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Tour hours are: April– December from 8:00 to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10:00 a.m to 4 p.m, Saturday and Sunday; January – March 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information, visit www.libertyorchards.com
The Apple Capital Loop Trail is a scenic-waterfront 11-mile paved loop trail for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, and others. This scenic trail can be entered or exited from Riverwalk Crossing Pedestrian Overpass, located in the heart of Downtown Wenatchee. There are plenty of free public parking lots at several locations on both sides of the river. The Apple Capital Loop Trail crosses the Columbia at the north and south ends of Wenatchee and is lighted until midnight on the West side.
Park hours are dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.
MAC Gallery at Wenatchee Valley College
With the Music and Arts Center (MAC) and its associated “MAC Gallery,” the Art Department at Wenatchee Valley College is working to provide for the cultural needs of WVC students, including a welcoming forum for the community to experience high-quality contemporary art by invited first-rate art from working artists from the region and beyond, as well as exceptional work by WVC faculty, and students.
The MAC Gallery is a beautiful, white cube exhibition space, hosting monthly exhibitions. It enhances the instruction of the Art Department by providing chances for students to directly experience professional works of art, excellently displayed. Furthermore, the placement and prominence of the gallery in the building makes it a destination for the community that will augment the privately run Robert Graves Gallery, located in the other corner of our campus. Exhibitions complement Music Department events in the adjacent recital hall, as well as the mission of WVC to provide cultural opportunities for the entire community.
Welcome to one of Wenatchee’s most unique downtown destinations! Pybus is bursting with high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Washington wines and freshly-made, prepared foods. You’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the market.
The space also serves as an important community gathering point, along with supporting the over 150 family farms who will use the outdoor space as home for their local farmers market. Live local music “on the Rail Car” is featured Friday nights year round.
Rocky Reach Dam Museum and Visitor Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam. The center is easily accessible from Highway 97A and offers ample parking for visitors, including recreational vehicles and buses.
Those touring the facility will discover a museum, a cafe, balconies that offer panoramic views of the dam and grounds, the juvenile fish bypass system, the reservoir (Lake Entiat) and the Columbia River. A 90-seat theater shows movies throughout the day and upon request. Guided tours are available by appointment
Rocky Reach Dam is not only a primary source of valuable electricity for North Central Washington-it’s a great place to visit. Watch salmon and steelhead make their upstream migration through the windows in the fish ladder viewing room. Tour the museum exhibits or enjoy a picnic on the 30 acres of carefully manicured lawns and gardens.
Rocky Reach dam Visitor Hours
Wenatchee Valley Area Parks
Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail is managed by six different government agencies: The City of East Wenatchee, Douglas County Transportation and Land Services, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Parks and the City of Wenatchee. The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail traverses more than 13 miles of Columbia River shore lands.
Centennial Park – 130 South Wenatchee Avenue. Centennial Park was acquired in 1992. The 1 acre park has a stage, benches, and restrooms.
Chase Park – 145 South Delaware Street. Mable Chase donated her property for the .52 acre park in 1909. It has a picnic area and play equipment.
Community Center – 504 South Chelan Avenue. The Community Center provides a variety of services, programs, and rental facilities.
Eastmont Community Park – Corner of N. Georgia Ave. and Grant Rd in East Wenatchee, WA and houses the Eastmont Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Office. This 26 acre park features Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center, a sports field, a four-diamond baseball park, 4 picnic shelters, a horseshoe pit, a walking trail, a children’s playground, basketball and tennis courts, 3 restroom facilities, the Eastmont Radio Car Racetrack and the Timmy St. Vincent Memorial.
Kenroy Park – 700 N. James Ave East Wenatchee features two picnic shelters, a playground and the “Skateboard Park”.
Lincoln Park – 1410 Mission Street. Lincoln Park was acquired in 1958. The 22 acre park features: Athletic fields, picnic shelter, children’s play equipment, and a stage.
Locomotive Park – 1100 South Wenatchee Avenue. The 15 acre park was acquired by the city in 1951. It features a historical locomotive display.
Memorial Park – 2 South Chelan Avenue. Memorial Park was acquired in 1892, 1922, and 1929. The 3.8 acre park contains historical displays and a fountain.
Kiwanis Methow Park – 420 Methow Street. The park is 1.26 acres and features: A wading pool, picnic shelter, barbeque, play equipment, U-6 soccer field, and basketball court.
Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Park – located at 2326 Grand Ave in East Wenatchee, WA. overlooks the Columbia River, the East Wenatchee and Wenatchee Valleys, giving visitors a panoramic view which is a perfect location for area photographs. This park is used primarily as a vista view point by tourists and photographers – benches and a drinking fountain are available.
Pennsylvania Park – 219 Pennsylvania Avenue. The park was acquired in 1924. It is 1.02 acre park that features a multi-use field, wading pool, and play equipment.
Pioneer Park – 220 Fuller Street. Pioneer Park was acquired in 1908 and 1919. The 7 acre park features a skate park, picnic area, play equipment, outdoor 50 meter swimming pool.
Rainbow Park – 1411 North Wenatchee Avenue. Rainbow Park was acquired in 1999. It is a small grassy area adjacent to Wenatchee Avenue near Maiden Lane
Rotary Park – 1810 Maple Street. The park was acquired in 1997. The 8 acre park features: disc golf course, basketball court, picnic shelters, walking trail, play equipment, and splash pad.
Saddle Rock – End of Circle Street. The 325 acre natural area was acquired in 2010 from a private donation. It features habitat areas and non-motorized access trails.
Skyline Drive Outlook – 1536 Skyline Drive. The overlook was added to the park system in 2010. It features a panoramic view of Wenatchee Valley.
Tedford Park – 1st Street SE & S. Jarvis Ave in East Wenatchee, WA and features a 9-hole Frisbee golf course, a baseball diamond, lots of shade trees, restroom facilities, and picnic tables. A total of 11 acres.
Washington Park – 110 South Miller Street. Washington Park was acquired ion 1946. The 4.12 acre park features a picnic shelter, wading pool, grassy areas, and play equipment.
Wenatchi Park – 1401 McKittrick Street. Wenatchi Park was acquired in 1992. The 10 acre park is adjacent to Foothills Middle School. It is used primarily for field sports and open play.
Western Hills Park – 900 Westwood Drive. Western Hills Park was acquired in 1992. The 5 acre site is located behind John Newberry Elementary School and features a multi-use field.
Art on the Avenues operates “To provide our communities with sustainable, innovative, and educational programs through the exhibition and sale of sculpture”. Currently featured are 85 sculptures throughout Wenatchee conveniently located to provide a walking tour opportunity for our community.
Art on the Avenues relies on community support. Tax-deductable donations can be mailed to Art on the Avenues PO Box 3325 Wenatchee, WA 98807. If you would like to contribute to their endowment, please contact the Community Foundation of North Central Washington by calling 509.663.7716. To purchase a sculpture please contact us by calling 509.662.0059
The Wells Hydroelectric Project operated by the Douglas County PUD has a unique hydrocombine design that incorporates the powerhouse, spillway, switch-yard and fish facilities into one unit instead of many separate structures. The hydrocombine structure is 1,165 feet in length and the dam is 4,460 feet long overall. The dam has ten generating units rated at a combined 840 megawatts. Eleven gated spillway openings have the ability to pass over 8,800,000 gallons of water per second.
The Wells Dam Hatchery is one of two hatcheries in the Columbia Basin dedicated to the enhancement of the important summer Chinook salmon stocks. Adult summer Chinook are collected for brood stock in July and August. They may be seen in the holding ponds at the Wells Hatchery during those months. Juvenile summer Chinook are released from the hatchery in April and June. Approximately 3 million juvenile salmon and steelhead are released annually into the Columbia River and tributaries above Wells Dam.
Wells Dam is located in North Central Washington between Seattle and Spokane at river mile 515.8 on the Columbia River. It can be reached by driving north from Wenatchee along Highway 97 up the Columbia River.
Wenatchee First Fridays Arts Walk’s Goal: “To move people throughout multiple participating venues; exposing venues to new patrons and patrons to new art…which in turn, provides more opportunities for our artists working in their many art forms”.
Wenatchee First Fridays presents monthly self-guided tours of Wenatchee’s Arts Scene. This event samples local Visual, Performing, Literary and Culinary Arts events in galleries, shops, studios, streets, museum, theaters, churches, artisan markets and coffee houses. While centered in Wenatchee’s Historic District, the event also includes out-lying venues. 5-8 P.M., some venues have different hours. Free.