Youth Classes

Any Age

Ahoy Mateys! Bring your family out for a Summer voyage through Park West!  This mile long course will offer families fun stops along the way, before reaching the finish line. Don’t forget too dress up in your favorite beach or pirate attire. What treasure awaits at the finish line?

After completing the voyage get marooned at the Park West  Amphitheater  to take in Pirates over 40, a Jimmy Buffet cover band! All participants will receive a cheeseburger in paradise dinner!

Fee:  $7/per person Day:  Tuesday
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160018-20 6/6 6 pm sharp 5/24 to get a shirt

Ages 5-8 years

Join Young Rembrandts to learn to draw things that zoom and move and even fly, by land and sea and way up high! Cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters and more will inspire your drawings. On the last day you will create an extra large scene with many roads, bridges and vehicles – up, down and all around. For more information about Young Rembrandts visit

Fee:  $45/$54 NR Day:  Tuesday
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160015-60 6/13-6/27 10-11:30 am 6/8

Ages 5-8 years

Join Young Rembrandts for a fun underwater adventure as we explore what lies beneath the sea: colorful fish, sharks, mermaids, a shipwreck and more! On the final day we combine what we’ve learned into an extra large colorful underwater scene. Its sure to be a SPLASH. For more information about Young Rembrandts visit

Fee:  $45/$54 NR Day:  Tuesday
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160015-61 7/11-7/25 10-11:30 am 7/6


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 10 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!

Any Age

National Bike to Work week is May 15-19. Join the Oregon Park District as we promote National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. Energizer stations will be available with snacks, prizes and bike accessories in our parks and on the Oregon Bike Trail. look for Park District staff from 7-8:30am and 4-6 pm during your commute.

Any Age

Join Bill Bailey and Connie Stauffer for historic walking tours through Oregon and the nearby surrounding area. Bring sunscreen and water to these great adventure. We will not walk far, just long enough to gain a wealth of knowledge! Meet at Nash for all tours. The Park District will provide all transportation when needed.
Fee:  $2/$3 NR Day:  Wednesdays
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160024-61 6/7 9 am-11 am 6/5
160024-62 6/28 4-6 pm 6/26
160024-63 7/5 9 am-11 am 7/17
160024-64 8/9 4-6 pm 8/7


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

Any Age

Join us for Rock River Community Bicycle Night. This event promotes bicycle safety for participants, families and vehicle operators alike! Bring your bike to Park West for family fun, prizes, bicycle information and more.

Thursday, May 25           5-7 pm         FREE

Ages 11 and up

Join us for a new series of trending DIY crafts.  Maybe you have noticed these painted patterns on local barns, homes, garages and more. An experienced instructor, Karen Hilliard will lead a one day workshop  to walk you through the steps of creating your own unique barn quilt pattern for your home or for a gift. All materials are included. Participants should bring a blow dryer with to class. No painting experience is required and many paint choices will be available.  Participants are welcome to bring a lunch with them.

Fee:  $42/$50 NR Day:  Saturdays
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160019-06 5/20 9:30 am-3:30 pm 5/17

Any Age

Join local artisans on June 20th for an opportunity to paint the park!  Sign up today and guarantee your own 5′ x 5′ square or share with family and friends. Painting kits will be provided  and includes 5 pints of tempera (Black, White, Red, Blue, Yellow), chalk to sketch your design, and (2) 1 inch brushes.  Bring a water container, paper towels, palette, and larger brushes. Stay after to enjoy our concert in the park series which begins at 7 p.m.

Fee:  $15 Day:  Tuesday
Code: Date: Time: Deadline:
160019-19 6/20 5-8 pm N/A


Any Age

Come out to Park West to meet local artists, browse their creations or even purchase some works for your home. During this unique experience we will also have sidewalk painting to participate in.  Pre-registration for the sidewalk painting is required.

Interested in being a vendor?  Contact Amanda Zimmermann at 732-3101 or

Tuesday, June 20       5-8 pm