Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is excited to announce a new playground being installed at George Rogers Park.

The playground construction is expected to be completed the first part of June and a grand opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon June 14. Family and friends are invited to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and hot dogs and ice cream will be served at no cost. Join Mayor Kent Studebaker, council members, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Youth Action Council and city staff for this special celebration at George Rogers Park, located at 611 S. State St., Lake Oswego.

Look forward to play areas for younger and older children with a larger sandbox area and great climbing and spinning activities. A cool, new teen-designed hopscotch area will also be ready for kids to use, with a new twist on an old favorite.

Travel Photography. Improve photographic memories of your trip. Know what to carry, develop a shooting philosophy for content then learn how to organize and manipulate your pictures upon your return. Ages 18 and older, 7 to 8:50 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4 through 18, $54.

Bob Ross Oil Painting-Peaks Majesty. Using the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique®, masterpieces will flow from your brush. This easy step by step class takes you from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Ages 12 and older, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5, $48.

Meditation for Health and Happiness. Actively develop a healthy mind and body and remove stress with comfortable meditation postures. Ages 16 and older, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 5 through August 28, $72.

Rafting. Head to the Sandy, Santiam or Nehalem rivers depending on river levels. All sections contain class II and III rapids. Cold weather equipment provided. Ages 9 and older, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 7, $69.

Cooking the teppanyaki method with Chef Surja. Teppanyaki is a popular Japanese method for grilling beef steak. Chef Surja will demonstrate teppanyaki grilling using USDA Choice top sirloin steak and shrimp. Rest of menu includes fried rice, bean sprouts and mushrooms and various sauces plus miso soup, salad and hot tea. Students help prep, cook, clean and how to use chop sticks. Surja treats you to some personal stories of his experiences in Japan, while he cooks. Ages 18 and older, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 7, $50. Class held at Adult Community Center, call 503-635-3758 to register.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Guide available at the West End Building, also online at You can register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549.

Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. For more information on classes, visit

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