Chelan Falls Park is a beautiful 33 acre day use only park along the banks of the Columbia River developed and maintained by the Chelan Public Utility District. It has facilities for a variety of water activities, including a boat ramp, docks and a swim area, in addition to ball fields, horseshoes, a basketball court, and a tennis court which is also lined for pickleball. Chelan Falls Park is free to access, and can be a great alternative during the summer months to the more busy parks on the shores of Lake Chelan.
In the center of the park shared with the soccer field, there is a backstop and benches for baseball and softball. Note, this is a grass field with no dirt infield nor bases. Check the Chelan PUD ballfield schedule to see games scheduled to be played on the field.
Towards the northern end of the park adjacent to the tennis court, is a single basketball hoop on a lined half court. The hoop and court are in good shape.
The Columbia River is a popular spot for boating, especially in the summer months when people flock to the river to tube, wakeboard and wakesurf. Chelan Falls Park has a two lane boat launch at the southern end of the park, complete with life jackets available to use for the day. There are also two floating docks, allowing short term moorage at the park.
Near the bathrooms at the southern end of the park are a total of four horseshoe pits, allowing two concurrent games of horseshoes. The stakes are in a sandpit with a small wooden backstop. Be sure to bring your own horseshoes!
A large grass soccer field with goals at each end lies in the middle of the park. The grass area is shared between the soccer field and a baseball field. Check the Chelan PUD ballfield schedule to see games scheduled to be played on the field.
Near the center of the park is a designated swimming area, cordoned off from the rest of the river with floating safety rope. There is a concrete retaining wall above the swim beach, providing the perfect place to view the fun taking place in the water. Note, there are no lifeguards at this beach.
TTowards the northern end of the park, next to the parking lot, is a single tennis court in great shape that is also lined for pickleball.
Chelan Falls Park has a nice grass volleyball court with a net in place year round. There are no lights on the court, and it's first come first serve.
Not far from the grass volleyball court, is a sand volleyball court, also with a net in place year round. There are no lights on the court, and it's first come first serve.
There is a two lane boat launch, with a dock in the middle at the southern end of the park, as well as a large parking area for boat trailers. There is no fee to launch your boat at the Chelan Falls boat launch.
There are two floating docks north of the boat launch available for first come first serve use. Short term boat moorage of no more than three hours is allowed at Chelan Falls Park.
There are large parking lots at the northern and southern ends of the park. The southern section of the park contains the boat launch and has parking available for boat trailers. During the offseason, the northern parking lot may be closed.
Near the northern end of the park next to the bathrooms is a play structure with a number of different slides attached.
There is a good sized picnic shelter in the middle of the park, with 8 to 10 picnic tables, capable of holding 8 adults each. The shelter has a sink with running water and electricity. Right outside the shelter is a BBQ grill that holds two regular size bags of charcoal. Reservations for the shelter can be made through the Chelan PUD website.
There are a number of picnic tables spread throughout the park. The northern section of the park has a somewhat secluded lawn area with a couple of picnic tables that make a perfect place to relax while enjoying some food.
There are two sets of restrooms in the park, at the northern and southern ends, and they have showers. The restroom at the northern end is conveniently located next to the playground, while the restroom at the southern section of the park is adjacent to the parking lot and close to the picnic shelter.