Grays River Valley Center is located in the old school building in Rosburg, Washington, in Johnson Park.
The acreage on the hill was sold to the county by the Johnson family to Wahkiakum County for $1.00 in 1935. The deed specified that the land be used for a park, or as a public school as long as the local school district wanted it. Work began on the school building the next year, and in the early 1950s another wing was added to this K-8 school building. In the early 1970s, the school served Kintergarten through Sixth grade students, with the opening of the district’s Junior High in Naselle. The school building was closed as a grade school in the late 1980s, and revived as a middle school during Naselle plant reconstruction, in the 1990s. In 2008 the building and the land reverted to the county.
Grays River Valley Center provides the local community and the greater lower Columbia River community with a unique public space, with room for many community and voluntary efforts. The Center also rents rooms to individuals, businesses the Department of Health and Human Services, West End Food Pantry and the Sheriff’s Department.
Among the Center’s star attractions include:
- Sewing Center May – Oct 10am to 1pm Nov – April 11am to 2Pm
- Exercise Room
- Commercial Kitchen
- The Mayme Johnson Activity Room
- Grays River Valley Library and Computer Center
- Game Room
- Craft Room (Coming Soon)
- Walking Trails
- Baseball Field
- Picnic Area
- Beautiful Grounds to play with your children and pets. Pets must be leashed at all times.
The library shows a movie every Saturday night, 7:00 PM, at the North Entrance to the Center (cafeteria). Yoga (Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6PM-7PM) Sept-June. This and other rooms are available for public use, for free, and for private groups, for established fees. Please see our Calendar page for more events. Please see our Sponsorship page for pricing. See our Libaray page to learn how you can help.
Grays River Valley Center is manned by volunteers and organized by the Grays River Valley Citizen Advisory Board — which is itself appointed by the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners.
Volunteers, Committee Members. Sponsorship’s, donations, and grants are actively sought and welcomed.
And please consider this as an invitation to get involved.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday -12pm to 5pm
Wednesday – 12pm to 5pm
Thursday – 1pm to 5pm
Friday – 12pm to 5pm
Saturday – 12pm to 6:30pm
Sunday – Closed