Are you looking for ways for your kids to stay active during the summer? We have looked around Bend, La Pine, Redmond, and Prineville areas to see what these towns offer for children to do during the summer. See Parks and Rec departments’ contact information and offerings, as well as things you can do on your own below. Please note scholarships are offered at all three parks and recreation departments.

Bend:

  • Bend Parks and Recreation
    • Where to get information:
      • Website: bendparksandrec.org
      • Phone: (541) 389-7275; Juniper Swim and Fitness (541) 389-7665
      • Locations: 799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702 (Administration and Recreation Services) & 800 NE 6th St, Bend, OR 97701 (Juniper Swim and Fitness Center)
    • Free Events:
      • 4-10 years old:
        • Days of Play: June-August @ Various Parks (Orchard Park, Pilot Butte Park, Harmon Park, Etc.)
        • Discover Nature Days: July-August @ Various Parks (Ponderous Park, Sawyer Park, Shevlin Park, Etc.)
      • 5-12 years old
        • Art in the Parks: July-August @ Various Locations (Larkspur Park, Orchard Park, Sun Meadow Park, Etc.)
      • All Ages
        • Playful Pets: June 18th @ Ponderosa Park Picnic Shelters
        • Let’s Picnic: July-August @ Various Locations (Providence Park, Al Moody Park, Larkspur Park, Orchard Park, and Pine Nursery Park)
    • Events, Fees Vary (Scholarships Available):
      • 3-5 years old
        • Born to dance: June-July @ Academie De Ballet Classique (~$50)
        • Lil dragons: June-September @ Odyssey Martial Arts (~$60)
        • Swimmer buddies: June-August @ Juniper Swim and Fitness (~$80)
      • 10+ years old
        • Archery- the Ancient Art: July-August @ The Pavilion (~$30)
        • Caving: July-August @ The Pavilion  (~$30)
        • Unicyling: July-August @ The Pavilion (~$30)
        • MUCH MORE
    • Juniper Swim and Fitness Prices:
      • Youth (3-18): $6/day

 

Redmond:

  • Redmond Parks and Recreation
    • Where to get information:
      • Website: raprd.org
      • Phone: (541) 548-7275
      • Location: 2441 SW Canal Blvd, Redmond, OR 97756
    • Free Events:
      • 4th of July celebration for all ages
    • Events, Fees Vary (Scholarships Available):
      • 3-5 years old:
        • African Safari: July @ RAPRD Activity Center  (~$25)
        • Latreia Dance Academy: July-August @ Latreia Dance Academy (~$50)
        • Pre-K Gymnastics: June-September @ Redmond Gymnastics Academy ($50-$85)
      • 7-12 years old:
        • Kids Street Dance Camp: July @  RAPRD Activity Center (~$25)
        • Diane’s Horseback Riding: July-August @ Diane’s Riding Place (~$100)
        • Parkour/Freerunning (6-18 years old): June-September @ Redmond Gymnastics Academy ($50-$85)
      • 12+ years old
        • Ultimate Frisbee (14+): August-September @ Umatilla Sports Soccer Field (~$60)
        • Top Pin Pro Archery (8-18 years old): June-August @ Top Pin Archery Shop (~$25)

 

La Pine:

  • La Pine Parks and Recreation
      • Where to get information:
        • Website: lapineparks.org
        • Phone: (541) 536-2223
        • Location: 16405 1st St, La Pine, OR 97739
      • Free Events:
        • Cascade Lakes Relay for all ages: July 29th-30th to Sign up go to http://www.cascadelakesrelay.com/
          • $100 will be donated to La Pine Parks and Recreation for each volunteer that signs up to help with the race through La Pine Parks and Recreation. For more information contact Chad at (541) 948-6649
        • Frontier Days for all ages: July 4th @ Heritage Park
  • Events, Fees Vary (Scholarships Available):
  • Summer Adventure Days ages 6-12: June-August @ La Pine Parks and Recreation (~$33/day)

 

Prineville:

  • Crook County Parks and Recreation District
  • Where to get information:
  • Website: ccprd.org
  • Phone: (541) 447-1209
  • Location: 296 S. Main St, Prineville, OR 97754;
  • Swimming Pool location: 399 NE Garner Prineville, OR 97754
  • Events, Fees Vary (Scholarships Available):
      • Swim lessons for children 6 month of age and up: June-August @ Swimming Pool ($10-$30)
  • Hunters education 8 year and up: August @ Calvary Baptist Church  (~$10)
  • Youth Karate 6-12 years old: June-August @ Crooked River School Gym ($35-$45)
  • Tennis 3-18 years old: June-July @ Crook County High School Tennis Courts ($20-$40)
  • Swimming pool for all ages: June-August ($3/day)

 

Activities You Can do on Your Own:

  • Geocaching
    • This is a recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website or smart phone.
    • For more information on Geocaching go to www.geocaching.com
  • Play at Parks
    • Ponderous, Sawyer, Orchard, Harmon, Ochoco Creek, Finley Butte, Quince, Bowlby, Stack, etc.
  • Go swimming
    • Juniper Swim and Fitness Center, Prineville Swimming Pool, and Various Lakes and Rivers.

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