Get out and have some fun Recreation, education, and cultural activities
For organized outdoor, educational, and cultural activities, turn to Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD).
SPRD's Coffield Community Center is located adjacent to Sisters High School at 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. (1/2 mile west of downtown on the McKenzie Highway). This popular organization offers a variety of programs for youth and adults, ranging from art and music camps to sports camps. Hiking and cycling classes are fun for the whole family.
All through summer, local astronomer Ron Thorkildson and other enthusiasts will host star parties on the athletic fields of Sisters High School. Check with SPRD for a schedule and keep an eye on the events calendar in The Nugget Newspaper.
SPRD programs are open to residents and visitors alike and fees are very reasonable. Call 541-549-2091 or visit www.sistersrecreation.com.
The Sisters Library (110 N. Cedar St.) offers summer reading programs and other resources for children. Call 541-312-1072.
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A guided, safe trail ride is a fun way for the family to get out and experience the beauty of the Sisters Country. Long Hollow Ranch offers this experience in a historic setting, with horseback riding, campout rides and cattle driving. For more information call 541-923-1901 or visit www.lhranch.com.
Black Butte Stables at Black Butte Ranch offer trail rides tailored to your experience level, with a chance to learn a bit about horses while enjoying some of the prettiest scenery in the Sisters Country. For details call 541-595-2061.
The little ones will enjoy the playground right in the middle of town at the Village Green. There's a nice, safe playset and they're sure to meet other kids to play with.
Creekside City Park at the east end of Jefferson Avenue doesn't offer any equipment, but it's a great place to splash in Whychus Creek during a family picnic.
Sisters Movie House carries first-run, mainstream movies and also some independent films you might not catch anywhere else. There are also special events. Call 541-549-8800. Check the schedule each week inThe Nugget Newspaper.
If staying in for a movie is more your style, there are several video outlets in town that carry the latest releases on DVD.
An outstanding 18-hole Disc Golf Course is located next to the SPRD Coffield Community Center at 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd. The course is open all the time and there is no charge for playing. Many clubs hold tournaments there and it is popular for casual group play. Course maps are available at the Center.