Recreation. Enrichment. Community.
Welcome to River Road Park District!
Wondering if we are open?
River Road Park and Recreation is now going to be posting all our emergency closures, or inclement weather closures on FlashAlert. The notifications will be published to all media, and our Facebook and Twitter pages. http://flashalert.net/id/
Artie The Art Bus in the News!
Check out the article written by our very own Superintendent Dale Weigandt HERE!
Thrill The World Eugene Video - Howl-o-ween Haunt at River Road Park!
River Road Wins 2016 Best of Aquatics Award for Training!
Thank you Fred Meyer!
Fred Meyer contributes $500 to River Road Park District for being a great community partner. Thank you Fred Meyer!
River Road Park and Recreation District has launched into an amazing computerized system at all of our locations! You will not only have the ability to access all transactions on your account, reprint all of your receipts, view your upcoming classes/programs – but you also will be able to register online for several programs! Please let us know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 | 3:30-6:30p
Saturday, Jan. 7 | 9a-1p
Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 3-6p
Saturday, Mar. 4 | 12:30-3:30p
Come on over and donate blood. Each single blood donation can help up to three Lane County patients. Donors must be 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Contact Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 to schedule an appointment. For more information visit www.laneblood.org.
Friday, Jan. 27 | 5-8p
Saturday, Jan. 28 | 9a-2p
The Otter Invitational is one of the longest standing swim invitationals in the state of Oregon. Originally named the River Road Invitational, this meet attracts teams from throughout the state. 200-300 swimmers ages 5-18 come to participate. The River Road Swim Club began in 1961 and has maintained status with Oregon Swimming and United States Swimming for 50 years. Come watch!
Block Kids Competition
Saturday, Feb. 4 | Check In 1-1:30p . . . Contest begins at 1:30p
Come join us for a morning of fun and excitement! Block Kids is a free event designed for grade school aged children – 1st through 6th grade. This event introduces children to careers in the construction industry and encourages them to use their imagination to create a structure with a specific set of materials. It also allows children to explore how and why a structure is built. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration forms will be available in January on the Science Factory Children’s Museum website at http://sciencefactory.org. You can fax, mail or drop off the registration form at the Science Factory. You will also be able to register in person at the Science Factory. Pick up a flyer at the front office for information on how the competition works. For more information contact: Nancy Ograin at 541-935-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration form: http://sciencefactory.org/
Michael DeRobertis Memorial Couples Classic Run or Walk
Saturday, Feb. 11 | 9:30a | See below for fees
Join us on February 11, at 9:30am as once again River Road Park presents the annual “Couples Classic” road run. This classic foot race features a flat, fast, 5K course through the neighborhoods surrounding the park. If you prefer, enter the non-competitive fitness walk. There will be plenty of random drawings, prizes for division winners of the run, and Mo’s clam chowder for all participants. Commemorative T-shirts will be available to pre-registered participants ONLY. Child care will also be available at no charge to all pre-registered participants. Team and individual entries are encouraged.
Pre-registration (before Feb. 9) $15 without shirt $25 with t-shirt
Late registration (Feb 10 through day of race) $20 without shirt
Want to register? http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/couples-classic.html
Sunday, Feb. 26 | 12-4p | Free
Ages 10+. Learn the basics about self-protection and learn effective self-defense techniques to defend yourself against armed and unarmed attackers. Physical techniques will include where and how to strike vulnerable targets, escape methods from common grabs, and how to defend against guns, knives and clubs. Light exercise sessions will be augmented with lectures about specific areas of defense, increasing awareness of dangers, including crime statistics, the law, types of weapons likely to be used, improvising defensive weapons, security and defense in the home, workplace, in the car and when traveling, and rape prevention. Any aspect of self-defense can be discussed during the seminar. The seminar is specifically designed for women but is just as useful for men and children (ages 10 and above please). Instructor: David DeHart - River Road Park Karate and Self-defense instructor since 2001. Held at River Road Park’s Prairie Hall, 30043 Leghorn Road in the Gymnastics Northwest building (across from Irving Market). Attire: wear loose clothing, long pants or sweats preferred, no shoes allowed on Gymnastics mat.
Cost: No Charge, Pre-registration is required as only 45 participant spaces available. Call Gymnastics NW office at 541-688-8955 to register.
Friday, Mar. 17 | 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) | $5 per person
55+. Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5.00 per person. Reservations can be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores. Call Dick with questions - 541-687-0905.
Saturday, Apr. 15 | 10-11:30a | $7
Ages 2-7. Don’t miss the egg-citement...limited to the first 75 children. Our trained leaders will provide games, crafts and other spring time activities, followed by the traditional Easter egg hunt! Held indoors at the park. Pre-registration required.
Silver & Fit
Are you a Silver & Fit member? If you are entitled to access our fitness center and pool for up to 36 visits per month at no charge. Water Exercise classes at the pool are an additional fee. Land classes available to Silver & Fit members at no additional cost include Zumba Gold, Tai Chi For Balance and Arthritis Exercise. SILVER & FIT MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN WHEN THEY USE THE FACILITY OR TAKE A CLASS. The Park District will be reimbursed for your participation so signing in is extremely important for the district to continue offering this program.