Headquarters of the Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks District is located within the rustic, 26 acre Mt. Shasta City Park – 1315 Nixon Road – one mile north of downtown Mt. Shasta City on North Mt. Shasta Boulevard. Deeded to the Parks District by the City of Mt. Shasta in 2006, the park facilities include picnic areas, playgrounds, and five public buildings. The park and facilities are used extensively for private rentals, sponsored clubs, public events, as well as numerous educational & cultural classes. The park not only serves the recreational needs of our local residents, but also offers enjoyment to the many thousands of tourists who visit the Mt. Shasta area each year.
Mt. Shasta City Park is the site for the Headwaters of California’s powerful Sacramento River. Even in the driest years, clear, icy water rushes from the hillside feeding a picturesque pond area. Walk along the creek and follow footpaths that meander across small bridges, through hedges of horsetail fern and fragrant willow.
Shastice Park, at the north eastern part of the city consists of 38 acres, 14 of which are developed. The park provides a wonderful spot for a family or group outing with beautiful Mt. Shasta as a backdrop – best photo location in town!! Tennis courts, a lighted soft ball field, playground, multi-use field and walking trails are also available. The outdoor Siskiyou Ice Rink, open from November through mid-February, offers public skating, lessons, and adult & youth hockey. Come glide on the newly, expanded ice sheet for a unique skating experience at the base of Mt. Shasta. Shastice is also the home of the Mt. Shasta Skateboard Park, open year-round – bikes are permitted. Phase 1 of the Shastice Bike Park has been completed – Mountain bikers will enjoy the looping, trail network which winds uphill & down around the perimeter of Shastice – challenging both novice & experienced mountain bikers. Funding for Phase 2 is pending with future plans to develop additional bike trials & a skills area.
Group picnic areas are available for reservation at either the City Park or Shastice by calling the District office – (530) 926-2494. The District charges a group picnic fee ranging from $50 and up (depending on group size).