School's out for the summer. Enjoy activities with your children by taking them to Blue Lake Regional Park for Summer Fun Days every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 25 to Aug. 7 (except the Fourth of July).
All activities and services are free. Parking is free when entering Blue Lake from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Summer Fun Days.
Nature and gardening education and activities
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Led by the Youth Environmental Educators working with the OSU Extension Service, activities are focused around a variety of unique habitats of the park. Enjoy hands-on natural gardening and resource conservation education at the Blue Lake Discovery Garden. Pop-up interpretive sites focus on ecosystems, wildlife and connecting with nature across a variety of topics, such as pollination, soil science, composting and pest management with minimal use of chemicals.
Tuesdays to Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Youth Environmental Educators and Reynolds School District Nutrition Services will provide free lunch for participants 18 and younger. A nominal fee applies for adults. Metro, OSU Extension and Reynolds School District Nutrition Services are equal opportunity providers.
Fishing lessons with Get Hooked
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Hosted by the Get Hooked Foundation, which focuses on exposing underserved youth to the outdoors. Families can try their hand at fishing, practice knot tying and casting, learn water safety, identify habitat and fish and more.