Welcome to North County Recreation Association (NCRA)

We are a non-profit organization, run by community volunteers, that supports and benefits the Youth Sports Complex in Castle Rock, WA, since 2003.

Welcome to North County Recreation Association (NCRA)

We are a non-profit organization, run by community volunteers, that supports and benefits
the Youth Sports Complex in Castle Rock, WA, since 2003.

The North County Recreation Picnic Pavilion is now available to rent for Private Events including Family & Class Reunions, Graduation Parties, Retirement Parties, Memorial Gatherings, Birthdays, Showers, and other events.

The open-air soaring cathedral ceiling features beautiful, stained tongue and groove fir, giant wood beams, and rustic logs supporting the perimeter. Several half walls, full walls, and sliding walls help block wind and protect from inclement weather. The venue can host up to 275 guests with 3,650 square feet of space.

The Pavilion offers lovely, landscaped grounds, and a sweeping brick paver walkway leading to the foyer entrance lit up with two wrought iron Wagon Wheel chandeliers. Edison string lighting runs throughout for ambience, and the main entrance will soon feature a large water fountain with lighting. Tucked in the two corners on the west end of the Pavilion, there are two buffet counters with plug-ins, and a full built-in Bar featuring a “live-edge” wood bar, rustic corrugated metal siding, pendant lighting, and a built-in light up “Grease Board” for a “Special Drink” Menu.

Our beautiful event venue was built with all volunteer labor and funded with State & Local Grants, beginning in 2019. As a non-profit, all of the funds raised from the rental fees of the Picnic Pavilion go directly towards maintenance of the Youth Sports Complex and the equipment used to maintain the park. In 2023, over 660 children played sports at the Complex. We expect that number to rise as the population in the north end of Cowlitz County increases

We Appreciate your support!

Please note: Due to our on-going construction projects, which include a Kitchen, Restrooms, and a Bridal Suite, we will not be offering the facility for Weddings until late Summer of 2024.  We thank you for your patience with our continuing construction.

Wedding Event Rentals

Event Rentals


CR/TL Baseball

North County Fastpitch

CR/TL Soccer


North County Recreation Association (NCRA) is a non-profit and all volunteer organization that was formed in 2003

Our focus is to provide and support Youth Sports in the north end of Cowlitz County which includes Castle Rock, Toutle, & Vader, WA. Under the umbrella of NCRA are the 3 operating Youth Sports Clubs: Baseball, Fastpitch & Soccer. The Youth Sports Complex was built with all volunteer labor and state & local grants over the last 20 years, and includes 2 Baseball fields, a Utility field, 2 Softball fields, and 2 regulation size Soccer fields. We continually try to make improvements to the facility. The 65-acre park also includes a Concession stand with Clubhouse, Batting Cages, paved Walking Trails for the Public with lighting, a Boat Launch facility on the Cowlitz River, and a Community Garden & Orchard that helps provide food for those in need. Future improvements could include an additional Utility Field, a Babe Ruth field, Basketball & Volleyball courts, a Playground, and perhaps a few RV sites.

Under Construction 2006

In 2019, again with the help of all volunteer labor and state & local grants, NCRA built a beautiful open-beam log Picnic Pavilion to provide a space for the community to hold gatherings and events. In addition to our own fundraising events the Pavilion can be used for Weddings, Concerts, Reunions, and Parties, filling a much-needed niche in the community while at the same time helping to raise crucial operating funds for the Youth Sports Complex. To date 2023, NCRA has been awarded over $1,022,166 in grants for improvements to the facilities. NCRA’s annual expenses for insurance, fertilizer, waste control, PUD, equipment & maintenance costs exceed $55,000 per year. Renting the Pavilion out for private events provides an important revenue stream for NCRA helping us keep the Youth Sports Complex running.