City of Tigard

Parks & Rec

Tigard Park & Rec Mission 
“We exist to provide healthy and diverse recreational opportunities through programs, events, parks, and natural areas, for all ages and abilities, ensuring that the City of Tigard is a desirable place to live and play.”   

Making Spirits Bright Making Spirits Bright
All Ages
Sat, Dec 14 | 9 a.m.-Noon
$8 per child, adults free | Tigard Senior Center 
Register here

Join Parks & Rec for pastries, candy canes and cocoa with Santa. This is a great opportunity to spend with family, friends, and the community. Santa and his helpers will be on hand to ring in the holiday season. It will be a jolly time! Donate canned food for our local foodbank and make a holiday craft.

Snowman Scavenger HuntSnowman Scavenger Hunt

All ages welcome
Summerlake Park | Free
Dec 17–31

Snow much fun! Join us for the 2nd Annual Snowman Scavenger Hunt in Summerlake Park. This is your chance to win prizes! Clues will be posted here on Dec 17.

NEW! Kids' Night Out

Kids Night Out (Parents' Night Off)
Friday, December 20
6-8:30 p.m., Ages 4-11
Dirksen Education Center (11130 SW Tigard Street)
Register Here
NOTE:  Event is offered at half price ($12.50)
Drop off your kids for some fun activities, games, and enjoy a movie and healthy snacks while adults have some time to themselves. Children must be potty-trained to participate.

New! Winter Break Day CampWinter Break with Tigard Parks & Rec
Ages 6–11
Mon, Thu, and Fri | Dec 23–Jan 3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dirksen Education Center | $45 per day
Register Here:
Mon., 12/23Thur., 12/26  |  Fri., Dec 27
Mon., 12/30  | Thur., 1/2  |  Fri., 1/3
NOTE Before and after care available upon request

Looking for a fun, meaningful winter break experience for your child? Campers will explore team games, create crafts, play at the park (weather permitting), watch a short movie and meet new friends. 

Be That Girl - Self Defense Program for Young WomenSelf-Defense Class - Be That Girl
$20 | Thu, Feb 13, 6–8 p.m.
(Registration open now)
Public Works Auditorium (8777 SW Burnham, Tigard)
Ages 13-18 (Girls Only)
Instructor: Detective Kristan Rinell from Tigard Police Department

Girls will learn about identifying risks, healthy relationships, and general safety information. They will also be introduced to basic self-defense tactics using their voices, strikes and kicks. This class contains mature subject matter. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle.

Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all volunteersJoin us! Volunteers have a huge impact on our programs and ensure the success of our events. If you’re interested in making a difference while also having fun, we have opportunities for you!

Email to get started.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

  • Special Event Sponsorship: Community and business support allows the city to produce events for the entire community to enjoy. By sponsoring special events your business will be able to maximize exposure to city residents and highlight your value to the community. View details.
  • Advertising: Tigard Parks & Rec produces three guides per year that have room to advertise. All guides are posted online and the summer and winter/spring guides are printed and distributed to many residential households. View details.
  • Something New: Do you have an idea for an event and want Tigard Parks & Rec to be involved? Do you want to be an instructor?  Are you a vendor?  We want to hear from you! Contact at 503-718-2605.

Stay in Touch

Parks & Rec posts news and updates to the city’s social media accounts. Connect with us for information about class times, upcoming events and more! 

Financial Assistance Scholarships

Tigard Parks & Rec has a scholarship program (Guia para Becas) to provide financial assistance for qualified participants. Scholarships will partially cover the cost of recreation program events or activities. To learn more, please contact us at or 503-718-2591.

Staff Contacts
Kaitlyn McKinney
Recreation Program Specialist

Kimberly Cederholm

Recreation Coordinator

Melissa Heine
Recreation Admin Specialist II

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