Discover the outdoor wonders of Prineville, Central Oregon!

Endless recreation opportunities in this breathtaking city, from exciting watersports to scenic hiking and thrilling biking.

Cycling in Prineville

Explore the stunning Crooked River Canyon and the mountainous terrain of the Ochocos as you navigate our scenic bikeway, gravel routes, and eclectic trail systems.

Water Sports in Prineville

Experience the serenity of Crook County's waterways, where ample opportunities to fish, boat, swim, paddleboard, camp, or even stargaze, await you.

Prineville offers diverse hiking trails, showcasing lush forests, rugged canyons, and stunning vistas that cater to adventure-seekers and hikers of all skill levels.

Tee off along our tranquil fairways as you take in the beautiful landscape of the High Desert at Prineville's choice golf courses: Meadow Lakes and Prineville Golf Club.

A plethora of exploration activities for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

From its dark night activities to its iconic landmarks, rockhounding activities, diverse bird species, and off-road adventures, Prineville is a haven for outdoor exploration.

Rockhounding in Prineville

Crook County, rightfully known as the rockhound capital of the world, offers enthusiasts the chance to discover beautiful agates, jasper, thunder eggs, and other unique minerals.

The rural nature of Crook County creates the perfect environment for unforgettable stargazing, boasting excellent opportunities to observe the night sky and constellations.

Whether in town or deep in the majestic Ochoco Forest, Crook County is home to several iconic natural and historic landmarks that are must-sees when you visit us.

Birdwatching in Prineville

Are you a bird enthusiast looking for a picturesque location to indulge in birdwatching? Look no further than the Crooked River Wetlands.

Community Parks

Experience Nature and family fun in downtown prineville

Crooked River Park

1377 S Main St., Prineville, OR 97754

Crooked River Park was established in 1937 as a memorial to early pioneers, where the Pioneer Log Cabin Museum (part of the Bowman Museum, where pioneer heritage is displayed). Pioneer Park is also the largest park in Prineville and includes four baseball/softball fields, five soccer fields, an outdoor covered amphitheater, a two-sided pavilion with ADA-accessible restrooms, and two children’s playground areas. The park also has excellent river access to the Crooked River for fishing and swimming.

Crooked River Wetlands Complex

4035 NW Rimrock Acres Loop, Prineville, OR 97754

The Crooked River Wetlands Complex emerged in 2016 as a creative and sustainable solution to expand Prineville’s wastewater capacity. Through this 120-acre, multipurpose project, the City has also created a new public hiking trail system with numerous educational opportunities, while simultaneously improving riparian and instream conditions in the Crooked River.

Gary Ward Park

1143 NW 9th St., Prineville, OR 97754

Constructed during 2003 and 2004, this ADA regulation-sized field is used primarily by the Prineville Women’s Softball League and includes bleachers, dugouts, a covered picnic shelter, picnic tables, drinking fountain, parking, and ADA accessible restrooms.

Gervais Park

175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr, Prineville, OR 97754

Constructed in 2001, this park provides an outdoor nature park conveniently located adjacent to Crook County Library. Designed as an outdoor learning center for school children and adults alike, this park has nature trails, information signs, a play structure, benches, picnic tables, and a gazebo.

Harwood Park

755 NW Harwood Ave, Prineville, OR 97754

Located directly across from Kilowatt Field, this 1.5-acre park with shaded areas is located on Harwood Avenue where it meets Ochoco Creek. It features a covered area with a barbecue, restroom facilities, horseshoe pits, and a new playground installed in 2019.

Mountain View Park

1665 SE Mountain View Dr., Prineville, OR 97754

Located just off Combs Flat Road on Mountain View Drive, this park includes access to Ochoco Creek for fishing, horseshoe pits and a picnic area under a gazebo. The park is home to the historic Juniper Art Guild, once the office of Ochoco Lumber Company.

Ochoco Creek Park

455 Juniper St, Prineville, OR 97754

This 14.85-acre development includes a wooden playground, two covered pavilions, an outdoor amphitheater, basketball courts, pickleball courts, and ADA-accessible restrooms. Ochoco Creek Park tends to attract our most popular events such as Western Days & 4th of July Celebration. Ochoco Creek is also home to the Circle of Honor Memorial and the Wildland Firefighters Monument.

Pioneer Park

450 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754

Prineville’s oldest park includes a log cabin museum, a pavilion with a stage, ADA-accessible restrooms, benches, picnic tables, a drinking fountain, and a toddler playground. Pioneer Park hosts the annual Western Days event and is home to the Crook County Foundation’s Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series.

Prineville Bike Park

526 Juniper St, Prineville, OR 97754

This 1.25-acre bike park, which is on the north side of Ochoco Creek Park off NE Juniper Street, features a range of bicycle jumps, pump tracks, a mountain bike skills course, and varied terrain guarantees to challenge even the best cyclist. There is no fee to use the bike park. Helmets are required.

Prineville Pool

399 NE Garner St, Prineville, OR 97754

The Prineville Pool is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and is open from mid June – September 1st. Access open swim, lap swim, or water aerobics for a low cost for those in and out of the district.

Prineville Skate Park

455 Juniper St, Prineville, OR 97754

This state-of-the-art concrete park was revitalized by Dreamland Skate Parks LLC in 2019 and is more than double the size of the old one, boasting a wonderful design with many features enjoyed by individuals with various skill levels. There is no fee to use the skate park. All skaters are required to wear helmets. The skate park is located in Ochoco Creek Park.

Rimrock Park

843 S Main St, Prineville, OR 97754

This park is located along the Crooked River across the street from the Crook County RV Park. The park includes features such as a youth angling pond, youth baseball field, dog park, and walking trails. The Youth Angling Pond is home to the historic Elliott Bridge.

Stryker Park

453 NE Elm St, Prineville, OR 97754

After the 1998 flood, this area was turned into flood mitigation creating a beautiful open park with the recebt addition of the Kiwanis Splash Park. Stryker Park is also the proud host of several Prineville events such as Movies in the Park, CROP Farmers Market, and the Prineville Pet Parade.

Yellow Pine Park

3199 NE Yellowpine Rd, Prineville, OR 97754

Located in the quiet Yellowpine neighborhood, this 1 acre park provides residents with picnicking opportunities, a large playground, gazebo and ADA accessible restrooms.

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