Current Programs

This page lists our current Programs. Click a More Info button for Program details.

2018 Grande Tour Annual Ride - Summer 2018

The Grande Tour is for riders of all skill levels, as the roads are wide and have limited traffic. Adventure cyclists seeking a challenging ride can tackle the entire 134-mile figure-8 route on Saturday. Cyclists wanting a more leisurely ride can join others for an overnight stay in Baker and finish the ride on Sunday.  This year a team effort is also optional with our Saturday 1 day Relay.  Come explore the beauty of Eastern Oregon and ride some of the route traveled by pioneers on the Oregon Trail!

Cyclists will leave from Riverside Park in La Grande on Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30 am.

Includes: Saturday Lunch, T-shirt, Food at stops, Support, and Luggage transport to and from Baker.

Relays - Cyclists are responsible for own transportation to relay points. Teams determine their own relay mileage.  Children in bike carriers are free.  

Camping for event in La Grande.  Location TBA

Information Link: https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/road-biking/grande-tour-scenic-bikeway/

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Monday, January 22, 2018 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Late Registration:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018
Program Duration:
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 20.00 - $ 55.00


Lifeguard Training (No classes on spring break) - Spring 2018

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE BY 5:00 P.M. ON 2-23-18

Lifeguard Training course: Class dates: March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 And April 2, 4, and 9. Classes taught on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Class time will be 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and we must have (3) participants registered to run the course. 

*Participants must be at least 15 years old by April 9, 2018. 

*Swim 300 years: 100 yards front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke, and 100 years either front crawl or breaststroke.

*Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point using legs only in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

*Tread water 2 min. legs only

Cost is $250.00

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Friday, February 23, 2018
Program Duration:
Monday, March 5, 2018 - Monday, April 9, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 250.00


Senoirs on the Go! - Spring 2018

Activities designed for 55+ active seniors

Seniors on the go is for seniors that want to get out and do things, but may not want to drive or worry about arranging the details of a fun experience. We always provide the transportation so you can be on the go!

Hair Spray

This timeless American musical includes 1960s style dance music and downtown blues and rhythm.

Registration deadline April 9th 

Playing at the Elgin Opera House; April 28th; 2:30pm matinee

Transportation and tickets $20

Leave from Parks & Recreation Office (2402 cedar street) Or we can arrange to pick you up at a different location.

Max number of people 10

Picnic Trip to Beautiful Wallowa Lake 

Join us for a day trip out to Wallowa Lake! We'll explore the city Joseph and see all the sites!  

Saturday, May 19th  

Transportation $10, lunch is on your own

Leave from Parks & Recreation Office 8:30am (2402 Cedar st.) Or we can arrange to pick you up at a different location. 

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Program Duration:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 10.00 - $ 20.00


Spring Break Fun Camp - Spring 2018

Spring Break Camp is open to all K-5th graders and includes a variety of games, activities, and field trips. Snacks are provided, but lunch is not. Please provide your child's lunch and extra water daily.

March 26-30  Daily (7:45am - 4:30pm) - $25   Full Week - $100

Monday- MERA Hike, Crafts, Gym Games Tuesday Rock Climbing, Video Games, Food Crafts Wednesday Board Games, Park Hopping, Cool Science Thursday Kickball, Read-a-loud, Swimming Friday Catherine Creek Hike, Movie, Crafts and more through out the week! 

    

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Program Duration:
Monday, March 26, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 25.00 - $ 100.00


Spring Fling Party - Spring 2018

All Union County Middle Schoolers 

April 7; (6:30- 8:30pm)

Location: TBA

Cost: $3.00 - NO Online registrations will be taken. All Fees will be collected upon entry of dance.

*Supervised by recreation staff and volunteers

  • All School rules apply including school dress code, no profanity, etc. No re-entry
  • To enter the dance each student must pay the admittance fee and show your school ID Card
  • Respectful appropriate dances only
  • Students exhibiting inappropriate behavior may be sent home from and may be prohibited from attending future dances. 

Registration Status:
Closed
Regular Registration:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Program Duration:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 3.00


Youth Basketball 2018 - Winter 2018

Early Registration Ends January 5th and Regular Registration ends January 10th after this date no registrations will be taken. 

