This is the most significant park facility in the city system. Because of its size, central location, varied natural features and diverse recreational opportunities, Tam O’Shanter Park attracts large numbers of local and regional park users. Opened in 1958, this 38-acre park is located directly south of Kelso High School, adjoining the Coweeman River and is open year around.
This multi-use community park has the new Rister Stadium (baseball), Heerensperger Field (Girl’s softball), concession areas, five baseball fields (two lighted), three softball fields, a multipurpose field for soccer, a basketball court with six hoops, two horshoe pits, access to a regional trail system, 30 picnic areas, and 10 restrooms.
There is a large playground to the south of the fields for use by younger children.