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City of Kelso Park Facility Plan

03/06/2018 - The City of Kelso has updated the City of Kelso Park Facility Plan. The purpose of this plan is to create a Catlin Spray Park Master Plan, prioritize improvements and opportunities within our current parks, and to identify areas lacking in parks. Consultants Stefanie Slyman and Daniel Chin with Harper Houf Peterson Righellis conducted public outreach, inventoried our current park system, and analyzed opportunities. This work was presented to the City Council at the regular Council meeting on March 6th. Before the Council will make any final decisions about adopting the plan on April 3rd , the public is invited to view the plan and comment to the City. The City of Kelso Park Facility Plan and Presentation to the Council on March 6th can be viewed here. All comments must be in writing either via email, USPS, or hand delivered to Community Development. Written comments will be taken until 5PM on March 30th. The public is invited to come and comment on the plans directly to the City Council at the regular April 3rd meeting at 6PM. If you have any questions, staff contact is Tammy Baraconi, Planning Manager. She can be contacted at or at 360.577.3321.


Tan O Shanter Park

The Parks and Recreation Division is primarily responsible for maintaining 50 acres of parkland with Tam O'Shanter Park as the main park. Other parks included are: Catlin Rotary Spray Park, Rotary Skate Park, Rotary Park, Scot Hollow Park, Rhododendron Gardens Park, Lads & Lassies Park, and Kelso Veterans Park.

Mission Statement:

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The Kelso Parks and Recreation Program strives to provide quality parks and diverse recreational opportunities for all of its citizens. These opportunities will be provided within the resource constraints made available from its citizens. It is the goal of all those people involved with Kelso Parks and Recreation to understand the service level expectations of its citizens and to provide those services that enhance the quality of life for the community in which we live.