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More reopening and registration is on the way! We're tailoring our programs and plans to what our community needs the most to stay healthy, active, and supported. While we have reopening plans in place for summer camps, fitness center, and group exercise, we won't be opening everything at once. Please check for updates on social media and on our website. We can't wait to see you again soon!

 
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Not ready to return? We understand! Our parks team is working hard to maintain our beautiful parks and trails that we hope you’ll explore safely. And, our recreation team is innovating new ways to deliver recreation programming virtually, so check back often for lots of fun activities or visit the Virtual Recreation Center for lots of great ways to Play, Learn, Connect, Grow, Explore and Relax all from the comfort of your home!

Last updated: July 7, 2020, at 4:24 pm

Children, Youth, and Family Fun

children, youth, and family fun

Adventure Tuesday  New!

Join us each Tuesday for some amazing adventure ideas that you can do on your computer, at home, or around Albany!

Albany Gems Dance Team Summer Sessions  New!

Do you love to dance? If you are going to be a 3rd-8th grade student this fall, then Albany’s competitive youth dance team might be the place for you! Coach Ashley Custis and team will offer multiple workshops this summer as an introduction to dance technique, different styles of dance, and lessons in teamwork and team building.

Fun in the Park "To Go"

Summer might look a little different this year… but we are determined to have fun! Since we can’t come together, we are bringing the fun to you with cool activity kits that you can do at home or at your favorite park. We will also have fun surprises and giveaways. Drive thru one or all seven of our “to go” events to pick up some fun! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out!

Sewing Camps  New!

Sewing Basics, American Girl Clothes, and Teen Fashion Week Day Camps are being offered for the first time this summer! Kids will not only get to try something new and learn some new skills, but bring home their projects and use them for years to come. Camps are available for youth ages 9-16 – check them out!

Summer Camps

Summer camp registration is open and camps begin on July 6! We have missed our young friends and can’t wait to begin our summer of fun. Safety is our top priority, which is why we are making modifications to our camps that align with public health recommendations.

Wilderness Skills Camps   New!

Get outside and learn new skills this summer with Coyle Outside! From fishing, to survival, to art, they’re doing it all this summer. All Coyle Outside camps are offered in partnership with Corvallis Parks & Recreation and located in Corvallis.

Community Events

community events

Pandemic Pub Crawl  New!

Crawl along with us and enjoy some of your favorite local beverages all in one place! Trust us...you won't want to miss out!

Summer Music Celebration

We might not be able to come together as a community, but we can keep the spirit of River Rhythms alive in Albany this summer!

Sports

sports

Adult Tennis Lessons

Learn to play for the first time, improve your game, or put to use that long-neglected racket. These classes focus on the fundamentals of tennis including ground strokes, volleys, serves, and positioning. Make this the summer you enjoy tennis.

Intermediate Tennis Camp

Here is a great opportunity for middle and high school age players to build and refine their tennis skills. This year's camp will offer 9 hours of expert instruction in just one week.

Kealy's Summer Tennis Camps

As the Head Tennis Pro at Albany Tennis Club, Darryl Kealy has been directing/teaching tennis camps for 40 years. From beginner to advanced there is somethign for all skill levels.

Racketeers

Be introduced to the basics of playing tennis including grips, ground stroke, positioning, and game strategy with kids your own age in this class designed for the beginning student.

Skyhawk Sports Camps

Albany Parks and Recreation Sports is excited to partner with Skyhawks Sports, a leader in youth sports camps since 1979 to provide high quality sports camps that focus on teaching life skills through sports.

Aquatics

aquatics

Aqua Jog

Aqua jogging is a group fitness class with a trained professional teaching for about an hour. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere sometimes with music.

Household Recreation Swim

Gather up the entire family for some fun in the pool! Members of the same household are invited to come and swim together. Adults are required with anyone under age 16.

Lap Swim

Lap Swim is exactly what it sounds like - swimming laps! Do your own personal training routine. When the shallow end is available, walking is permitted.

Personal Exercise

Aqua jogging is so fun & popular. This is not an instructor led session and participants must remain socially distanced from other participants. Flotation devices are available.

Senior Fitness

Senior Fitness is a group fitness class with a trained professional teaching for 45 minutes. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable social atmosphere sometimes with music.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics is a group fitness class with a trained professional instuctor. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere sometimes with music.

Youth Swim Lessons  New!

