Outdoor Adventures

Pack for a hike, learn a new skill, or play in beautiful landscapes. We go on adventures in every season!  The outdoors can refresh your spirit like nothing else.

Want to see activities happening at Dorris Ranch? Head to the Dorris Ranch page.
Looking for camps? Head over to our Camps page.
Looking for No-school Days? Head over to our No-school Days page.


Snowshoeing the Cascades: Ages 10+. Take a 3-mile round-trip tour of scenic views and snowy wilderness (conditions permitting). For beginning and moderate skill levels; some elevation changes. Children ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants will attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique. Please bring your own sack lunch and water. Space is limited.
 
TBD. Check back soon for up-to-date information.
 

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners: Ages 10+. Includes pre-trip information and day-of instruction and guidance as you navigate some of the 20km of groomed trails around Willamette Pass Ski Area. Children ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants will attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique.
 
TBD. Check back soon for up-to-date information.


Moonlight Snowshoe Hike: Ages 10+. Strap on a pair of snowshoes, and let the light of the moon guide you on this three-mile round-trip tour of scenic views and snowy wilderness at Gold Lake (snow conditions permitting). For beginning and moderate skill levels; some elevation changes. Children ages 10–14 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will also attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment, and technique. Participants need wear sturdy boots and pack food and water.

TBD. Check back soon for up-to-date information.


Learn to Fish for Trout: Ages 8+. Just in time for a local free fishing weekend! Learn basic fishing techniques you can use in Oregon’s beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams. Learn how to interpret regulations, determine what equipment you need, tie a few knots, and explore basic tackle options. Presented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Angler Education Volunteers. Kids under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 4/25, 10am–1pm
$5 ID/$7 OD. Register here


Puddle Play: Tiny Treasures: Ages 1–4. Wear your boots for a morning splash through Dorris Ranch, and then get out the nets and oversized magnifying glasses for a closer look at what lives in and around the puddles. 

Dorris Ranch
Saturdays, 10–11am
$6 ID/$8 OD per session
1/18: Register here
2/8: Register here
3/7: Register here


 Wilderness Explorers: Ages 4–8. This six-session course equips youth with the tools they need to examine and appreciate our natural environment. Specifically designed to connect youth to nature by encouraging exploration and increasing kids’ comfort with spending time outdoors. This nature discovery program focuses on environmental likability, rather than environmental literacy.

Dorris Ranch
Tuesdays, 2/25–4/7, 10–11am 
$35 ID/$42 OD. Register here

Dorris Ranch
Saturdays, 4/25–5/30, 10–11am
$35 ID/$42 OD. Register here

Lively Park 
Saturdays, 2/29–4/4, 10–11am 
$35 ID/$42 OD. Register here

Lively Park 
Tuesdays, 4/21–5/26, 10–11am 
$35 ID/$42 OD. Register here


Current Classes

Browse the registration website below, or open it in a new tab.




FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.
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