Adult Recreation Programs

Summer 2022

NCPRD is offering our most popular fitness and enrichment classes in person and virtually! Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to stay active, learning and connected this season. Whether you’re looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, achieve fitness goals or learn a new hobby – you have a wide variety of programs and classes to choose from.

Registration opens for NCPRD residents on April 12 at 9 a.m., and for non-residents on April 17. For virtual classes, you will receive a link to access the Zoom class after you register. Download the full Adult Program Schedule PDF.

Register here.

Click or tap the dropdown buttons below for class descriptions, and visit the registration site for schedules and fees. *Denotes classes which offer a discount for ages 62+.

Discover your own unique art style and creativity. Learn about acrylics through color, composition, value and perspective. Color theory is emphasized. Projects include working from still life and photographs. No previous painting or drawing experience necessary. Please call (503) 794-8092 to request a supply list. No class July 4.

Oil Painting
Develop skills in composition and color mixing with one-on-one instruction that will guide you through each step of the process, from canvas preparation to the finished project. Please call (503) 794-8092 to request a supply list.

Join us for two weeks of free Fitness in the Park classes, from June 28 to July 9, or sign up for the full 6-week classes. See the full Fitness in the Park schedule. 

Tai Chi in the Park
Levels 2-3. Relieve chronic pain and inflammation, strengthen your immune system, restore strength and vitality, alleviate anxiety and depression, improve your balance and stimulate your brain! This class will introduce you to the ancient Chinese Yang-Style Form. The 24 movements are performed in a continuous, harmonious and synergistic sequence at slow speed—beneficial for any age or physical shape.

HIIT in the Park (High Intensity Interval Training)
Levels 3-4. Give one hundred percent of yourself through quick bursts of high intensity exercises and short active recovery periods. Build strength and endurance, while raising your heart rate and burning calories.

Gentle Pre-Natal Yoga in the Park
Levels 2-3. This class is designed to provide pregnant people with a safe space to connect with their changing bodies as well as other parents to be. It includes yoga poses, deep breathing, relaxation and meditation tailored to best fit the needs of a pregnant mama. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel or blanket to place under your mat.

Strength and Relaxation Yoga in the Park
Levels 2-3. This class takes all the benefits of yoga – meditation, breathing, stretching, strengthening and balance – and presents it at a slow and gentle pace. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

Zumba in the Park
Levels 3-4. Zumba combines Latin and international music that incorporates hip-hop, cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, mambo and more. Build strength, burn calories, and improve motion and posture.

Line Dance Beginning II
Come enjoy fun line dances to different genres of music! This class is for those who have knowledge of basic line dance steps.

East Coast Swing
East Coast Swing is a happy, fun, upbeat dance distinguished by its bouncy rock step (back break) and side steps. East Coast Swing is a spot dance done to big band music or modern swingy music. No dance experience or partner needed. No class July 4.

Writing: Creative/Your Story
Interested in writing your memoirs or writing creatively? Meet Pat Arnold, a long-time writing instructor who stimulates creative thinking. She has also helped students learn to preserve history by remembering and documenting special moments and all of life’s essential elements.

Spanish II/Conversation II
For students who have a basic knowledge of Spanish, this class provides continued development of reading, writing and speaking skills. Casual conversation will also be practiced. Minimal English is used in class. Students speak and the teacher makes corrections while leading a topic.

Levels 1-3. Chair Pose, Warrior II, Triangle, Stork Stand/Tree Pose, Pigeon, and Spinal Twist. Do you wish you could do these yoga poses? Well, you can do these and many more! Don’t let mobility, flexibility or balance issues keep you from experiencing the benefits of yoga. Enjoy modified versions of traditional yoga poses and stretches from seated and/or standing positions. Practice deep breathing for better circulation, improved lung capacity, anxiety relief, and overall relaxation. Increase your sense of balance, flexibility and strength, all while listening to soft instrumental music. No yoga mats needed. No class July 4.

Strength and Relaxation Yoga
Levels 2-3. This class takes all the benefits of yoga – meditation, breathing, stretching, strengthening and balance – and presents it at a slow and gentle pace. Please bring a mat. No class July 4. Want to try the class before signing up? Meet Sharon Anoff and join her for a free workshop on Friday, June 24, noon-1 p.m. Please pre-register.

Levels 3-4. INNERgystics is a unique workout comprised of a series of focused simultaneous upper and lower body exercises that build lean muscle strength and sculpt the body. Fun music, various weights, and breathing techniques help keep the focus on movements that optimize muscle burning, providing an aerobic workout and a sense of well-being. Please bring a mat, water bottle, sneakers and 3 lb. hand weights (water bottles with gravel will work, too). No class August 4.

Tai Chi Basics
Levels 2-3. Learn the basics of Tai Chi to better understand the mechanics of your body, including the external and internal, and the stillness and flow. Benefits include increased mobility, better balance, coordination and relaxation through meditative movements and breathing from the form and Qi Gong exercises.

Levels 1-2.
Strengthen muscles and improve range of motion and mobility while in a seated position. Work on movements to help prevent falls. Great for those with some physical limitations. No class May 30.

Balance and Strength
Level 2. This class uses a combination of body weight and dumb bells to work on strengthening muscles and helping with fall prevention. Join us for a free workshop, Thursday, June 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Please pre-register.

