Local activities for preschool / young elementary age children, recommended by our Marylhurst parent community!


West Linn  Activities Catalog  Great source for summer camps, dance classes, sports.

West Linn Library  Story time at the West Linn library, for ages 3 – 6.

North Clackamas Aquatic Park   Swimming lessons, Big-surf wave pool, water slides, swim parties.

Oregon City Swimming Pool  Swimming lessons, outdoor wading pool, swim parties. (Just two blocks up from The Marylhurst School!)

JJ Jump Inflatable jumping, birthday parties, two rooms for younger/older kids.

Precision Elite Gymnastics (formerly Sunburst)  Open Gym sessions for preschoolers and kids, trampolines, The Big Swing, birthday parties.

Oaks Park   Amusement park rides in the summer, roller rink has preschool-only sessions.

Park Playgrounds

Our local parks are spectactular for kids!  Check out a new one every week.  Some favorites:

Oregon City

Rivercrest Park – shady playground, brand-new spray park

Chapin Park – lots of play equipment, and a 1/4 mile paved bike/stroller path around the ball fields, all visible from the playground benches.

Hillendale – two separate playgrounds, one for younger kids, one for older, little bridge with a creek to watch.

West Linn

Hammerle Park – very shady, new spray park for summer, ball fields, near the library

Mary S Young State Park – shady hiking paths through forest, soccer fields

Willamette Park – nice playground, picnic shelters, explore along the river

Tanner Creek Park – good playground for younger children, lots of climbing and slides, spray park, covered picnic area


Murase Plaza – Cool waterfall to splash in, sand and water play area, “volcano” climbing mountain

Town Center Park – fun playground, splashing pond

Parenting Resources

Metro Parent Magazine  – Parent resources, kids events calendar, parent blogs.

UrbanMamas.com – Fabulous website for all things kid, in Portland. Run by five busy Portland moms.  Great forums on all topics.

Mom’s Club of West Linn – Monthly meetings, support for at-home or working moms.

Mom’s Club of Oregon City – Support group for at-home moms, Oregon City and Beavercreek area.

Contact us to suggest more great activities and resources!