Carlton's Walk in the Park Foundation is the premier sponsor of an array of summertime events in and around Carlton, Oregon. Proceeds from these charitable events are passed along to worthy causes and organizations that benefit all of the residents of our community. We hope you will become part of our efforts by attending our events — or becoming a donor or volunteer! As always, good fun for a good cause.


Our History

Since its inception in 2003, Carlton’s Walk in the Park has raised over $700,000 to support local community and civic organizations including food banks, education, police and fire departments and athletics. This grassroots event began with the vision to give back and increase the social and economic viability of the communities of Yamhill and Carlton.

To date Carlton’s Walk in the Park has:

  • Been the primary support of the local food bank as well as a significant contributor to schools, police and fire departments and local athletic programs.

  • Brought visibility to the Yamhill and Carlton business communities.

  • Generated community involvement, as demonstrated by nearly 250 community volunteers.

  • Showcased some of the region's best art, food and wine.

  • Rebuilt a community-gathering place by reestablishing use and vitality of Carlton’s Lower Park.

  • Generated national media attention including the Wall Street Journal.