The mission of the Willow Creek Park District is to provide enriching recreational activities and facilities to enhance the quality of life of the communities it serves.
The Willow Creek Park District was established in 1980, and is a Special Oregon district charged with providing and administering selected parks and recreation programs for our local and neighboring communities. The district is currently responsible for the management of the Willow Creek RV Park and Campground, and the Willow Creek Water Park.
The Park District is governed by a 5-member board of directors who are elected to serve the people. Board members serve 4-year terms.
Willow Creek Water Park:
The Water Park, located in Heppner, OR, provides several recreational activities, education programs, and events for the community. The Water Park hosts swim lessons, lifeguard training, and is available to rent for events.
The pool includes a water slide, in-pool basketball hoop, lap-swim lane, concessions stand, large kiddie shallow play area, deep end, and expansive concrete patio with deck chairs.
A therapy pool is also available for use by appointment only. Please contact Katie Murray for more information, 541-371-1456, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Lifeguards are always on duty when the pool is in use.
RV Park & Campground:
The Willow Creek Park and RV Campground is located on the Willow Creek Reservoir approximately a half-mile up Willow Creek Road from the junction with Highway 207 at the Heppner City limits. The park elevation is approximately 2,200 ft. The park is open from March 10th through December 1st.
The RV park has 24 spaces, including one space for the Park Host. All have 50-60 ft pull-throughs and 2 sites are back-ins. There is a mixture of full and partial hook-ups and also tent sites.
Amenities include restrooms with showers, picnic tables, a lake view, fishing, and a nearby boat launch. This recreational area is on the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway. It is close to Historic Downtown Heppner and on the base of the Blue Mountains.
For more information on historic downtown Heppner, visit: heppnerchamber.com.