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5 things to do this summer around Oregon

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Silver Falls could be an excellent summer activity for students (source: FLICKR)

As the school year comes to an end and summer approaches, teens should look at these five activities to do in Oregon.

Silver Falls State Park is a great place to hike and is known for its waterfalls. The park is located in Salem in the Cascade Mountains so it is not too far from Jesuit! Sitting on 9,200 acres, it is the most popular state park in Oregon. There’s a variety of different activities to do at the park besides just hiking. From a day to day use there is a swimming area and horseshoe pits to keep active throughout the day. The best thing by far to do at silver falls is to take adventurous hikes and see amazing views of waterfalls. https://www.travelportland.com/region/silver-falls-state-park/

Although Oregon does not have big amusement parks, there are some fun theme parks available for teens to enjoy. Bullwinkle’s in Wilsonville is full of activities both indoor and outdoor. Inclusive to all ages, this theme park offers “bowling, go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag, an XD dark ride, bumper boats, an arcade, a zipline, and a Frog Hopper mini drop tower ride.”
https://www.tripsavvy.com/oregon-theme-and-amusement-parks-3224655#toc-oregon-theme-parks

Golf has gained popularity in the last couple of years with teens and the RedTail Golf Course is the perfect place to go. Located in Portland, this golf course consists of 18-holes, available for the teens to enjoy and partake in. Originally gaining its name with the red-tailed hawks in the trees around the course, the RedTail golf course is not going anywhere and continues to be a great spot for teens to come to the range and improve their skills or try something new.
https://www.portland.gov/parks/redtail-golf-course

Another amazing place to visit this summer is George Rogers Park. Located in Lake Oswego, George Rogers is a community park full of outdoor areas such as baseball and soccer fields. The main attraction to this park is the Willamette River down below where many teens can swim, paddle board, or even lay out in the sun. George Rogers Park is a viable option for teens this summer and can serve as a spot for relaxation or fun with friends.
https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/george-rogers-park

Lastly, Hillsboro has an indoor kart racing course named K1 Speed. It is a great opportunity for teens to compete in a fun way and also try something new. There are many different races to choose from such as glow in the dark racing or drift racing where the course is solely focused on drifting. Indoor kart racing is an experience for teens to get out of their house and possibly compete with their friends to see who is the fastest.
https://www.k1speed.com/race-now.html

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Addy Azavedo is a determined and hard-working junior who attends Jesuit High School. Through seeing media in everyday life, she has become interested in the intricate inner workings of media creation. As this is Addy’s first year in the world of media, she is eager to learn more about camera production and design. Addy is primarily interested in writing about topics in sports and analyzing matches that are competitive and high-intensity. She finds announcing and commentating intriguing which she hopes to explore throughout this year. In Addy’s free time she loves to hang out with friends, spend time with family, bake, and pursue volleyball. Her favorite class at Jesuit is any math course as it challenges her to think critically. If she isn’t learning more about media or focusing on academics, you may find her on a court or a beach playing volleyball. Throughout the year, Addy loves to volunteer with a local organization called Play.Fit.Fun whose goal is to provide an opportunity for children to stay active and have fun. Addy is very excited to start learning more about media production and take her knowledge into the world. She hopes to create meaningful stories that other students will find inspiring and useful.