Adult Programs

 Fall program will be out on 9/20. Mini sessions are available now. 

Urban Homesteading Series
W    7-9p
Cost per class: $19 ID/$23 OD
Instructor:  Kevin Prier

10/13 - Beyond Sauerkraut
Ready to explore the world of fermentation? Learn how to make your own fermented pickles, salsa, hot sauce, a variety of fermented non-alcoholic beverages, and even corned beef. Take home a pint of giardiniera and some habanero hot sauce to finish fermenting at home. Bring a clean wide-mouth pint jar with lid or $1 to purchase from instructor.

10/20 - Bread Making/Sourdough 
Learn how to catch, care for, and use a wild sourdough culture. We will also go over regular bread baking techniques for those who want to start simple. Over the course of this class, we will make a batch of sourdough bread while we learn about proofing, the complex biology of a vital sourdough culture, and tips and tricks to get that great artisanal style bread in your own kitchen. Take home your own small round loaf and a sourdough culture.

10/27 - Cheese Making 
We will make a fresh hard cheese and ricotta and learn about different hard and soft cheese cultures and processes. We will go through the entire process from cultured milk to formed cheese ready for the press. We will also go over how to make yogurt and kefir.

11/3 - Homemade Liqueurs
Learn how to make a variety of infused vodkas, fruit liqueurs, and herbal liqueurs. Take home a small jar of your favorite.

11/10 - Home-made Spreads and Appetizers
Hummus, tapenade, pesto/sun-dried tomato cream cheese, and more. Get recipes and tips for customizing as we make a couple amazing and simple spreads and appetizers, including some gluten- and dairy-free options. Take home some of what we make in class.

11/17 - Chutneys and more
Learn how to make a variety of small-batch chutneys, peanut sauce, and other savory condiments for Indian and other Asian foods. We’ll make three different ones in class, and you can take home a share.

12/1 - Ginger Treats
Ginger can be used for a number of sweet or savory treats. Come cook up a batch of candied ginger, ginger syrup, ginger sugar, and pickled ginger for sushi. These all make great gifts, and you can take home a share of what we make.

12/8 - Soap Making 
Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. We will discuss the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils and local sources, and fragrance oils and other additives while we make a batch of soap. You will also learn how to make liquid soap and two forms of laundry soap. Take home a share of the soap we produce.

12/15 - Balms and Salves
Learn to make a variety of skin creams, lip balms, herbal salves and tinctures for gifts or a treat for yourself. Take home some lip balm and herbal skin cream.


The Art of Drawing
In this beginner friendly class, you will have the opportunity to try various drawing media, including pencil, charcoal, ink pen, and colored pencils.  Discover the joy of drawing through exercises ranging from doodling and sketchbook techniques to lessons on value, composition, and perspective.  For first class, please bring: a sketch pad (5x7 or 8x10), #2 pencil or drawing pencil (graphite), and art eraser (white).  Instructor: Jill Lauch.
10/5-11/23    Tu    6:30-8:30p    Room C
Adult: $70 ID/$88 OD    Senior: $79 OD/$62 ID

Chinese Inkbrush Painting
Learn the basics of Chinese inkbrush painting and about the types of brushes, paper, and ink to use. Classes will focus on the “Four Gentlemen” – bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum flower – as well as Chinese landscapes. Students work at their own pace. Bring your own equipment or buy inexpensive items from the instructor ($50 for complete supplies: sumi ink, brush, shuen paper and mat).  Instructor: Teresa Hsu.
10/6-12/15    W    1-4p    Room C
Adult: $96 ID/$120 OD     Senior: $84 ID/$108 OD

Watercolor - Virtual only
Great for beginning and intermediate backgrounds.  Learn how to make watercolors vibrant and alive.  Instructor teaches her own method of Rock & Roll in watercolor.  You will need basic watercolor supplies. The instructor will do a demo each week and you may follow along or work on your own project. You will have the opportunity to have your work critiqued at each class. Let’s have some fun with color.  To participate you will need an internet connection, laptop or tablet with video camera and sound.  Open your email receipt and click on the location of your class, enter the passcode, and enjoy your class.  Instructor: Carol Fourtner.
10/5-12/14    Tu    9a-12p
Adult: $96 ID/$120 OD     Senior: $84 ID/$108 OD