Functional Fitness
Levels 2-3.
Get a full body workout including cardio, muscle toning and stretching. Some hand-held weights are used. This class is great for those who are just getting started. No class May 24.

Line Dance for Fitness
Levels 2-3.
For people who have some dance background and want to dance for aerobic exercise and stimulate their memory. Keep moving with easy-to-follow basic patterns and a wide variety of music, including pop, Latin and country and more. Learn several dances in one hour. No class May 30.

Low-impact Aerobic Strength Training
Levels 2-3. This class is perfect for people just getting started or coming back from an extended break. Alternate between simple and safe, low-impact movements. Hand weights (2-5 lbs.), soup cans, or water bottles will be used for total conditioning, while listening to fun and motivating music.

Gold Toning
Levels 2-3. Learn to sculpt and tone through creative and fun dance routines using hand-held weights. World music with lively rhythms pump this class up! You will need light hand weights (1 or 2 lb.), or a can with a small diameter. No class July 4.

Complete Conditioning
Levels 2-3.
A whole-body workout using aerobics, weights and other strength training exercises. This class is for active people who have been taking fitness classes at least twice a week. Join us for a free workshop, Thursday, June 30, 9:20-10:20 a.m. Please pre-register.

Levels 3-4. Zumba combines Latin and international music that incorporates hip-hop, cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, mambo and more. Build strength, burn calories, and improve motion and posture. No class July 5, 7, 26 and 28.

Levels 3-4.  Use dumbbells to experience a whole body workout that optimizes performance in a safe environment. Music and breath keep you focused on completing each muscle-burning task. Class ends with a relaxing stretch and cool down. No class July 4.

All in-person drop-in activity groups take place at the Milwaukie Community Center.

Two pool tables with open play.
Fee:                      NCPRD, $1 all day; non-resident, $2 all day
Time/Date:         8 a.m.-4 p.m.      M-F

Daytime Bingo
Play for fun with small prizes. Large print cards available.
Fee:                      NCPRD, 25 cents per card; non-resident, 50 cents per card
Time/Date:         12:45-2 p.m.       Tu/Th

Party Bridge
Ages 18+ and for those who already play the game. Group rules apply.
Fee:                      NCPRD, $1; non-resident, $2
Time/Date:         12:30-3:30 p.m.                Th

Mt. Dulcimer Jam Group
Bring your mountain dulcimer and jam with the group on first and third Wednesdays. Times subject to change. Newcomers please contact Denice at, or call (503) 794-8092 for more information. Group will meet 10-11:45 a.m. February 2-April 6.
Fee:                      NCPRD, $1; non-resident, $2
Time/Date:         12:15-2:15 p.m.                1st & 3rd W

Chinese Mah Jongg
The objective of the game is to be the first to Mah Jongg where all your tiles form four sets, plus one pair. If interested in learning, contact Angela Wright at or (503) 679-9182.
Fee:                      NCPRD, $1; non-resident, $2
Time/Date:         12:30-3:30 p.m. M

Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg originated in China and is a game of skill, strategy and chance. Experience preferred. Please bring your current American Mah Jongg card. If interested in learning, please contact Judy Hervey at
Fee:                      NCPRD, $1; non-resident, $2
Time/Date:         12:30-3:30 p.m. W

Ukulele Jam Group
This group meets virtually through Zoom. Practice strumming to popular songs in a casual and supportive atmosphere. For more information and to get on the email list, please email or call (503) 794-8092. All ages welcome. Adult supervision recommended for 10 years and younger.
Location:             Zoom
Fee:                      Free
Time/Date:         9:30-11 a.m.       Th

Activity period for novice-to-advanced woodcarvers, with guidance for starter projects, and instruction on safety and tool care.
Fee:                      NCPRD, $1; non-resident, $2
Time/Date:         8-11:30 a.m.       W


What is a Zoom class? Zoom classes take place wherever you are, while watching an instructor through a computer or smart device. The classes are live on a specified day, date and time. You will be able to see the instructor perform as well as see fellow students. As a participant, you have options to not have yourself be seen by others and/or heard by others. At the end of a class, the instructor has the option to unmute everyone to be able to socialize or to get feedback. If you are using a smart device, you will need to download the free Zoom app. If you are on a computer, all you have to do is click on the provided link that is sent to you for the class.

What do I need to sign up for a virtual class?
When signing up for these classes you will need: a smart device (ie. smartphone or tablet) or computer with speakers and preferably a camera, a space big enough to perform the exercises (preferably 4’ x 6’ or larger), and in some cases equipment as noted in the class description. If you have any questions, please call (503) 794-8092.

Are masks required at NCPRD programs and facilities?
Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) will no longer require staff and visitors to use face coverings in all NCPRD buildings and facilities, in accordance with the statewide mandate. Masks will still be made available for visitors upon request.

What if I want to pay with cash or check, instead of online with a credit card?
If unable to register online, contact us at to arrange a time for cash/check payment.

Are Happy Valley residents still able to sign up for NCPRD recreation programs?
The City of Happy Valley has officially withdrawn from North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District. Happy Valley residents are welcome to sign up for NCPRD youth and adult programs, but as of July 1, 2020 are no longer eligible to receive discounted NCPRD resident rates and priority registration.