Bishop City Park
The City of Bishop City Park was created on land partially owned by the City of Bishop and land leased from Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. Located downtown, on Main St., the park is a popular attraction for community members and visitors alike. People of all ages enjoy the shade of the trees, the gazebo and pond, the birds, fish, and areas to have picnics and barbeques. There are two playgrounds, walking paths and a stream to ride or walk along, making it perfect for kids, families, wheelchairs, and adults alike.
For those who are intereseted in sporting activities, the Bishop City Park has lots to offer. The city park has a pool, open seasonally, with diving boards and a large slide, as well as a baby pool. Please visit the City of Bishop website to learn more about the pool and hours of operation. There is a skate park, often busy with skateboarders, as well as kids and adults on scooters, BMX bikes, and roller blades. The park has tennis courts and a sand volleyball court, as well as numerous sporting fields, which provide the community a place to come together to play soccer, baseball, and softball.
Included in the City Park area, is a Dog Park to provide a play area for your K-9 family members, a community garden to provide space for garden growers, an outdoor gym to get in shape while enjoying the mountainous views, and a growing Arboretum with trees local to our desert and mountain areas.
Whether you are a bird watcher, an athlete, or just come for a little rest and relaxation you will find a place to enjoy your time.
Millpond Recreation Area
Millpond Recreation Area is one of Bishop’s best kept secrets. It is a wonderful area that includes a baseball field, two playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, lots of open grassy areas, and the pond, which has good swimming access, fishing, as well as a handicap accessible dock.
To schedule the use of the softball fields for play or tournaments contact Brown’s at (760) 872-6911.
There is access to Browns Millpond Campground from the Millpond Recreation Area.
Every September the Millpond Music Festival is put on by the Inyo Council for the Arts at the Millpond Recreation Area. Musical groups travel far and near to perform in this picturesque venue. It is a great family-friendly event and one worth checking out. A number of camping areas open up within the Millpond Recreation Area, for both RVs and tent camping.
Millpond is located on Sawmill Rd., 6 miles northwest of town.
Izaak Walton Park
Izaak Walton Park is managed by Inyo County and although it is smaller than the other two parks listed on this page, it is beautiful! There is a playground, a great grassy area, BBQ area, b=and an incredible stream that runs through it. This park has numerous trees and offers lots of shade. That combined with the stream make it a favorite.
The Izaak Walton Park is located on the west side of town, at 3600 W. Line St. (also known as Highway 168).