Hood River Police Use of Force Reviewed

Following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the City of Hood River joined communities across the nation this summer in signing the Mayor’s Pledge, a national effort to evaluate Use of Force policies, make any necessary changes and listen to the community. City Council pledged to be involved in this process. In reporting findings, the City continues to seek community input, hear concerns and answer questions.

Council Commits to Equity

City Council passed a Resolution for Racial and Social Equity, acknowledging inequities that harm black, indigenous and other people of color. The resolution supports systemic change to identify and eliminate instances of bias and racial/social equity barriers in City programs, services and policies. Click thru to read more.

Parks Master Plan Nears Completion

City Council approved the multi-jurisdictional Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, scheduled for adoption by Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District in September. This plan, developed with robust community input, will be a guiding plan for the Hood River Valley’s cooperative, inclusive and interconnected system of parks, trails and open space.

City Adds to Bike/Ped Network

A new section of the City of Hood River’s pedestrian/bicycle network has been added — the Wilson - A Street Bicycle Corridor, with 18 new thermoplastic bicycle sharrows to keep pedestrians and cyclists off streets with higher vehicle traffic. More improvements are planned and a next phase forthcoming.

City Response to COVID-19 Continues

The City continues to respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Priorities include keeping essential workers and first responders safe, making operational changes throughout City departments in order to maintain all City services, providing public information, and collaborating with regional and local partners on the community response. Click thru to read more.

Masks Required in Outdoors & Indoors

Due to an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, new Statewide requirements begin July 15. The State now mandates face coverings to be worn in outdoor public places when 6' distance cannot be maintained, as well as wearing them in indoor public places. Also, indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited. The City appreciates everyone's cooperation.

Please Help Keep Our Parks Clean

If you pack it in, please PACK IT OUT. Despite putting out more garbage bins and collecting more frequently, the City is unable to keep up with debris increases at Waterfront Park. Please dispose of trash where food was purchased or plan ahead to PACK IT OUT. Thanks for your help.