Dollar Mountain

Parks Updates

  1. Updates

    June 12, 2020 - The Skate Park is now open. New signage has been placed at the park alerting users to the social distancing restrictions established by state mandate. Park users must maintain 6-foot distancing. Groups of more than 10 people in the same party are prohibited. The park will be closed if distancing is not maintained or any vandalism occurs.

    Vehicles must leave spaces between other cars when parking. Visitors must enter and exit vehicles without lingering or congregating in the parking lot. Parks visitors should bring their own water and hand sanitizer and avoid touching any surfaces. Restrooms may be closed or have fewer than twice per day cleanings.

    June 3, 2020 - The BLM has reopened access to Dollar Mountain at NW Crescent.

    May 29, 2020 - Effective immediately the tennis courts, pickleball courts and dog parks are officially open. Locks have been removed and new signage in regards to proper social distancing will be up by June 1.

    Basketball courts, fields, pavilions and playgrounds remain closed at this time.

    Groups of more than 10 people are prohibited. Park users should bring their own water and hand sanitizer, avoid touching shared surfaces, and are prohibited from gathering or lingering in parking lots.

    For other restrictions due to Covid-19 and future updates, go to the city's COVID-19 Information page,
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Trail Planning Meeting

The City of Grants Pass will be conducting the next Dollar Mountain Trail Planning meeting on Weds, March 25th at 1:30pm in Council Chambers.

At the upcoming meeting we will be reviewing survey responses and trail data collection. If you are interested in being a part of the process we are seeking input from community members, user group representatives and nearby property owners.

The planning process of a phased trail plan is expected to be complete in early summer of 2021. The City will be seeking outside grant funding to assist with the construction of the trails and amenities and having a plan is the first step to successful grant applications.

Burn Update 

Prescribed burns will start on November 26, 2019 and continue through March 1, 2020. See the Prescribed Burn Notice (PDF) for more information.

Update 10/31/2019

The City was notified that we have been awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Parks Service for the development of a master plan for Dollar Mountain.

The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS-RTCA) program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.

Their planning work often leads to successful grant applications for the construction of trails. Part of what they do is effectively engage the public as part of the process. One of their recent Oregon projects was awarded the Excellence in Citizen Involvement Award from the American Planning Association. Leahnette Rivers from Columbia City worked with the NPS-RTCA team on the McBride Creek Trail project said “The RTCA’s expertise and experience with similar projects has been very helpful to us. Without their assistance, the project wouldn’t be where it is today and that includes a recent grant award.”

To learn more about this program and see examples of how the NPS-RTCA has helped other Oregon communities plan their trail park systems go to

Contact Us

  1. Wendy Giordano

    Parks & Property Management Superintendent
    Email Wendy Giordano

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Ph: 541-450-6060

    Staff Directory

    Park Surveys

    Go to the Park Surveys page.

  2. Permit Application

    Tree Permit Application (PDF)
    The Tree Permit application is required to remove, prune, and plant trees in the City right-of-way.

  3. Loudspeaker Policy

    The following rules and regulations for Outdoor Loudspeakers and/or Concerts in public parks apply:

    Loudspeaker Permit (PDF)