Sutherlin Parks

Splash Pad (NR Today)
The Splash Pad will be turned on for the season, Wednesday, May 15th. Hours of operation will be 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (and adjusted accordingly).

The multi-use stage, under the shelter of the signature blue and white striped canopy, is up and available to rent for private events. Arrangements for the use of the stage can be made through Sutherlin City Hall, 541.459.2856. Fees can be found: Click Here for the Facility User Fees 2022. The application for Parks and Facility Use can be found by clicking here. For more documents and forms, visit the home page under "Documents and Forms."  Reservations and payment are required for the use of the stage. Thank you

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Sutherlin Blackberry Festival
For more information visit the Blackberry Festival's website

Music off Central 

Thank you to the group of volunteers that cleaned up and repainted the Skate Park

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No-Feeding-Animals-Campground-Sign-K-7958  ** Reminder, please Do Not Feed the Wildlife at any of the City Parks, Thanks! **

KQEN Morning Conversation Podcast:
With Brian Elliott and Kristi Gilbert regarding the December 2nd Ford's Pond Open House.

The parking lot is now open at the Ford's Pond Community Park!
Please enjoy and respect this wonderful new addition!
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Donations to help support the continuing improvements and maintenance of Ford's Pond Park are greatly appreciated.  By making a donation, big or small you help make this park possible!
Please read the City of Sutherlin Ford's Pond Park

Physical Improvement Donation Policy click here.    
Click Here for Donation Agreement. 

The City of Sutherlin is pleased to announce that the Ford’s Pond Community Park project has been awarded three Oregon Parks and Recreation grants totaling over $960,000. To date, the Friends of Ford’s Pond and the city’s 6-year partnership has resulted in grants and donations totaling over $1.8 million for improvements at the park.

These newest grants are funded by state lottery proceeds and federal revenues from oil/gas leases and fuel taxes. The city will now be able to complete the perimeter path and add restrooms, picnic shelters, and an inclusive, natural playground. This will add a much-needed playground on the west side of Sutherlin. Construction is expected to be completed in 2024.

The playground will be built for inclusive play, self-discovery, and making friends—without barriers—welcoming to all ages and abilities. Play components will be integrated into the landscape design to complement the natural, open space park.

The playground components are not included in the grant funding. Specific sources for the components will be identified in the design phase. The Friends of Ford’s Pond will be kicking off a capital campaign this spring. Those wishing to make a donation at this time, may visit the Friends’ website (

3D RENDERING 12-20-21

Parking Lot

Parking lot and sidewalk construction, June 2021

Our goal is to enrich people's lives through providing park and recreation facilities that benefit the quality of life for all Sutherlin residents and visitors.  We invite you to explore the wide variety of park facilities throughout the City of Sutherlin area.

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Public Works Facilities Division is responsible for the over-all maintenance and development of all city parks.  Sutherlin offers over 240 acres of parks and recreational land to enjoy ranging from our most recent 25' x 100' Central Plaza Park to the 202 acre Ford's Pond site.

The way we utilize our leisure time directly affects our quality of life.  Each park and facility's information is located at the left!  A number of commuity events are held each year at our numerous park locations.

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