Parks

Philomath residents and visitors are able to enjoy parks located throughout the city. The City owns and maintains 10 parks that together comprise a total of approximately 43 acres. They include a community park, a nature park, and several neighborhood parks. All City parks are open daily from dawn to dusk. Descriptions of each park are available in the links below.

Dogs in Parks:

Dogs in Parks: Dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 10-feet in length and under the control of the person holding the leash at all times. Marys River Park has a designated off-leash zone located at the north end of the park (directly behind the library).

Overnight Camping:

Overnight camping in this area is available at Benton County Fairgrounds -- Call (541) 757-1521.

 

Park Reservations: Reserve a park for your event online!

Residency for park fees is based on City Limits addresses. Anything outside of City Limits is a Non-Resident.

Please review the Park Use Rules and Fees (PDF) closely prior to submitting a reservation request.

All applications submitted through the online system are considered requests until confirmed by the City of Philomath. Every effort will be made to approve requests, but the submittal of an online request should not be considered a guarantee of reservation until confirmed.

For questions about Park Reservations, email Philomath Parks or call 541-929-3001. Calls will be returned as soon as possible though may be returned the next business day due to staffing.

Additional things to keep in mind for reservations:

  • Reservation requests will be accepted from 12 months in advance to 7 days prior to your event date. For events sooner than 7 days out, outdoor spaces that are not reserved will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All alcohol permits will require a certificate of insurance prior to being issued.
  • Park users create a simple account in the reservation system which will allow for streamlined reservation requests in the future. 

Skatepark Design and Feasibility Study

The City of Philomath started working with Grindline Skateparks, Inc. in June of 2023 to come up with conceptual designs of what a new skatepark could look like for Philomath.

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Randy Kugler Community Hall

Philomath City Park

299 S 23rd St, Philomath, OR  97370-9359
City Park is the oldest park in the community. The 10½ acre park with Newton Creek running through it includes many amenities and is the frequent site for community events.

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Marys River Park Shelter

Marys River Park and Natural Area

300 S 11th St, Philomath, OR  97370-9095
Marys River Park and Natural Area is an open space community park. The mostly undeveloped 28 acres along the Marys River provide opportunities for quiet enjoyment of the natural environment. There are three bridges within the park.

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Flossie Overman Discovery Park

Flossie Overman Discovery Park

524 N 11th St, Philomath, OR  97370
Amenities at this 0.42 acre neighborhood park on North 11th Street include a basketball court, swings, slide, sand pump and plenty of boulders and logs to climb on. Described as a natural playscapes park, kids young and old can let their imaginations fly as they discover the hands-on opportunities to play and learn.

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Westbrook Park

Westbrook Park

250 Jade Pl, Philomath, OR  97370-9442
Westbrook Park is a neighborhood park constructed as part of a new subdivision development. It includes a small basketball court, playground equipment, covered picnic area and gravel walking path. Neighbors in the Westbrook Subdivision take pride in helping maintain this neighborhood park.

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Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park

1545 College St, Philomath, OR  97370-9251
Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park is a 0.26 acre neighborhood park built in 2023-2024 consisting of a Veterans memorial and seating area with flag poles and peaceful landscaping. For multigenerational use, the park also has a play area with swings, a spinner, and a 2-5 play structure on an ADA "grassy" play surface.

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Newton Creek Park

Newton Creek Park & Path

Newton Creek Park is a neighborhood park that stretches from Applegate Street (west of 27th Street) to Main Street. Along this paved bike path that wanders next to East Newton Creek, visitors will find two playground areas with picnic tables and a water fountain. Exiting the north end of the park, the path continues on to the east connecting Philomath and Corvallis for easy bicycle commuter use.

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Triangle Park

Triangle Park

700 College St, Philomath, OR  97370-9385
Triangle Park is a neighborhood park that features a playground area and small basketball court. It also has a small covered shelter with a picnic table and benches.

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Reservoir Park

Reservoir Park

3100 Applegate St, Philomath, OR  97370-2010
Reservoir Park provides a natural setting at the east end of Applegate Street for area residents to enjoy the park bench or picnic table and take in the views of Philomath and Marys Peak to the west. Built on the site of the original city water reservoir, the neighborhood park now provides natural trail access from the Neabeack Hill neighborhood.

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Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park

1202 Pioneer St, Philomath, OR  97370-9426
Pioneer Park is a small neighborhood pocket park where you can enjoy the park bench and grass.

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Dale Collins Park

Dale Collins Park

1501 Applegate St, Philomath, OR  97370
Dale Collins Park was created with the construction of the highway couplet. Its most prominent features are the community electronic readerboard sign that is used to advertise local events and the whimsical "Traveling the Applegate Trail" mosaic public art structure. In addition, it has a park bench and picnic table where visitors can take a break in the shade of the park trees.

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