Active Adults Programming



Any age

Looking for a unique and fun way to spend time outdoors at our parks? Geocaching (geo-cashing) is an environmentally friendly outdoor recreational activity.  This outdoor treasure hunting game involves searching for hidden objects using clues and GPS (global positioning system) coordinates. There are 9 geocaches strategically placed within and near the Oregon Park District’s parks and facilities.  Enjoy learning and taking in the beauty of these destinations while on your real life treasure hunt for geocaches!  You will need a membership, a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so you can navigate to a cache, a pen or pencil to sign the cache log, and you may want to bring an exchangeable treasure!  To start your adventure, retrieve a free Oregon Park District Geocaching Log Book & Guide online or at Nash Recreation Center today!


This drop in service is available for all visitors to Nash to enjoy our facility and stay active while ensuring the safety of your child. Call Nash Recreation Center for more details.

Mondays-Thursdays 430 pm – 730 pm


Dog Training Classes

18 and up

Pat Mandernach from Maestoso Kennels will teach positive obedience this summer.  Each class will include basic obedience behavior training, problem solving, retrieving, agility, the ability to comfortably introduce your dog to new people and dogs.  These skills will also help develop your dog to become a certified therapy dog.  If the trainer is under the age of 18, a guardian must accompany the trainer throughout the entirety of training.  In the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved to Maestoso Kennels’ indoor facility. No class 7/4 nor 7/11.

Fee:  $30/$36 NR  Day: Wednesdays
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160019-11 5/2-6/6 6-7 pm 4/27
160019-12 6/13-8/1 6-7 pm 6/8






Bike Night

Any age

Join us for Bike Night at Park West in between the tennis courts and the skate park. This event promotes bicycle safety for participants, families and vehicle operators alike!  Stop by different community booths to learn about resources available and gain more information on bicycle use in our town. Visit the brave members of the Oregon Fire Protection District along with the Oregon Police Department. We will have a bicycle rodeo set up for your child to ride through and stop of stations to learn more about bicycle control and safety. We hope you bring your bike and family for an evening of fun, giveaways, bicycle information and more.

Tuesday, May 1st            5-7 pm              FREE

All Ages
Bring your family out for our 2nd annual 1 mile fun walk/run through Park West! This color walk/run themed course will offer multiple color stations along the route.  Be prepared to get colorful and messy! After completing the course stay at the Park West Amphitheatre for our first Concert in the Park of the summer. All participants will receive a t-shirt, sunglasses and a hotdog/hamburger meal complete with chips and water.
T-Shirt Deadline: May 21st
Registrations after May 21st will not receive a t-shirt.
Registrations can be taken on-site, but must be paid with credit card!

Code: Date: Day: Time: Fee:
160018-20 6/5 Tues 6:00 pm $8 per person






Timberlake Playhouse-Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

18 and up

Join us for a day trip out to Mt. Carroll to visit Timberlake Playhouse!  Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot!  Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.  Sherlock Holmes is on the case.  Watch as the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.  Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. Meet at Nash as the park district will provide transportation. If you would like to drive yourself, you are able to do that as well.

Show begins at 2pm

Show is 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission.

If you are driving yourself, you must pick up tickets no later then the day before the show.

Fee:  $25/$30 NR
Day: Date: Time: Deadline:
Wednesday 7/25 1230-530 pm 7/11

Dog Days of Oregon

18 and up

Socialization is important to any dogs development and overall quality of life. However, in a small town it can be hard to find opportunities to safely socialize your dog.  Each first Monday beginning in April, we welcome dog owners and their dogs to Wiggly Field for a play date.  Dogs who attend, that are over the age of 1, are expected to already be well socialized with a variety of different dogs. We recommend everyone brings treats in order to encourage positive socialization behavior.  Dog handlers must be 18 years or older.  All dogs must have a current Wiggly Field membership.

Day: Date: Time:
Monday 4/2 530-7 pm
Monday 5/7 530-7 pm
Monday 6/4 530-7 pm
Monday 7/2 530-7 pm
Monday 8/6 530-7 pm

Tuesdays Walking Club

any age

Imagine yourself in another place and time as you walk through beautiful Park West where you will experience a simpler lifestyle.  Starting in April, there will be a walking club meeting at Park West each Tuesday.  Through your walk you are welcome to log in your minutes and enjoy camaraderie with fellow walkers.  No registration required!  Stop in on any Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. sharp at the upper parking lot shelter to get started!

