Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Free: 6 years and under
$1.00: 7 years and older
$8.00: 10 visit Punch Pass
$30.00: Season Pass
Find out more at the Ontario Recreation District website!
With the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2021, citizens of Ontario will see one less fee on their utility bill. During budget discussions, the Budget Committee approved to remove the Public Safety fee. The fee was lowered from $5 last year and will be eliminated this year. Citizens will see the charge prorated in their August bill, after which, it will not be billed.
The Beck-Kiwanis Park tennis courts are being rehabilitated to offer more recreation opportunities for the public. In addition to tennis courts, the update will include a pickleball court. The city is grateful for the partnership with Four Rivers Community School to see this project happen! More updates to come.
Notice something different Downtown? The roped off hole at Moore Park is being prepared for the pouring of a concrete base which will sit as the foundation for a gazebo. The gazebo will serve as a beautiful meeting point, a spot for shade, and a performance area.
The city is grateful for the generous donation of the gazebo from the LeBoutillier family. The structure is currently being treated and will go up once the concrete foundation has been poured.
The city received a $67,298 grant from the Oregon Transportation Committee. The budget committee approved an additional $7,703 as a grant match. These funds will go toward the design engineering of the North-South Trail which will connect Lion's Park with the State Recreation Park on the north side of Ontario. Combined with the Treasure Valley Connector Trail, this will offer approximately 3 miles of multi-purpose trail.
The Treasure Valley Connector Trail on alongside Park Boulevard.
The City of Ontario is pleased to announce the building of a second Dutch Bros location in Ontario! The second location will be built at 1487 SW 4th Avenue. View the full press release below.
The City of Ontario and Jacobs secured a $360,000 grant from the ODOT Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program. Grant funds will be used to fill in stretches of sidewalk in areas used by children to walk to school. A special thanks to May Roberts Elementary, Aiken Elementary, and Alameda Elementary for their letters of support. For more information, view the linked press release.
View Press Release Here
The City of Ontario was recently awarded the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2020-21 Budget. As described by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), "The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
Read the full press release here.
The Fall Cleanup Program is back! Last year, Jacobs picked up over 100 truckloads of leaves, branches, and yard debris around Ontario. This year's pickup will occur between November 16-20. Please see the details below.
Community in Action and the City of Ontario will hold a workshop for five potential sites for the temporary homeless shelter. The workshop will take place Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 2-6PM at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. You can also participate online by taking a survey here. The survey closes next Tuesday, October 27. We invite the community to add their feedback to either event!
Check back for updates on what's happening in Ontario.