Belly Dance- Skills and Drills 
This is an all level Tribal/Tribal Fusion class. Learn basic Tribal and Tribal Fusion movements pulling from Middle Eastern, North African, East Indian and Flamenco cultures. Instructor: Candice Morgan.
10/7-12/16    Th    6:30-7:45p    MP
Adult: $60 ID/70 OD    Senior: $50 ID/$60 OD    
Drop in $10


Cooking Class by Master Chef Gino ~ Soups de Jour
Chef Gino is in the house! This is a two-fer. Today we will learn, participate and indulge! We will learn how a Master Chef makes a soup meal. Soup #1 is cream of tomato soup with turkey meat balls and Italian vermicelli (very thin soup noodles). We can do this soup if needed in vegetarian version served with a grilled cheese sandwiches. Soup #2 is cream of broccoli soup with Alaska wild salmon strips and fresh croutons. Your cost includes: Chef Gino, his expertise and guidance, an interactive class where you will participate, eat the finished product and enjoy a glass of wine with other local foodies. Bon appétit!
10/16    Sa    4-6p    $40

Become a Yoga Teacher and Make a Difference
River Road Park & Recreation District has teamed with non-profit organization Radiant Health Wellness to offer the outstanding 200-hour Radiant Health Yoga Teacher Training.  The 12 weekend Yoga Alliance approved training prepares you for your new role in the wellness industry.  Our comprehensive curriculum teaches you how to inspire, motivate, and support your students with effective, therapeutic practices.  You will learn the foundations of safe practice, for a wide range of people, from the elderly to young athletes.  Training is in-person based on Covid restrictions and safety protocols.
Our lead trainer, Joanna Cashman, is a 500-hour E-RYT, a registered nurse, licensed massage therapist, certified Integrative Yoga Therapist who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Arizona State University. She will be joined by highly skilled, inspiring guest faculty members, who will teach you how to design intelligent practices for special populations that range from gentle to aerobic. Visit for more information.  Held at River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.
2021: Oct. 2/3/16/17/30/31, Nov. 13/14, Dec. 4/5/11/12    
2022: Jan. 8/9/22/23, Feb. 5/6/19/20, Mar. 5/6/19/20        
12 weeks     SaSu    9a-6p    $2500

Voice Overs…. Now is Your Time
In what could be the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how you can begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. Most people go about it the wrong way. In this introductory class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Whether you choose to pursue voice-overs part-time or full-time, this could be the game changer you’ve been looking for.
10/27    W    6-8p    $30 ID/$40 OD    Room C


Italian 2
Emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. Guided dialog will help improve pronunciation and increase comprehension. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office. Italian 1 or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.
10/4-12/13    M    3-5p    Rm E
Adult: $84 ID/$105 OD    Senior: $74 ID/$95 OD

Spanish 1 – Virtual Availability
Beginner class. No experience necessary. Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office.Instructor: Sied Imani.
10/8-12/17    F    11:45a-2:15p    Rm E
Adult: $84 ID/$105 OD    Senior: $74 ID/$95 OD

Spanish 1+ – Virtual Availability
Focus on commonly used phrases and language for the traveler. Textbook: Living Language is available for purchase from the business office. Spanish 1 or instructor approval required. Instructor: Sied Imani.
10/8-12/17    F    9-11:30a    Rm E
Adult: $84 ID/$105 OD    Senior: $74 ID/$95 OD

Spanish Club
Practice listening, speaking and reading using audio visual materials in an informal setting. Basic knowledge of Spanish is needed. Club Coordinators: Janet Pietzold & Bonnie Rutledge.
10/4-12/13    M    10:30a-12:30p    $5   Rm E


Piano Lessons
All ages. Individual 30-minute piano lessons with experienced performer and composer Ashley Wright. Lessons are customized to your musical goals and tastes, and include repertoire study, theory, sight reading, ear training and improvisation. Ashley connects from the heart with each student in a spirit of fun! Please contact the park business office at 541-688-4052 for more information. Instructor: Ashley Wright.
Ongoing               W    5 lesson punch card $100  





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You will be considered
Out of District until proof of residency is shown at the main office.


Main Office

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

M-F 8a-5p




1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

M-F 6a-9p
Sa  6a-1:30p

Fitness Center

1400 Lake Dr.

M-F 6a-9p

Sa  6a-1:30p



30043 Leghorn Rd.

(Prairie Road & Leghorn)

Eugene, OR 97402


M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 8:30a-12:30p


River Road Annex

1055 River Road

Holiday Hours

See each section and/or ask your instructor.