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.
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.
- The use of covered picnic areas in our parks is available on a first-come first-served basis for parties under 100 people.
- Parties over 100 require a Special Events permit applied for at least 45 days in advance of the event and will need to provide proof of liability insurance for the event.
- For more information, see Special Events under Planning.