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Puddlestompers; Fledging Fun

Stone Creek Park 61531 SE Stone Creek Lane, Bend

Spark a sense of wonder for nature through imaginative play, exploration, songs and stories with our partners from the High Desert Museum. Ages 3-5 with family. FREE!

Tiny Explorers: Parachute Fun

Pine Nursery Park 3750 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend

Let's meet by the playground that is all fenced in and play in the big field:) This will be a mellow non hiking event playing with parachutes and being crazy animals and reading and singing! Join us for our FREE Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life […]

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Tiny Explorers: Sandcastles

Farewell Bend Park 1000 SW Reed Market Rd, Bend

Bring sand toys and blankets and snacks. We are going to build sand castles and play in the water. Join us for our FREE Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature starting at a young age. The […]

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Kids in Parks: Madras Opening

Jefferson County Youth Fishing Pond SW Fairgrounds Rd., Madras

Join the Children's Forest of Central Oregon and the City of Madras for the grand opening of the Kids in Parks program in Madras. This fun family event will feature: -Ribbon cutting for the M-Hill TRACK trail -Information about the Kids in Parks program in Madras and Prineville -"Walk with a Doc" along the M-Hill […]

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Tiny Explorers: All Sorts of Colors

Shevlin Park NW Shevlin Park Rd, Bend

We will be hunting around for colors and just playing around! Join us for our FREE Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature starting at a young age. The program is targeted at new families with infants […]

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Tiny Explorers: Gettin’ Buggy!

Miller's landing park 80 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend

We will exploring the flower's for insects today. Then we will do a little insect craft using egg cartons. PLEASE BRING CARDBOARD EGG CARTONS if you have them. We will have enough for everyone. Bring blankets and snacks and we will hang after and enjoy the sun and the river side. Join us for our […]

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Kids On-the-Move: La Pine

La Pine Park and Recreation District 16405 1st Street, La Pine

Bring your family to La Pine Park and Recreation District this summer to get your kids moving, exploring, and learning healthy behaviors. OSU-Extension Nutrition Education Program, La Pine Parks and Recreation District, and the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon are teaming up for 8-weeks of summer programming, targeted at 0-5 year olds and their families. […]

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Tiny Explorers: Nature’s Music

Todd Lake Bend

Bring shakers, drums, flutes and I'll have some too and let's listen to the sounds that Todd Lake has to share. It's a little walk from the parking lot so bring strollers. Then we will walk on the trail for a little bit and then park it lakeside and hang out and play some music! […]

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Kids in Parks: Wildlife is Everywhere

Barnes Butte Trail 872 NE Combs Flat Rd., Prineville

Come out to the Barnes Butte TRACK Trail for a morning of fun kids activities, all about wildlife. We'll explore the Barnes Butte trails, learn about the animals that live there, and do fun hands-on activities for the whole family. Families will also learn about the Kids in Parks program, have a chance to do […]

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