Innovative Corvallis Appeals to the Heart and Mind of Sports Fans
With a penchant for redefining itself and its future, Corvallis is a hub for innovation, on and off the field
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a foodie, there’s always something happening in Corvallis. Enjoy hiking, biking, birdwatching and other outdoor adventures in this beautiful part of the country that is home to more than 60 miles of multi-use trails. Visitors can savor locally-sourced meals, craft beverages and incredible scenic beauty while also enjoying some of the best sports events in the nation. Home to Oregon State University, your squad can cheer on their favorite college team, explore boutique shops on take a tour of lovely displays of public art. Visit Corvallis, and experience why life is delightfully different here.
Looking for fun activities nearby? Make a splash and catch a gorgeous Oregon summer sunset at Otter Beach Waterpark, part of the Osborn Aquatic Center. Learn what early life was like in Oregon at the Corvallis Museum, where hands-on art projects, storytelling and artifacts immerse you in the 19th century way of life.
Hike and bike your way around Corvallis through our 60+ miles of trails and the brand new Corvallis-to-the-Sea (C2C) Trail that connects Corvallis to the Oregon Coast. If you’re in need of a ride, rent your equipment from Peak Sports in downtown Corvallis. Grab your family or team and try to solve the puzzles to escape your room at Escape Corvallis.
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Sports Covered: All
As the largest university in the state, Oregon State University features some premier athletic facilities. From Reser Stadium, home of the school’s football team (seats 43,363) to Gill Coliseum (seats 9,604) which plays host to basketball, gymnastics, wrestling and volleyball competitions. The campus can host an array of indoor and outdoor sports like tennis, cornhole, and ultimate Frisbee, just to name a few.
ALSEA FALLS RECREATION SITE
Sports Covered: Trail running, mountain biking, BMX
Located in Oregon’s Coast Range, the site of the Alsea Falls XC Race provides a gorgeous natural backdrop in the titular falls for hikers, runners and bikers. The Fall Creek trailhead provides more than 12 miles of trails specially made for mountain bikers, though hikers are welcome to explore as well.
CORVALLIS PARKS & RECREATION
Sports Covered: Soccer, disc golf, softball, swimming, water polo, pickleball, ultimate frisbee
Corvallis Parks & Rec has you covered for all your sporting needs. Notably, the Crystal Lake Sports Complex features an impressive display of outdoor fields, with 10 soccer fields that can be used for lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee or rugby and nine little league baseball fields. Parks & Rec also operates the Osborn Aquatic Center which features an Olympic-sized 50-meter pool with a moveable bulkhead that divides the pool between its eight lap lanes.