FAQ:1. Can I bring my dog to the park?
LEASHED dogs are welcome at the park. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15-September 15 even on a leash. The Waterfront Park is the only children’s swim beach in Hood River and keeping the area safe for our children is a top priority. Please help us by cleaning up after your dog and keeping your dog on a leash.
For more park rules CLICK HERE.
2. Where do I park?
For beach, playground and picnic shelter access there is street parking.
For windsurfing, SUP's and kayaks there is a dirt & gravel parking lot east of the waterfront park. Please do not park in the paved parking area; it is reserved for the building tenants.
There is No Overnight parking at the Waterfront.
3. Is there a Lost and Found?
There is a designated Lost and Found receptacle located next to the Restrooms.
4. Is recycling available?
Recycling bins are attached to the garbage bins throughout the park. Thanks for helping keep our park clean!
5. Can I use a trainer kite or launch a kiteboard at the park?
These activities are not allowed at the park for safety reasons. Kiteboarding launch sites are located at The Spit and can be accessed from the Event Site, less than a mile east of the Waterfront Park. Contact our friends at the Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association http://cgka.wordpress.com.
6. Can I windsurf? SUP? Kayak? Windsurf? Where?
Yes. All of these sports are allowed and can be launched on the steps at the east end of the park. The northeastern area on the great lawn is reserved for rigging and drying gear and those activities should be kept in that area.
The beach area is reserved for swimmers and inflatable gear.
7. Who built this park? This park is completely funded by grants, donations and volunteer work. It is maintained and managed by the City of Hood River with a regular group of volunteers who are committed to keeping the park beautiful. Park Rules and Reg.s are posted at the park entry.
8. How do I donate and is my contribution tax deductable?
It’s easy. All donations are tax deductible and you can donate through
PAY PAL or mail a check to:
P.O. Box 1005
Hood River, OR 97031
9. How do I volunteer?
10. How do I Adopt-a-Plot? Contact Marge at email@example.com. For more information go to Adopt page.
Can I still help if I don’t want to Adopt A Plot? Yes, weeds and plants can be easily identified on the 2 signs at the park. Clover, vetch, and mustard can always go. Cleaning up litter is always appreciated.
11. Where do I dump debris after weeding? Do I need to bag it? There is a trailer on the west side of the park behind the future site of our amphitheatre and weeds can be dumped in the trailer without being bagged. They will all be re-composted at the refuse center.
12. How do I rent a picnic shelter?
Contact Margo at the City of Hood River Public Works by phone 387-2383 x 5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.