KELSO

Kelso was founded in 1847 along the banks of the Cowlitz River by Peter W. Crawford, a Scottish surveyor. Peter Crawford named the town after his home town of KelsoScotland. Kelso 
became an incorporated city in 1889 and today holds the population of 11,925. Kelso boasts with funding assistance from the Kelso Rotary Club the creation of Kelso Skate Park, completed in October of 2009. The community offers miles of walking, jogging, and biking trails, hiking, skateboard park, fishing, boating, hunting, golfing, motorcycle racing, and sporting events.
To access the City of Kelso Website click here.

RIVERSIDE PARK- is located on 1820 Westside Highway. This County park features playgrounds, picnic tables, a rent facility, sports complexes, an open grassy field, and a large network of walking trails.


Includes: playground, bathrooms, picnic tables, large pavilion area, sports complex, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball court, walking paths, open field, shore fishing

RIVER CITY TRANSIT- River City transit routes in Longview and Kelso. River City Transit has 6 different routes: route 31, 32, 33, 44, 45,  56/57.

Link to Route area: http://rctransit.org/systemmap/route-31/

Includes: bus stop

KELSO DOWNTOWN BRIDGE MARKET- is located on Three Rivers Drive. Open May 7th though August 27th selling fresh local fruit and vegetables.

Includes: local fresh fruit, vegetables

LOWER COLUMBIA SCHOOL GARDENS- The Lower Columbia School Gardens works with several Elementary and middle schools to develop their garden program. Through developing garden programs children and family's can bond through real food and hands on learning about gardening and cooking.

Includes: gardens, cooking and gardening programs

COWLITZ COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM- is located on Allen Street. The Cowlitz County Museum showcases  Cowlitz County history with exhibits, research facilities, and educational programs.

Includes: exhibits, education programs 

KELSO PUBLIC LIBRARY- is located in the Three Rivers Mall. The Kelso Public Library provides kids with story time and crafts. They host book sales, crafts, book clubs , give library cards out, and much more!

Includes: book clubs, crafts, story time, book sales, library cards, reading contests, Microsoft classes

CATLIN ROTARY SPRAY PARK- is located on the corner of Cowlitz Way. Catlin Rotary Spray Park is a great way to have a fun day in the sun. Its spray area, picnic, and seating area gives adults and children time to enjoy the park.

Includes: benches, restrooms, water spray play area, 

HEERENSPERGER FIELD- is located at Tam O'Shanter Park dedicated to David Heerenspergers mother Leona Bailey Heerensperger is a girls softball complex.

Includes: new fencing, dugouts, bleachers, and plaza entrance area
 

KELSO COMMONS-  is located in the business district on the corner of Pacific Avenue and Oak Street. The facility consists of picnic tables, park benches, media building, drinking fountain, and a memorial structure.

Includes: picnic tables, benches, memorial structure, drinking fountain, media building

KELSO VETERANS PARK- is located on the the corner of South Pacific Avenue and Oak Street. Kelso Veterans Park provides visitors access to picnic and seating areas.

Includes: picnic tables, park benches, drinking fountain, informational notice board, memorial structure

KIWANIS PARK- is located at 121 Allen Street just west of the interstate highway. The bench and landscape area provide a quaint respite for pedestrians and travelers.

Includes: bench, landscape

​LADS AND LASSIES PARK- is located on South 8th Avenue. They provide a playground and picnic area.

Includes: playground, park benches, picnic table, bike rack

RHODODENDRON GARDENS- is located between North Pacific Avenue and Kelso Avenue. The Rhododendron Gardens is a beautiful garden area.

Includes: Gardens

RISTER STADIUM- is located at Tam O'Shanter Park and dedicated in April of 2006 is a stadium named after Stan Rister, a passionate volunteer with Cowlitz Little League and Kelso Babe Ruth Leagues. The Rister Stadium is a 500 seat stadium.

includes: stadium seating 500, baseball field, dugouts

RIVERSIDE PARK- is located on 1820 Westside Highway. This County park features playgrounds, picnic tables, a rent facility, sports complexes, an open grassy field, and a large network of walking trails.


Includes: playground, bathrooms, picnic tables, large pavilion area, sports complex, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball court, walking paths, open field, shore fishing

ROTARY PARK- is located off of Burcham Street. Rotary park had a fun playground with a big shade cover. 

Includes: playground, covered area, picnic area, restrooms, open field

ROTARY SKATE PARK- is located at 1400 Burcham Street. The skate park provides an extensive bowl and street elements every skater will love.