Day: Date: Time:
Tuesdays 4/4-8/14 8-9 am






Spring Taft Campus Luncheon

any age

Thousands of participants have come to Taft Campus to teach and learn about the outdoors and to experience the vitality and sense of renewal started by Lorado Taft, yet those that live closest to it have yet to visit.  Join us in an excellent homemade luncheon serving Maple Vinaigrette Salad, Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushroom Gravy, Wild Rice, Egg Noodles, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Rolls, Hot Bread Pudding (dessert) and beverages served by Taft Campus.  An optional tour will be given following the luncheon along with other family-friendly activities throughout our time spent on campus.  Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to visit and experience Taft.  You may come as early as 1 pm and stay as late as 6 pm to enjoy the scenery of the campus or simply head out whenever you would prefer.  Lunch will be served at 2 pm.

Fee: $13/$15 NR
Deadline: Date: Day: Time:
4/18 4/22 Sunday 1-6 pm

Stronghold Spring Dine, Climb and Tour

any age

Enjoy this new dual option program with Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center! With registeration you may either choose the Dine & Tour option or the Dine and Climb option.  This makes the program great for all ages!  Lunch will be served at 1pm by Stronghold’s talented kitchen staff under the management of chef Teri Faulkner. Refreshments including coffee will be available. Doors open at 12:30pm.  Following lunch then you can choose to do the tour or the climb.

Tour-Enjoy a tour through the castle.  The tour includes information about the Strong family, the process of building their castle and brief touches of depression era history.  Attendees also get a glimpse into castle structure and medieval life.

Climb-This activity will include the high ropes course with an exciting zip line finish!  All particpants must be 12 years and older for the climb.

Fee: $15/$18 NR (dine/tour)  Fee: $25/$30 NR (dine/climb)
Deadline: Date: Day: Time:
4/9 4/15 Sunday 12 pm

White Pelican-Early Bird Kayak Club

any age

Get up-close views of pelicans, herons, cave swallows, and eagles on an early-morning kayak trip from the dam to Castle Rock State Park on the beautiful Rock River.  Cost includes kayak, paddle, life-jacket, and shuttle back to White Pelican launch point at Kiwanis Park in Oregon.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Don’t miss this great opportunity with White Pelican! Meet us at Kiwanis Park where White Pelican is located at: 201 N. 2nd Street Oregon, IL 61061.

Fee: $30/$36 NR
Deadline: Date: Day: Time:
6/2 6/9 Wednesday 7 am- 9 pm


walking to 3 years

Let’s head to the gym and burn off some energy!  These five week sessions will include marching, jumping, skipping, and dancing.  Class is instructed by Amanda Harbaugh. Class includes structured play, free play, and parachute time.  Toddlers must be accompanied by a caregiver. Classes held at Nash.

Fee:  $20/$24 NR Day:  Wednesdays
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160016-01 4/4-5/2 10-1045 am 4/2

Pop Up Play (Adult & Child)

any age

Bring your child out to the park for socialization as well as creative play in a new space.  This program is FREE and meant to benefit both adult and child in active play and discovery.  Every third Tuesday beginning in April, an OPD staff member will meet you at the park with the matierals for the planned activity. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled for that day.

See schedule below:

Tuesday, April 17-Parachute/Balls @ Fairgrounds Park 9-10 am

Tuesday, May 15-Sidewalk Chalk @ Park East-Upper 9-10 am

Tuesday, June 19-Cardboard Creation @ Park West 9-10 am

Tuesday, July 17-Sidewalk Painting @ Mix Park 9-10 am

Roxys-Paint N Sip

5-12 years

This art workshop is built for kids 5-12 years old with parental assistance.  Amy Fenwick, owner and founder of Roxy’s Boutique in Dixon, will provide step by step instructions in order for everyone to be able to paint their own masterpiece  You and your child will work with acrylics to create a lovely piece of art.  Sip on juice and enjoy snacks.  All supplies are included. Class will be held in the River Room at Nash Recreation Center.

Fee: $35
Deadline: Date: Day: Time:
4/7 4/21 Saturday 1-3 pm

Village Bakery Decorating Classes

K-3rd Grade

Join The Village Bakery and their talented staff for an exciting decorating experience.  This is a family oriented  program and we invite each youth participant to be accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Adult required to attend. Don’t miss this amazing experience to take home some memories.  Everyone takes home approximately a dozen baked goods.

Fee: $16/$20 NR
Deadline: Date: Day: Time:
 FULL 3/28 (Easter Treats 3-5 yrs) Wednesday 10 am- 12 pm
5/4 5/11 (Mothers Day K-3) Friday 4-6 pm
6/8 6/15 (Fathers Day K-3) Friday 1-3 pm
7/14 7/21 (Summer Treats 3-5 yrs) Saturday 9-11 am