For a great picnic spot, check out Diamond Bar Ranch Park or Fireman’s Pond. We spend the day at Fireman’s Pond grilling lunch and letting the kids fish in the catch and release pond. Quince Park is a great place for families with its enchanted forest-themed playground and walking trails.
We head over to Tetherow Crossing Park for an easy wade in the Deschutes River and walking trails. Centennial Park is a great summertime spot. After shopping downtown, take the kids to the splash park to cool off. When we want to recharge but can’t slip out of town, you’ll find us at Stack Park. With no playground, its draw is the thick foliage and shady, peaceful picnic tables.
For a little bit of everything including grills, tennis and pickleball courts plus an all-abilities playground, check out Sam Johnson Park.
Homestead Bike Park features a fun pump track for BMX and scooter riders to catch some aie. We take our skateboard lovers to Redmond Community Skate Park. At the end of Dry Canyon Trail’s 7-mile paved path is Weigand Family Dog Park and disc golf course. Stretch your legs and find some joy in one of our City parks.
The nearby Cline Falls State Park offers tranquil swims from a sandy Deschutes River beach. There’s also plenty of BBQ areas for afternoon picnics and a river trail to explore and see a waterfall. Smith Rock State has several picnic tables along the canyon rim not far from the parking area. Let the kiddos practice their rock climbing skills on the climbing wall. Catch a sunset from atop a basalt rock formation or lay a blanket down and watch the wildlife along the shores of the Crooked River.