fitness class in order to continue with the course.  You will be required to do the following:

o   You must be able to swim 300 meters (freestyle or breaststroke) continuously.

o   You must be able to swim 20 meters, retrieve a diving brick from the bottom of the pool, and swim it with your face out of the water and the brick's top out of the water in one minute and forty seconds or less.





-       Bring swim suit, towel and warm clothes

-       Paper & pen

-       Snacks





  • $150 for the Lifeguard, First Aid, & CPR for Health professional certification is due upon the completion of the prerequisite fitness test.  Please pay on the first day of class.  Checks should be made to HRVPRD.


* If you have questions regarding the course, please contact me, Marcie Wily, Aquatic Center Supervisor, at 541-386-1303 or email

Special $1 Open Swims

Stop by the Aquatic Center for a special $1 open swim on no school days on Monday, January 19 and Monday, January 26 from 1-3:30.  The slide, rope swing will be available, or you can float on a mat in the deep end and play some shallow water aqua basketball.  The party room is available for rental as well.  We hope to see you!