About MAPARD

Mount Adams Park and Recreation District‘s mission is to provide for the health and well-being of our district residents and visitors through quality recreational facilities and programs for youth, adults, and seniors alike. With your ideas and involvement, MAPARD will be your voice in developing and executing a strategic plan for parks and recreation throughout the district.

MAPARD’s geographical area follows the boundaries of 5 local school districts (Glenwood, Klickitat, Lyle, Trout Lake, and White Salmon Valley) in Western Klickitat County (NOTE: the District does not include any portions of Skamania County) that serve the communities of Appleton, Bingen, BZ Corner, Dallesport, Glenwood, Husum, Klickitat, Lyle, Snowden, Trout Lake, Wahkiacus, and White Salmon.

Possible MAPARD programs, and projects include: Youth Sports and Skills Programs, Senior Programs and Activities, Adult Athletic Programs, Parks, Playgrounds, Ball Fields, Recreation Centers, Outdoor Skills Classes, Trail Building/Maintenance, River Accesses, and

Whitson Loop – 1 Km

This loop is mostly for the young and the young-at-heart. It circles Whitson Elementary School from the park and back, and is so fast that the finishers are coming back in even as the last of the starters are just … Read more →

Lyle Sandbar Access Meeting

Mount Adams Parks and Recreation District (MAPARD) is sponsoring a community meeting to discuss access to the Lyle Sandbar with County Commissioner Dave Sauter. The meeting is open to anyone from the Gorge area.  It will be held at the Lyle Lion’s … Read more →

Weldon Wagon Trail

A lovely, off the beaten track, hike above Indian Creek through Oregon white oak woodlands with open ridgetop meadows, wildflowers, and views of the White Salmon Valley all the way to Mt Hood. This historic wagon road was built in … Read more →

2016 SpringFest 1K-5K-10K Fun Run/Walk

Join your friends and neighbors on Sunday, June 5th for the 2nd annual SpringFest Fun Run/Walk before the Sunday festivities get underway at SpringFest. We start and end at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon, exploring some byways of the area on: a 1K … Read more →

2015 SpringFest Fun Run/Walk was an Incredible Success

   What an amazing day everyone had at the SpringFest Fun Run/Walk. We figured we’d be doing well to get 30-40 participants… well we sorta outdid that with somewhere between 130 and 160 participants. Of course, a GORGE-ous day didn’t hurt any, and the people were psyched for something like … Read more →

Spokes Bike Park

White Salmon SPOKES Bike Skills Park officially opened on Saturday, June 1, 2013, after 14 months, 864 volunteer hours, $20,000+ and lots of sweat!  A dedicated group of White Salmon area trail bike enthusiasts formed the White Salmon Spoke Club and worked tirelessly to develop this non-motorized BMX and … Read more →

Kids in Motion

Mt. Adams Park and Recreation District (MAPARD) has co-hosted two Kids in Motion events. Event activities have included a run, bike and skate fest to raise funds to support the Spokes Bike Park, a family bike skills park developed in White Salmon, free … Read more →

Columbia Hills Trail Daze

Columbia Hills Trail Daze Saturday May 2nd was a day of guided walks and talks beckoning visitors to Columbia Hills State Park. Activities included: Roving Ice Age Floods Interpretation – Horsethief Butte @ 10:00am. Pictograph Tours – Reservations required – … Read more →

Klickitat Rails to Trails

Take a hike, ride a horse or trail bike beside the Klickitat River following 31 miles of a “rails to trails” converted old railroad corridor linking the towns of Lyle and Goldendale. The Klickitat Trail offers spectacular river and canyon … Read more →

Beacon Rock

Beacon Rock has been an important landmark since before Lewis and Clark put it on their maps. Now part of a WA State Park it offers both camping and hiking opportunities in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. … Read more →

Recreation Leagues

Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Frisbee, Badminton, Tiddlywinks… Do you want to play and are looking for a league? Or do you want to help start a league? Would you like to join a league?  Are you in a league? … Read more →

Fun Run/Walk – Two 5K Loops – Combined 10K

Town Loop: Elevation Change 296 Ft. Wind your way through White Salmon’s quiet residential streets while friends and neighbors cheer you on. This loop features ever-changing sights, beautiful views of Mt. Hood and Hospital Hill, gentle grade changes and a short … Read more →

Bird Creek Meadows

The Bird Creek Meadows hike is mostly a moderate stroll along a steady incline from the banks of Bird Lake up through meadows, crossing streams, viewing waterfalls, and listening to dozens of birds to one of the most breathtaking viewpoints … Read more →

Dog Mountain Trail

With a trailhead conveniently located on Hwy 14 in the Columbia River Gorge, Dog Mountain is a destination for wildflowers and breathtaking views of the Gorge, Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. This popular mountain trail offers wonderful … Read more →

Community Partners

Community Partners of White Salmon is an all-volunteer organization helping make improvements to our local communities that enhance livability and quality of life for local citizens and visitors alike. Since our inception in 2010 we have helped significantly improve attitudes and … Read more →

Disc Golf Course(s)

White Salmon groups have restarted discussions with MAPARD toward building one or more disc golf courses to serve residents and visitors of the District. Finding locations for the projects that are convenient for users, showcases the scenic and natural beauty of the area, and provides … Read more →

Playgrounds

MAPARD recognizes that PLAYGROUNDS are more than important, they are a fundamental part of childhood play, growth, and development. Children who develop a passion for active play also tend to develop joyous, full, and healthy lifestyles. To that end we are … Read more →

White Salmon Aquatics

The City of White Salmon has assigned a Pool Committee to develop a plan to upgrade or replace the 70+ year-old White Salmon Pool. MAPARD fully supports this vision and will lend our voice and support  to their initiatives for … Read more →

Mt Adams Big Lava Beds

The Big Lava Beds is a volcanic feature, but not a classic volcanic cone. Rather, it is a 20-square-mile basalt flow that oozed out of fissures and cracks some 9000 years ago from a source vent in the north-central part … Read more →

Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike

This relatively short hike through a preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, amazing spring wildflowers, a gnarled old oak forest, and tops out in an old cherry orchard with … Read more →

Ultimate Frisbee After School Mini-Camp

Mt. Adams Park and Recreation District, Henkle Middle School and Gorge Ultimate invite students to participate in the Ultimate Frisbee After School Mini-Camp , June 1, 2016, 4th-8th grades 1:30-2:30 pmCLC only 2:30-3:30, Henkle Middle School 480 NW Loop Rd, White Salmon, WA. This one-day camp is organized … Read more →