New sports leagues forming
By popular demand, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is offering league play for two new sports, FootGolf and cornhole.
FootGolf combines soccer and golf, and is played with a regulation No. 5 soccer ball on shortened holes with a 21-inch diameter cup. Lake Oswego Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, is equipped for play. It takes about an hour to play nine holes of FootGolf. Gather a team of four or five players and register now. League play takes place Thursday evenings in the early fall. Visit lakeoswegosports.com for all the details.
Cornhole is a popular lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Points are scored when the bag goes into the hole. Parks & Rec is starting a doubles cornhole league for the 21-and-older crowd, taking place Wednesday evenings in September at the cornhole pits at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St. Teams can include two or four players. For more information, visit lakeoswegosports.com.
Elk Rock Paddle Tour — Enjoy a fun paddling trip from our Tryon Cove location in Lake Oswego. We will explore the local area around Elk Rock Island Park, just a short paddle from the shop. Pick up some new skills from our expert guides and experience the fun of standup paddle boarding. Here are the details: for ages 10 and older, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 17, Tryon Cove Park, 14110 Stampher Road. Cost for youth is $29 and adults are $39. Price includes equipment rental.
Kayak, SUP Boards and canoe rentals — Rentals are available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Aug. 27. They're also open on weekends from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 2-24 (open Labor Day). Rental sites are at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St., and Tryon Cove Park, 14110 Stampher Road. Rental types are single kayaks and SUP boards. Costs are: $20 for a one-hour rental, $25 for a two-hour rental, $35 for a half-day rental and $50 for a one-day (24 hours) rental. At Tryon Cove Park only, double kayaks and canoes cost: $25 for a one-hour rental, $30 for a two-hour rental, $40 for a half-day rental and $60 for a one-day (24 hours) rental. Last rentals go out two hours prior to closing. Visit www.aldercreek.com or call 503-285-0464 for registration, activity pricing, confirm openings due to weather or more information.
Bob Ross Oil Painting — Join Judy Stubb to paint Dark Waterfall in this easy step-by-step class that takes you from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece in one sitting. All supplies provided. Visit loparks.org to view paintings. Here are the details: for ages 12 and older, 1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Adult Community Center at 505 G Ave., $48.
Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Training — Learn to recognize and respond effectively to cardiac, breathing and first-aid emergencies or give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person. Students receive certification upon completion of class. Here are the details: for ages 10 and older, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Aug. 12, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $104.
Lift-Off using LEGO Materials — Build LEGO models of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like a bird's, to P-51 Mustangs, stealth bombers and NASA rockets. After care is available from 4-6 p.m. at $25 for the week. Here are the details: for ages 5-7, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 14-18, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $155.
STEM Challenge using LEGO Materials — Calling all kids who want to build! Design, build and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Before care available from 7-9 a.m. at $25 per week. Here are the details: for ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14-18, LOPR-Palisades at 1500 Greentree Road, $155.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; phone 503-675-2549; or fax 503-697-6579. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar for Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.