Pendleton Family Aquatic Center

1901 NW Carden,
Pendleton, OR

The Pendleton Family Aquatic Center is one of the most affordable pit stops I’ve seen in a long time! If your family destination for summer takes you along I-84 near Pendleton, OR, you’ll want to stop! The park features gigantic water slides, over 200′ of open and closed tubes, three pools, family picnic facilities, and children’s water features, offering visitors a big bang for their (few) bucks of admission.

Photo courtesy of Pendleton Family Aquatic Center

Reviewer Becky says: “Pendleton Aquatic
Center is so close to I-84, it could almost be a rest area. Incredibly cheap, fantastic, and an athletic place to burn off some energy. Of course, you may have a hard time prying them away!”

A few details you’ll want before unloading the car and applying the sunscreen: Float toys are allowed but not water wings, and children under 9 must be supervised. There is a 48″ height requirement for big slides.

Money-saving Tip! If you think you might by stopping by again, it could be worth your while to purchase a discount punch card for $25 ($30 value). The card can be used by anyone in the family for pool entry only. This represents approximately 10 youth visits or 7 adult visits to the pool.

Date last visited: Ongoing visits.

Distance off the interstate: One minute!

Hours: From Memorial Day to Labor Day: 12 noon-8 pm

Admission Prices:
Ages 2 and under: FREE (with paying adult)
Ages 3 to 17: $ 3.50
Ages 18 and over: $ 5.00
(These prices are for residents AND non-residents.)

Food Services: There is a concessions booth, as well as BBQ and picnic areas. Outside food and snacks MAY be brought in. No glass containers, however.

Bathrooms: Located on-site.

Website: Pendleton Aquatic Center

Phone/Information Line: From June through August, call (541) 276-0104 for info and weather closures. Parks Office: (541) 276-8100

Directions: Take exit 207 from I-84 onto Westgate Road headed east, then turn left at Northgate (approx. 1.8 miles), right on NW Carden, and left at Pendleton High School entrance. Parking is on left above the pool.
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Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




  1. I love ur pools it the best I’m going this Monday so excited with my friend too

  2. i just went there yesterday it was awsome so exited

  3. Just want to point out that you should check our website for the most current rate information – http://www.pendletonparksand We’re still affordable but our daily admission did increase this year. Thanks for visiting!

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