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Parks & Recreation Classes & Activities

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Parks & Recreation produces seasonal catalogs that provide the most up-to-date information about classes and activities, special events and camps. Registration for residents of Lake Oswego begins the Monday after you receive the catalog. You can view the current catalog here.

You can have a copy of the current catalog mailed to you by calling the Registrar at 503-675-2549. In addition to the published catalog, you can find all our classes and activities on the Online Registration website.


Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information about our scholarship program, please visit this page.

Just for Kids

Please Note: Most activities require registration; register online at or call 503-675-2549 for more information.

Preschool (Ages 0-4)

Indoor Playground
Rain? No problem! Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-11:30a at the West End Building! This is an ideal program for parents and caregivers. This playground is a dream come true for imaginative and energetic kiddos, with lots of room to run and play on our riding, pushing and climbing toys. Themed activities are presented each day at 10am. Please do not bring snacks containing nut products to Indoor Playground. Drop-In fee is $3 per day ($2 additional child) or you may purchase a 10-visit punch pass! No Indoor Playground 1/19, 2/16, 2/27, 3/23, 3/27, 5/25

Click HERE for further information

Parks & Recreation also offers:

  • Toddler Early Learning Experience
  • Hooked on Phonics Reading Enrichment
  • Child/Adult Art Programs
  • Summer Camps such as Kindercamp at George Rogers Park
  • Tiny Boppers and Mini-Ballerinas dance classes
  • Pre-Piano program
  • Skyhawks Sports Camps and Classes
  • Luscher Farm Children's Garden Nature Programs

School-Agers (Ages 5-12)

Classes include art, dance, photography, Red Cross babysitting, sports & more! For the full catalog of kids & teens programs view the current catalog. Classes typically include:

  • Afterschool and Saturday morning Art Classes
  • Knitting for Beginners
  • Lego Engineering
  • American Red Cross Safety classes
  • Piano Program and Private Lessons
  • Ballet, Modern Kids Dance, and Bellydance
  • Fencing Classes or Camps
  • Gymnastics Classes
  • Skate Park Open Skate or Camps
  • Youth Cross Country Runs

Please Note: At this time, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation does not offer a school-age (Ages 5-12) before/after school care program or full day care on no-school days.

Tweens & Teens (Ages 12-18)

Activities include the After School Activity Program (ASAP), events, volunteering, clubs & more! Check out the Teen Scene webpage here.

Adult Activities

Get Creative! -- Painting, drawing, and glass fusion fusion classes (platters, plates, ornaments, wall pockets & more), knitting. View photos of the upcoming Bob Ross Oil Painting masterpieces here!

Get Interested! -- Cooking, gardening galore, health seminars, meditation, investment & financial planning, and foreign languages and more. Don't forget Luscher Farm has programs too! Explore the Luscher Farm website here.

Get Moving! -- Dance (line, ballroom and belly dance), stretching, Nia, Pilates, fencing, martial arts, many different forms of Yoga.....drop-in basketball and volleyball, league basketball, adult coed soccer, & adult slow-pitch softball.

Get Outdoors! -- Thursday Hikes & Rambles, more nature walks, boating, rafting, kayaking & canoeing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, rock climbing, and even mountain climbing await you.

Specialized Recreation Programs (All Ages)

Persons with special needs are encouraged to participate in any of our programs. Please call Jan Wirtz at 503-675-2546 if you need any accommodations or if you have questions.

If you have any feedback on our programs or would like to submit a program request, we would love to hear from you! Click HERE to take our online survey!

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