Includes: skate area

SCOT HOLLOW PARK- is located at the intersection of North 19th Avenue. Scot Hollow Park provides a play area and picnic tables.

Includes: picnic table, park bench, open field for play

TAM O'SHANTER PARK- is located on 1655-173rd Avenue NE. Tam O Shanter Park offers a big playground, sports court and fields, and a nice grassy area. 

Includes: Rister Stadium, Heerensperger fields, concession stands, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer field, basketball court, horse shoe pits, picnic areas, restrooms, parking, trail system, 9 hole Frisbee golf course

TRIANGLE PARK- is located at the corner of Cowlitz Way West and West Main Street where the city maintains a welcome sign and some landscaping.

Includes: welcome sign, landscaping

WOODBROOK PARK- is located on Ostrander Road. Woodbrook Park provides a grass area and playground equipment.

Includes: playground equipment, open field

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KELSO SENIOR CENTER ASSOCIATION- is located on 8th Avenue at Catlin Hall. The Senior Centers gives seniors a chance to enhance their life experiences by offering services, activities, and a lifelong connection with peers.

Includes: support, services, games, wellness information, wellness information, bingo, fitness, pinochle, dancing, pool, books, bridge, ukulele, Wii. 

GAITHER POOL- is located on 1904 Allen Street. Gaither pool offers fitness classes and a rec swim team.

Includes: pool rental, swim meets. lap swim, rec swim, aerobics

JUGGERNAUT MIXED MARTIAL ARTS- is located in the Three Rivers Mall. The Juggernaut Mixed Martial Arts offers classes anywhere from kids MMA to kickboxing and fighting sessions.

Includes: kids MMA, fight fitness, fighters practice,  combat cardio, MMA 101, kick boxing, jujitsu  

MANASCO SOCCER FIELD- Located at 1800 Block River Road S. is five soccer fields and two restrooms.

Includes: restrooms, soccer fields

PLANET FITNESS- Opened 24 hours a day, located on Three Rivers Drive is a non-judgmental gym environment. They provide members with fitness training.

Includes: gym, training

RIVERSIDE PARK- is located on 1820 Westside Highway. This County park features playgrounds, picnic tables, a rent facility, sports complexes, an open grassy field, and a large network of walking trails.


Includes: playground, bathrooms, picnic tables, large pavilion area, sports complex, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball court, walking paths, open field, shore fishing

ROTARY PARK- is located off of Burcham Street. Rotary park had a fun playground with a big shade cover. 

Includes: playground, covered area, picnic area, restrooms, open field

ROTARY SKATE PARK- is located at 1400 Burcham Street. The skate park provides an extensive bowl and street elements every skater will love.

Includes: skate area

TAM O'SHANTER PARK-  is located at 1655-173rd Avenue NE. Tam O Shanter Park offers a big playground, sports courts and fields, and nice open areas for picnics. 

Includes: Rister Stadium, Heerensperger fields, concession stands, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer field, basketball court, horse shoe pits, picnic areas, restrooms, parking, trail system

THE FAMILY ROOM LLC- is located inside the Three Rivers Mall on 351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 159. The Family Room incorporates fun, family, and fitness together through an indoor playground, Nerf wars, Laser tag, and even birthday parties! Some fun activities are:  a rock wall, jumbo Lego's, swings, and a matted area.

Includes: indoor playground, nerf war, laser tag, birthday parties

THREE RIVERS GOLF COURSE- is located along the Cowlitz River on 2222 S River Road. The Three River Golf facility also has golf clubs for men and women for friendly competition.

Includes: golf

KELSO AND LONGVIEW VISITOR CENTER- is located at 105 N Minor Road in Kelso. The Kelso and Longview Visitor Center helps  tourists see value, direct them to our local events, businesses and treasures.

 

Includes:  gift shop, tourists information

COWEEMAN RIVER TRAIL- This 4 mile gravel trail starts at Talley Way north of SR 432 to Corduroy Road. It's great for walking, running, and biking.

Includes: trail

COWLITZ DIKE TRAIL- This 2.5 mile aspahlt trail is located from Cowlitz Gardens Road to west of S. Pacific Avenue. The Cowlitz Dike Trail is accessible for skating, wheelchairs, walking, biking, and running.

Includes: trail

RIVERSIDE PARK- is located on 1820 Westside Highway. This County park features playgrounds, picnic tables, a rent facility, sports complexes, an open grassy field, and a large network of walking trails.


Includes: playground, bathrooms, picnic tables, large pavilion area, sports complex, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball court, walking paths, open field, shore fishing

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