PORTLAND, Ore. - The weather may be sizzling right now but fall will be here before we know it - so why not do a little planning and find some fun activities for the family to do in the coming months?
Every week this summer, we've been putting the spotlight on one of the city's parks as part of an ongoing series. Now, as we wind out the last days of the season, we're changing it up by offering some helpful guides like Dog Park 101, Top Spots to Cool Off and Outdoor Flicks.
This week we're looking ahead to fall, which will be here before we know it. Specifically, we'd like to mention the fall classes and programs that will be offered through Portland Parks & Recreation.
There are free and low-cost activities for all ages - just click the links we've provided to find a complete list of classes and registration information. And have fun this fall!
Some of the programs on tap - rock wall climbing, hands on nature, Tae Kwon Do, tennis, soccer and much more.
Some of the programs on tap - fencing, hula hooping, martial arts, bridge walks and even a hiking/camping sampler on the Olympic Peninsula.
"Portland Parks & Recreation Senior Programs are a wonderful opportunity to stay active," Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish said in a news release about the programs. "Seniors are traditionally some of our most consistent and energetic users of parks and recreation centers."
Some of the programs on tap - hiking, Tai Chi, bonsai and special excursions, just to name a few.
And did you know that golfers 65 and over can get reduced green fees at Portland Parks & Recreation courses? All you have to do is pay a one-time fee of $10. To get a card, simply head to the Rose City Golf Course at 2200 N.E. 71st Avenue and bring proof of your age.