Public Works Director
Welcome to the City of Umatilla Public Works Department.
Public Works purpose and responsibilities extend far beyond
providing and maintaining the City's infrastructure. We are
committed to safe and reliable roadways, a plentiful supply of safe
drinking water, and making Umatilla a beautiful place to live. Your
public works employees work hard each and every day and they are
proud to be able to make your life safer and easier. The Public
Works Department is responsible for Streets, Water, Sewer and
The Public Works department
maintains approximately 18.5 miles of city streets. Some streets in
the city, including 3rd Street, Powerline Road, Brownell Road,
and the Streets in the Port, are owned and maintained by Umatilla
County. Other streets and roads are maintained by the Oregon
Department of Transportation (6th Street, Highway 730, Highway 395,
Water is supplied to the City through the use of four
of the five City wells. They are the Golf Course Well, Intertie
Well, McFarland Well, Port Well and the original city well called
the Old River Well which is not used now.
A new sewer plant was built down by the
Columbia River in 1999 and is operated by the Public Works
The Public Works Department operates
five main parks, and four smaller parks. They are:
Nugent Park is a 40 acre site that was
acquired through the Bureau of Land Management by patent in 1962. A
boat ramp is situated in the park area on the shores of the Umatilla
River. The covered fishing dock was built with grant funds and is
situated on Corps property leased by the City.
Kiwanis Park, located near the
entrance to the McNary area, was developed with property donated to
the City by a private citizen.
Hash Park in McNary
includes a youth baseball/softball field, picnic tables, parking lot
3rd Street Soccer
Field - A soccer field with parking lot and restroom
Landing - "A" Street - This small park has a covered gazebo, benches
and access to the Umatilla River. The Umatilla Garden Club sponsored
a Blue Star Memorial and planted a flower garden at the park.
Other parks include 2
small parks in the South Hill area, a basketball court located
across from the LDS Church and a tennis court on Walla Walla