  • Games will be played at Riveria Activity Center and Willow Elementary School on Saturday mornings.
  • Coaches meeting will be held on Wed January 17th 6pm at the Parks and Recreation office (2402 Cedar st).
  • Meet my coach day will be held on Saturday January 20th at Riveria Activity Center at the following times

Pee Wee -  9am

2nd & 3rd Grade - 10:30am

4th, 5th, & 6th Grade - 11:30am

  • Practices are at the discretion of the coach and availability of the gyms.
  • Please register and pay at lagrandeparks.org 

Pee-Wee League Boys & Girls Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade (minimal age of 4+)

Cost: Early registration $20 Regular $25 

Games Start: February 3rd-March 3rd (5 Week Season) 

2nd & 3rd Grade Boys & Girls (Boys & Girls play separately) 

Cost: Early registration $35 Regular $40  

Games Start: January 27th-March 17th (8 Week Season)

4th, 5th, 6th Grade (Boys & Girls play separately) 

Cost: Early registration $35 Regular $40 

Games Start: January 27th-March 17th (8 Week Season)

Volunteer Coaches NEEDED! Please sign up at lagrandeparks.org

Pee-Wee League Details 

Saturday Games will involve half court games 20min practice time then 20min game time

Playing on the Pee Wee League is a great introduction to the game of basketball. The Hoops are lowered, score is not kept and teamwork is emphasized. While using age appropriate equipment, children will learn the following skills through repetition and teamwork:

  • Basketball Basics
  • Coordination
  • Cooperation
  • Watching the Ball
  • Taking Turns
  • Forming Lines
  • Listening skills
  • Following Directions

Registration Status:
Closed
Early Bird Registration:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - Friday, January 5, 2018
Regular Registration:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Program Duration:
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Saturday, March 17, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 25.00 - $ 40.00


Pee Wee Soccer 2018 - Spring 2018

Introduce your kids to the joys of soccer by learning the basic fundamentals of the game. All games and practices will be held Saturday mornings at Benton (Pumpkin) Park. Registration Fee includes a team shirt. 

Ages of 4, 5, and 6 only

Early registration $25; regular $30

Season: April 21th - May 26th  (6 week season)

Early Registration Ends March 26th and Regular Registration Ends April 2nd.

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Coaches meeting will be held on Wed April 11th @ 6pm at the Parks and Recreation office (2402 Cedar st)

Mandatory meet my coach and team day (meet your coach, receive team shirt, and schedules) Saturday, April 14th @ 10am at Benton Park. 

Registration Status:
Open
Early Bird Registration:
Monday, February 12, 2018 - Monday, March 19, 2018
Regular Registration:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Program Duration:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 30.00


Women's Volleyball - Fall 2017

*Informational meeting to be held on Oct. 10th 6:30pm at Parks and Rec. Office (2402 Cedar st).

This recreational League is supervised, but self-refereed. Everyone plays each other twice and included is an end of Season double elimination tournament located at EOU.  

Fee per team:

Early $375 ends Oct 16th

Reg $425 end Oct 23rd (no registrations will be accepted after Oct 23rd)

Captain’s meeting Oct 26th 6:30pm @ the Parks and Rec. Office (2402 Cedar)

Season starts October 30th 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location: Grace Bible Church

Teams Captains may register online at lagrandeparks.org or at the Parks & Rec. office if paying with cash or check.

Registration Status:
Closed
Early Bird Registration:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Monday, October 16, 2017
Regular Registration:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Monday, October 23, 2017
Program Duration:
Monday, October 30, 2017 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 425.00


Swim Lessons March 6 - 29 - Spring 2018

Group lessons include (8) half hour classes which meet  Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Tadpole class offered this session

WE DO NOT DO MAKEUP CLASSES FOR YOUR CHILDS ABSENCE!

Registration opens 1-29-18 and closes 2-25-18

If you already have a child in a session and you want to register for the next session, please check with the instructor half way through the session (like the 5th class) and they will know if they think your child will move up a class or have to repeat the class.  This way you will have enough time to get your child registered for the next session before it fills up.  We try to add classes as they fill up so keep checking back to the site to see if a class was added.  We try our best to add classes as they fill up so keep checking back to the site to see if a class was added.  Additional classes all depend on our staffing levels.



Tree Purchase (in Right of Way) - Annual 2017

Purchase a tree to plant in the City's Right of Way

Street trees make La Grande a more beautiful and inviting city.  You can purchase a tree to be planted in the City right-of-way adjacent to your property and near your home for only $30!  

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Program Duration:
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 30.00


Memorial or Honorary Tree Planting - Annual 2017

Memorial Tree Program  Planting a tree in a City park honors a loved one and also provides a gift to the whole community. A Memorial Tree can be planted in memory of someone who has passed away.  An Honorary Tree can be planted to celebrate a birthday, graduation, wedding, retirement, dedicated service member or any other occasion.

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Program Duration:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 100.00


Sponsor a Tree - Annual 2016

Sponsor A Tree Program  Street trees make La Grande a more beautiful and inviting city.  You can sponsor a tree to be planted in the City right-of-way in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a special occasion or to provide for someone who may not be able to plant their own tree.

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Program Duration:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - Monday, March 2, 2020
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 30.00