Parks & Rec offers a variety of classes to keep you moving and enagaged. View the class offerings online or in the Activities Guide.

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Find your rhythm in drumming classes taught through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. A variety of beats and drums are used.

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation can help you find your rhythm while you learn about different drumming patterns and beats and use a variety of hand drums and drum sets. The class is for those 18 and over and meets from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 25-June 20 at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.) The cost is $101.

Parks & Rec has a wide variety of classes, of course, with something for just about everyone. Check out these offerings:

Adult CPR

Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Training — Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Students receive certification upon completion of class. For ages 10+; 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road); $98.

Adult Get Moving

Tap for Adults — This class, which focuses on rhythm and technique, is great for beginners or those progressing into intermediate tap. A great way to explore dance and keep yourself healthy and active. For ages 18+; 7-8 p.m. on Mondays, April 23-May 14, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road); $38.

Yogalates — Yogalates is a core-focused class that pulls the asanas of yoga and the core-centered movement of Pilates into one challenging workout. Cultivate a mindful practice with 30-40 minutes of vinyasa flow and develop the long, lean lines of a Pilates body in the last 20-30 minutes of class. For ages 18+; 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Mondays, April 30-May 21, at Palisades (1500 Greentree Road); $43.

Tai Chi for Beginners

Tai Chi Try-It-Out Classes — Here's your chance to try tai chi for free at the Adult Community Center. The try-it-out classes require pre-registration. Take the free trying-it-out class and then register to secure your spot in the class.

Very Beginning Tai Chi — (The try-it-out class is scheduled from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 30.) Designed for beginning students, this class introduces tai chi concepts and forms 1-12. For ages 18+; 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from May 3-June 28 at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.); $89.

Tai Chi, an Exploration — (The try-it-out class is scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30.) The teacher-guided portion emphasizes coordination of footwork and arm movements, along with transitions to create a continuously flowing routine. Students are offered the opportunity to explore a self-directed practice. For ages 18+; 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from May 3-June 28, at the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.); $89.

Stewardship Earth Day Opportunities

Earth Day Work Party at Springbrook Park (Saturday, April 21, from 9-11 a.m.) — Join Friends of Springbrook Park and restore this 50-acre natural park. We will remove invasive species to make room for native plants to flourish. Park at Uplands Grade School (2055 Wembley Park Road). Contact Laura Tanz at 503-636-5120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Earth Day Give Back at Woodmont Park (Sunday, April 22, from 1-3 p.m.) — Celebrate Earth Day and join the Friends of Woodmont Park to remove invasive species so the native plants can thrive and the pollinators can do their business. Park near the corner of Knaus and Atwater roads. Contact Heidi Schrimsher at 503-754-6640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Registration Information

Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; by fax at 503-697-6579; or by phone at 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.

Judy Nelson is a registar at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.

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