Leisure Classes

Special Interest Classes

Dog Obedience Classes

Each seven-week basic dog obedience class will cover sit/down/stay/come and heel. House manners and problems will also be discussed. Dogs must be at least four months old and have a current license or current rabies certificate. The first meeting of each session is informational-Do not bring your dog!
Dates are subject to postponement due to weather and/or low class enrollement.
This program is designed for ages 12 to Adult.

Instructor: Rebecca Settergren
Session I: Saturday, March 10—April 21, 10:30-11:30 am
Session II: Wednesday, April 4—May 16, 6:30-7:30pm
Session III: Wednesday, June 6—July 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Session IV: Wednesday, August 8—Sept.19, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Terry Ashe Recreation Center
Fee: $80.00 (member) $90.00 (non-member),
$10.00 returning dogs (member) $15.00 returning dogs (non-member)

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Fly Fishing (Women Friendly)

This is an introduction to the art of fly fishing, including theory, rigging a rod, casting, knot tying, fly selection, types of equipment, safety on the water, conservation, fishing etiquette, fishing regulations, and playing, landing, and releasing fish. The first two meetings of a session will be in the classroom and the last two will be in the field for practice and real fishing experience. An equipment needs list is available in the PRPD office. Once you take this class, you will be hooked!

Instructor: Kris Mehan
Age: 12-Adult (under 16 must be enrolled with adult)
Session I: Saturdays, June 5, 10 am—12 pm
Session II: Tuesdays, June 26, 5:30—7:30 pm
Location: Terry Ashe Rec. Center, Aquatic Pond/Lake
Fee: $80 (member) $90 (non-member)

Quick Start Your Kayak Workshop

Join us for this Kayak workshop to get a brief introduction to paddling. Students are presented with basic information from dressing to safety. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. This is an enjoyable short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level paddlers. Our instructor, Dan Efseaff Kayak in Northern California, (KayakINC.org), will provide kayaks and equipment.

Instructor: Dan Efseaff
Ages: 16+ years
Day: Saturday – 9:00 am
Session I: May 5
Day: Saturday – 2:00 pm
Session II: May 5
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Lake Oroville, Thermalito Forebay or Afterbay
Fee: $35 (member) $45 (non-member)

Beginning Touring and Sea Kayaking

We will guide you through the skills and safety that you will need to become a proficient kayaker on lakes, calm protected ocean environments, and other flatwater settings.. The class includes an introduction to the kayak, launching, and an overview of basic strokes. We will also cover what to do if your boat flips over. Class is based on American Canoe Association (ACA) curriculum and builds the skills for more advanced ocean or moving water conditions. Kayak In Northern California (KayakINC.org) will provide a free kayak rental for the class (please let instructor know if you will bring your own).

Instructor: Dan Efseaff
Ages: 16+ years
Days: Saturday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Session I: July 21
Days: Saturday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Session II: August 25
Duration: 1 day
Location: Lake Oroville, or Thermalito Forebay
Fee: $75 (member) $85 (non-member)

Horse Sense 101

Introduction to horses from the ground up. Students will learn basic safe­ ty, horse facts, and grooming skills in the presence of horses. They will learn how to brush, halter, tie, lead, and saddle horses. On the last day, we will saddle up and lead riders around the arena. Participants must wear closed toe shoes (No flip flops or sandals). This class is limited to the first nine enrollees.

Instructor: Scarlett Miller
Ages: 6 years - Adult
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Times: 5:30-7:30pm
Days: Saturday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Paradise Horse Arena (at Moore Road Park)
Fee: $80 (member) $90 (non-member)


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Qualifies the membership holder to discounts on many PRPD programs.

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Paradise Recreation & Park District
6626 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 872-6393
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