Smith Rock State Park
This internationally famous rock climbing area is on the banks of the Crooked River with seven miles of hiking trails and a multitude of climber access routes. It encompasses 651 acres on the Oregon high desert plateau, which hovers around 3,000 feet in elevation. The park features a walk-in bivouac campground and climbing wall for day use and camping. If rock climbing is not for you, don't worry, there is more to experience. The picnic and campground areas sit on top of the rimrock, which is made of columnar basalt. Smith Rock boasts unique geological formations, wildlife, hiking and picnic areas. Smith Rock's multi-colored rock structure is made of welded tuff and is millions of years old. Miles of hiking trails lead to the top of the rock and to other remote locations within the park. The natural beauty of the park is breathtaking. The park also offers miles of mountain biking trails.
Redmond Air Center
Redmond Air Center is a hub for wildfire suppression and support, and fire-related aviation activities for the Pacific Northwest region, including the training center for wildfire smoke jumpers. The airbase is open for facility tours Monday - Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Please schedule tours in advance by calling the center. This ensures that staff and facilities are available, especially during fire season: May-September.
Located two miles east of Redmond on Hwy 126. Phone: 541-504-7200
Peterson Rock Garden
For 17 years Rasmus Peterson, a Danish immigrant farmer, constructed miniature bridges, towers, terraces and buildings of intricate detail using thousands of different types of rocks. The Peterson Rock Garden, located between Redmond and Bend, is open every day. His delightful creations are a 'must see' for visitors.
Located at 7930 SW 77th St., Redmond. Phone: 541-382-5574
With the Cascade Mountains framing the park, Redmond Skatepark was finished in May of 2001 by a professional design team, Dreamland Skateparks. The skatepark has a bowl with pool coping, a street area, a round steel coped L bowl with a 'widow's peak' and a full-on snake run, the only one in Oregon. Ranked as one of the top 5 in the state, it is strictly for skaters as no bikes are allowed.
Located on the corner of Black Butte & 15th St.
Cascade Swim Center
The Cascade Swim Center features a 25 meter pool, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, sports fields, the Lions Preschool Park, sand volleyball court and picnic and park areas. Located at 465 SW Rimrock Dr., next to Redmond High School. Phone:541-548-7275
High Desert Sports Complex
The Sports Complex features four softball fields, restrooms, concession stand (operated by the Cascade Aquatic Club), BMX bike track (operated by the BMX Bicycle Club of Central Oregon), Mountain Bike Trails (Radlands) and a remote control airplane landing strip (operated by the Field of Dreams R/C Club). Located at 1859 NE Maple Ave.
Splash Park - Centennial Park
The Splash Park is for all ages, open in summer months, this water spraying fun is sure to keep you cool. The park includes restrooms, sitting area, COHO Coffee Co Two for food and drinks, Located at 725 SW Evergreen Ave.