The Albany Community Pool will be offering Youth Lessons. July 28 - August 20 / Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-School Classes for ages 3 to 5 years will require a parent to be in the water with their child.

Active Adults

active adults

CULINARY CONCEPTS

"Instant Pot" Pressure Cooking Class

Dust off those pressure cookers and learn how to prepare healthy delicious meals.

Fiesta Salads

Let’s get ready for summer and learn how to make some of Chef Leonor’s favorite guilt-free salads! These salads are light, tasty, healthy, and perfect for any summer party or social gathering.

Homemade Sauces and Salsas

The secret to a delicious Mexican meal is in the rich flavor of your homemade sauce or salsa. You will learn how to make a wide variety of salsas and sauces to accompany your most favorite Mexican dishes.

Seafood Celebration

Join Chef Leonor as she walks you through three famous Mexican seafood dishes using her own secret recipes! You will learn how to make fresh ceviche, Mexican style shrimp cocktail, and camarones a la diabla (deviled style shrimp).

Sensational Summer Sides

Summer is all about potlucks, barbecues, and family gatherings! You will love this class all about making tasty summer side dishes.

ENRICH, ENGAGE, ENERGIZE

Amateur Astronomy: Discover the Night Skies

Learn to find and recognize constellations and planets, and use some simple tools to see what is viewable.

Amateur Astronomy: Tools of the Trade

This class is an introduction to the tools that bring heavenly objects into focus. Learn about the different types of binoculars, telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, cameras, and much more.

EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY

Basic & Creative Calligraphy

Practice letter forms and handwriting in this class that will help you fine-tune your artistic talents.

Beginning Sewing

Learn the fundamentals of sewing! This class is for the new sewist and for those who need a refresher.

Fused Glass Garden Bugs

Join us to create cute and unique garden bugs! You will have access to a variety of beautiful glass to build your creation.

Fused Glass Mystery

Join us to create a beautiful fused mystery item, even if you’ve never worked with glass before! Simply arrange different shapes and types of colored glass elements to make your very own unique design.

Fused Glass Pocket Vase

You will create what is sometimes referred to as a wall vase. They hang flat on your wall to show off all year round!

Fused Glass Windchimes

Create beautiful windchimes that will give your home a pop of color!

Handmade Felt Gnome

Gnomes are mischievous creatures! Learn to make your own version of these happy fellows out of handmade wool felt. This project is a fun way to learn some basic felting techniques.

Handmade Felt Scarf

Learn to make a beautiful scarf with silk cloth ruffles held together by felted wool fiber.

Intermediate Sewing Session 1

Students will expand on what they have learned in the Beginning Sewing class (sewers with experience who did not take Beginning Sewing are also welcome).

Intermediate Sewing Session 2

Students will expand on what they have learned in the Beginning Sewing class (sewers with experience who did not take Beginning Sewing are also welcome).

Mosaic Flower Pot

You will design your very own flower pot!

Mosaic Garden Rocks

Join us to create unique garden rocks, just in time for your summer garden!

Mosaic Mirror

Create a beautiful and dazzling mirror to spruce up your decor!

HEALTHY, ACTIVE AND FIT!

Zumba/Zumba Toning - Session 2

Zumba/Zumba Toning provides a total body workout using easy to follow choreographed dance moves to combine elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise because they are super effective and amazingly fun.

Zumba/Zumba Toning - Session 3

Zumba/Zumba Toning provides a total body workout using easy to follow choreographed dance moves to combine elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise because they are super effective and amazingly fun.

Virtual Events

virtual events

Family Bingo: Beach Party

We're taking you to the beach! Put on your flip-flops and imagine your toes in the sand. Hear the waves crashing as we play a fun-filled hour of bingo! Fun for the whole family. MONDAY, JULY 20

Happy Hour Bingo: Kentucky Derby

We're off to the races! Find your best Kentucky Derby hat and pour yourself a mint julep. Dress up with your honey or your friends and join us on Zoom for a fun-filled hour of bingo. TUESDAY, JULY 7

Run for the TP

Albany is hitting the pavement, the trail, or the treadmill this summer for a virtual race! Maybe you’re a seasoned runner whose spring and summer races have been cancelled, or a faithful gym-goer, or maybe you’re looking to try something new. Sign up for our virtual race to get moving with your community (physically distant, of course!) and stay active this summer – because summer isn’t cancelled!

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