Adult Recreation Programs

Summer 2023

NCPRD offers a wide variety of adult fitness and enrichment programs. 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 4 at 9 a.m., and for non-residents on April 11.

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.

Anything you see, you can draw! Even beginners can become true artists. Using a step-by-step approach, learn the “tools of seeing” and trick your brain into only seeing the world through shapes, textures or colors. Projects include drawing objects, still life and working from photographs. The objective is acquiring strategies for successful observational drawing, gaining a working knowledge of the vocabulary of drawing, and familiarizing yourself with the materials of drawing.

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.

NEW! May Day Lei Day
Ages 13+ May 1st is Lei Day, the celebration of aloha and the giving of a flower lei. Instead of using flowers students can learn to make a ribbon weave lei or an eyelash yarn (aka Fun Fur) lei. These leis are easy, fun and will last longer and can be presented as gifts on May Day or at graduation. Supplies that you will need to purchase are $10-$25. Please call 503-794-8092 or email for the supply list. This will allow you to purchase the colors that you want for your leis.

Line Dance Beginning II
If you enjoy trying new dances to different genres of music, then this class is for you! Learn new and traditional line dance steps, while getting a healthy dose of exercise and improving memory. No partner required; basic knowledge of line dance steps is required.

West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing is a popular swing dance that is danced in a slot to a wide range of music including rhythm and blues, country western, funk, disco, and rock and pop. No partner is needed to enjoy the class.

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

Levels 1-3. Do you wish you could do yoga poses like Warrior II, Triangle, Tree Pose, and Pigeon? 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.

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.

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.

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 sense of well-being. Please bring a mat, water bottle and sneakers. No class April 20 and May 18.

Tai Chi Beginning 1
Levels 2-3.
This Yang-style Tai Chi class will start at the very beginning. It is perfect for those who are totally new to tai chi, or those with experience who recognize the value of returning to the beginning to strengthen foundations. Refresh your body with a relaxed, yet invigorating ancient sequence of tai chi moves. It is surprising how much capability, strength, balance and health we gain with the gentle movement in this class.

Tai Chi Beginning 2
Levels 2-3.
This Yang-style Tai Chi class will continue to build on the basics. It is perfect for anyone who has ever done tai chi before. Build strength, improve balance and increase health through gentle movements. Brighten your mind and mood; tai chi practice is like a lighthearted puzzle game you play with your whole body and mind. Find your potential to learn and grow in a welcoming and calm environment.

Tai Chi for Better Health
Level 2-3. This class focuses on the Yang-style Tai Chi 108 form, incorporating a variety of Qigong exercises. Using gentle movements to relax the mind and body, tai chi can help you improving your health and overall wellbeing.

Levels 1-2.
Strengthen muscles and improve range of motion and mobility while in a seated position. Great for those with some physical limitations.

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.

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. Use stretch bands and light weights that help condition the whole body, while listening to fun and motivating music.

Zumba 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.).

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 to a wide variety of upbeat music – including pop, Latin and country – while practicing easy-to-follow basic patterns. Learn several dances in the hour-long class.

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.

Zumba 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.

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 mus

Do you love traveling and discovering new places? NCPRD’s Adult Travel Trips program offers exciting one-day trips throughout the year, providing a variety of opportunities to get out and explore local sites to destinations around the Portland Metro area. From museums to festivals, to restaurants and historic sites, there is something for everyone! Learn more.

NCPRD offers a wide range of drop-in activity groups for all interests. All in-person activity groups take place at the Milwaukie Community Center.

  • Billiards
  • Chinese Mah Jongg
  • Mah Jongg
  • Bingo – daytime
  • Woodcarving
  • Mt. Dulcimer Jam Group
  • MCC Sing-A-Long
  • Ukulele Jam Group


Register online here.   

Register by phone: Call (503) 794-8092 and leave a message, and we’ll return your call as soon as possible. Due to limited onsite staff, please expect delays.

  • Please register at least ONE WEEK before class/activity start date.
  • In case of inclement weather, during in-person programs, contact the class facility before attending.
  • If minimum enrollment requirement is not met, the class or activity may be canceled and a refund or credit will be issued.
  • If paying by check, please call the number above to register, and mail payment to 7300 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222


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.