*In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders, participants in all Happy Valley Parks and Recreation programs will be asked to practice physical distancing, use hand sanitizer or wash their hands frequently, and stay home when they are sick.

Want to keep moving?

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Hiking is also a great way to reduce anxiety.

Check out our list of local hiking trails.



Park Reservations
Ashley Degner at 503-783-3813 or ashleyd@happyvalleyor.gov

Park Access and Maintenance
Chris Randall at 503-783-3842 or chrisr@happyvalleyor.gov

Program Director
Steve Campbell at 503-783-3818 or stevec@happyvalleyor.gov

Recreational Programming
Stephani Hern at 503-783-3819 or stephanih@happyvalleyor.gov

General Park Inquiries

Upcoming Trips

Winter / Spring Classes & Camps

In Person Camps 

All programs held at Venvino Art Studios

In Person Camps & Classes

All programs held at Happy Valley Park

In Person Classes

All classes held at Happy Valley Park


Program held at Happy Valley Park

In Person Camps & Classes

All programs held at Happy Valley Park

Junior Science Explorers Camp

Mar. 22 – Mar. 26, 9am-noon

Spring Break Mon. – Fri.

Ages 5-7


Decipher the world all around us in this exciting camp designed just for your young scientist! Campers will develop their earth awareness and explore this world as junior naturalists before heading for space as junior astronauts.  Campers will also explore just why their big toe is important and how to find their center of gravity when they investigate the science of sports!



Rocket Lab Camp

Mar. 22 – Mar. 26, 1pm-4pm

Spring Break Mon. – Fri.

Ages 7-12


3…2…1…Blast Off! This camp is rockets, rockets and more rockets! Build and launch a rocket everyday as you learn all about, you guessed it, rockets!  Your child is in for an action-packed week focused entirely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight.  Campers will learn the importance of teamwork in launching rockets and will have the opportunity to try their hand at each role.



Brixology LEGO(R) Engineering

Apr. 10 – May 15, 10am-11am


Ages 7-12


Brixology sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Learn about the exciting field of engineering as a Mad Scientist guides you and your team to accomplish engineering-themed projects using LEGO® bricks and other materials. Aerospace, structural, water, learn about engineering the Mad Science way!


Making the Best of a Tough Situation With Virtual Tours

Virtual tours are a great way to explore places you may not otherwise visit.

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Meals on Wheels are nutritious meals that are delivered Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  These meals are intended for seniors over the age of 60, homebound and cannot physically or cognitively prepare their own meals.  We serve seniors who live in the City of Happy Valley.  Meals on Wheels volunteers have received background checks and training prior to delivery.

  • The cost of each meal is $7.39.
  • Participants are asked to contribute to the cost of the meal.
  • Participants must be at home to receive meals.
  • Please request meals when you are ready to receive them.

How to request Meals on Wheels service:

Complete the form below.  The City of Happy Valley Parks and Recreation staff will contact you to review your eligibility in the program.  To discuss your eligibility or for more information, please call 503-783-3819.

NOTE:  To request a call to discuss the home-delivered meals program, please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Meals on Wheels Application

Park Reservations

Happy Valley Park reservations open on February 15th each year. There are four covered areas available for reservations: Area A, B, C, and D (the gazebo). Reservations shall be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be confirmed by phone.

Stay Involved

We value your input – please continue to stay engaged in Happy Valley’s Parks and Recreation process! We will be sharing information and updates on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website.

COVID-19 Information