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. The park is adjacent to the pool.
Various Locations
There are smaller parks located throughout Ellensburg’s city limits. More information about them can be found at: City of Ellensburg, Parks & Facililties. The city’s parks boast amenities such as volleyball courts, barbecue facilities, hiking and biking trails, ponds, softball, baseball and soccer fields, children’s play structures, basketball courts, skateboarding ramps, and more.
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.
2nd and Pearl St | Ellensburg, WA 98926
Ramps, jumps and rails for skate boarders. Located at 2nd and Pearl St and across from the Police Station.
23942-, 24398 Canyon Rd | Ellensburg, WA 98926
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.
Umptanum Road | Ellensburg, WA 98926
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.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Picnic shelter, children’s play structure, basketball, junior baseball field, restrooms; Follow Main St. North until you reach the park on the right hand side at 14th avenue.
1703 Brick Road | Ellensburg, WA 98926
Walking trails, pond, natural areas, picnic tables, natural play structure; 1703 Brick Road.
1200 East Seattle St. 7 | Ellensburg, WA 98926
2 soccer fields, baseball field; outdoor roller hockey rink, picnic shelter, barbecues, toddler and youth play structures, restrooms. Located at 1200 East Seattle St. 7.
Barn at  Olmstead Place State Park near Ellensburg
921 N Ferguson Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Olmstead Place is located on 217 acres and is the site of the first Kittitas Valley homestead. It has one mile of hiking, freshwater fishing, a museum, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
1200 E. 6th | Ellensburg, WA 98926
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.
1200 W 5th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
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.

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