Pendleton Parks & Recreation Late July 2018 Update

Intro to Unmanned Systems at the UAS Range

Location: UAS Range at 1901 NW 56th Drive

Meets Tuesday, July 31 through Thursday, August 2 from 9a.m.-1p.m. each day

$62 per registrant

Ages 13+ (youth and adult class
Partnering with Pendleton High School and the UAS Range, we are able to offer this exciting opportunity to Pendleton teens. Come learn how and why unmanned systems work while you build a small drone from the ground up. By the end of the workshop you will have taken your first steps in becoming a drone operator!

Learn all about this rapidly progressing tech field and see what is happening at Pendleton's very own Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Range. Please bring a sack lunch and drink. Register by Tuesday, July 24th.

Tiny Tot Olympics

Location: Pendleton Rec Center

Tuesday, July 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Ages 1-5


It's never too early to start training your Olympian! Come conquer the trampoline, master the bouncy house or navigate the tunnels! With each activity your child completes, they'll receive a stamp for their score card. Finish this fun event off with receiving a medal on the podium! Gooo tiny tots!

Co-ed Pee Wee Flag Football

Location: Community Park

Tuesdays and Thursdays August 7-September 6 from 6-7p.m. each night

$32 per participant

Grades 1-4

Looking for just the right activity for your youngster? Try our Pee Wee Flag Football program for boys and girls! Modeled after the tremendous success of our new Youth Indoor Soccer program from this spring this short five week season meeting Tuesday & Thursday evenings for an hour, will combine fundamentals and practice time followed by the structure of a short game. A team t-shirt is included with your registration fee. With the help of volunteer adults as instructors, we'll create an opportunity for building football skills. Parents interested in coaching get a FREE coach's t-shirt, please contact Jordan Dodge at 801-864-3636. Team flags are provided.

National Night Out

Location: Various block party and park locations (Contact PPD for list of registered locations)

Tuesday, August 7 from 6-8 p.m.

Pre-movie youth activities start at 7:30 p.m.

Movies start at dusk


Neighborhoods throughout Pendleton are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide on August 7th, 2018, the first Tuesday of August, for National Night Out.  National Night Out is nationally sponsored by National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package Guard, and co-sponsored locally by The Pendleton Police Department.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.”  For more information regarding National Night Out, please visit

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more. 

In years past, the Pendleton Police Department has hosted National Night Out parties at local venues.  This year, we are moving this community event back into the community and into your neighborhood.  From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 7th, neighbors throughout Pendleton and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. 

As National Night Out also coincides with the regularly scheduled Pendleton City Council meeting, this year, with the cooperation of Pendleton Mayor John Turner, the Pendleton City Council Meeting will take place the following Tuesday so that City Council Members may participate in this event in their various wards and neighborhoods. 

Pendleton Police Department is grateful for help from our many community partners, which include Hill Meat, Franz Bakery, Walmart, Safeway, Pendleton Parks and Recreation, the City of Pendleton Library, Pendleton City Council and Mayor Turner, as well as many other agencies, businesses, and support entities who help make this an amazing night for our community.

Movies in the Park

Location: Community Park, 1000 SW 37th Street

Concessions start at 7 p.m.

Pre-movie youth activities start at 7:30 p.m.

Movies start at dusk


We have a great line-up this year. Please research movies for your individual family’s needs regarding appropriateness of subject matter. Alternate location for inclement weather: Vert Auditorium. Follow us on Facebook and AlertSense for the latest updates. Weather-related decisions are announced by 6 p.m. on show day. PLEASE be aware that there is no smoking in the park and that the grass can get damp and the nights chilly once the sun goes down (regardless of how hot the day has been) and come prepared!

July 7th LEAP Sponsored by Tum-A-Lum Lumber
July 14th No Movie
July 21st COCO Sponsored by CHI St. Anthony Hospital
July 28th NUT JOB 2 Sponsored by Wheatland Insurance
August 4th PETER RABBIT Sponsored by Walmart
August 11th BREAKING LEGS Sponsored by Producer UFO Pictures(middle school targeted audience with give-a-ways)

Wednesdays in the Park

Location: Roy Raley Park

Wednesdays July 25-August 22 from 6-8 p.m.


Food vendors and a beer and wine garden available



August 1 MISS LONLEY HEARTS, Santa Cruz, CA, Outlaw Country

August 8 ARTHUR C. LEE, Portland, OR, NW Surf

August 15 CARDIOID, Los Angeles, CA, Infection Pop Rock

August 22 JARED MEES + NEW MOVE, Portland, OR, Prophetic Indie Rock


For further information, please contact Pendleton Parks and Recreation at 541-276-8100 or visiting our website at You may also visit the Parks Office at 865 Tutuilla Road (next to Olney Cemetery). The office is open Monday – Friday from 7 am – 4 pm. You may also now enjoy the convenience of our online registration system at  For the most up-to-the-minute information “Like” us on Facebook.