The Crown Jewel of the Redmond park system is the Dry Canyon and the Dry Canyon Trail. Known as Redmond’s own “Central Park”, this 250-acre destination combines recreational amenities for tennis, soccer, baseball, disc golf and skateboarding, while also offering traditional park services for picnicking--including a pavilion, benches, picnic tables, and water fountains.
The true highlight of the park is that the majority of the Dry Canyon is set aside as a nature preserve, capturing the beauty of the High Desert environment. The canyon is uniquely Central Oregon and the steep canyon walls serve as a tribute to this area’s tormented volcanic past. The Dry Canyon Park is open to all.
This multi-use park and trail system has something to offer everyone, from horseback riders, bicyclists and skateboarders, to walkers, joggers, tennis players and concert goers. Newly added to the park is a 9 basket disc golf course, mountain bike trails and a family dog park. The trail system is dotted with benches for all trail goers to enjoy, whether for that much needed break or just to sit and soak up the scenic beauty.
The Dry Canyon Trail meanders 3.7 miles along the canyon floor from the northern end at Pershall Way, passing under Highland Avenue at the Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, and ending at Quartz Avenue. Speaking of “jewels,” the newly constructed Rotary Arts Pavilion is a beautifully crafted 40 by 50 foot amphitheater style venue with seating for up to 2,600 people. It also serves as a perfect place to access the park.
Midway Access Points to the Dry Canyon Trail
NW Canyon Drive and Fir Avenue
West Canyon Rim City Park
On Rimrock Drive between Hemlock Avenue and Jackpine Avenue
Weigand Family Dog Park
Located off of Black Butte Avenue and SW 15th Sreet