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Under Age 55?

People under 55 years of age are placed on a waiting list. Two weeks prior to the trip date this list will be called.


Arrive 10-15 minutes early.
We will leave on time. You may get left behind if are late so please allow yourself enough time.
End times are estimated.
Please park vehicles in the back of the parking lot, near Lake Drive.
We use motor coaches when possible. When we do, it is customary to tip the driver $2-3 cash.
Make sure you have emergency info/contacts in your wallet.
Some are allergic to perfume so we ask that you keep your fragrance to a minimum.

Senior Trip Program

55+ Trip Day Trip Registration


In-district residents may begin walk-in registration Thursday, June 27 at 10a.
Phone and online registration will begin at 1p.
Out-of-district residents may begin walk-in registration Friday, June 28 at 10a.
Phone and online registration will begin at 1p.


instant Registration for trips with this symbol began last term, so you can sign up at any time. The trip may be full. If it is, please ask to be placed on the waiting list.


Please call or email Kat if you have specific questions about any given trip. Food allergies and moblility issues are probably the most common. 541-688-4052 or katrinas@rrpark.org


Day Trips


instantExploring Silverton

Today, our travels will take us to remarkable Marion County.  The city is named after Silver Creek, which flows through the town from Silver Falls into the Pudding river, and thence into the Willamette river. On July 16, 1855, Silver Creek became Silverton. We will have a knowledgeable Silverton ambassador who will show and tell us about life in Silverton. You may be surprised at what you discover.  We will complete our day with lunch.  Your cost includes: transportation, tour and lunch.
6/14 . . . F . . . 8a-4p . . . $55


instantOregon Coast Rail Riders

This will be a great group event so bring your friends! Grab your friends who are nature enthusiasts, birders, cyclists, and rail fans.  This ride starts in Wheeler and follows the Nehalem river.  We will go through dense tunnels of trees, over a historic steel bridge and enjoy the beautiful views of the Oregon Coast mountain range.  The custom designed aluminum frame is light weight and moves along easily.  The four seated pedal powered rail road bicycles have four recumbent seats, and pedals that propel the unit at your speed.  There is a 210 lb. weight limit.  Your cost includes transportation, early dinner and guided tour. 
6/21 . . . F . . . 7:30a-6p . . . $75


instant“The Sunshine Boys”- Little Theater on the Bay

Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. We’ll continue to our dinner destination on the hilltop. Your cost includes: transportation, dinner and show.
6/23 . . . Su . . . 10:30a-9:30p . . . $74


instantGlide Into it! . . . Bucket List #3

Note: The date has changed to 7/10. Get ready for an experience like nothing else, it’s time to ride and glide in North Plains, Oregon!  Riding in a sailplane (or glider, if you prefer) is the purest form of flying there is.  You’ll be sitting in the front seat of the glider with your pilot flying from the rear seat behind you.  The view will be breath taking.  In the small, quiet setting of a sailplane, you will experience the true freedom of the skies!  Up to 220 pounds can be accommodated.  You are encouraged to bring a camera but a strap is required. This trip is all inclusive. Your cost will cover transportation, plane ride and lunch.
7/10 . . . W . . . 6:30a-5p . . . $210


Summer BBQ

It’s that time! We provide the main dish and you bring the side! Come celebrate July 4th at our annual bbq/picnic. We’ll have some laughs and a fun time under shelter 1. Get into the spirit and wear red, white and blue! Bring enough of your side dish to share with a large group.
7/3 . . . W . . . 4-6p . . . Bring a side dish


instantJuly Grub Club Dinner- Billy Mac’s

Every month we’re getting together to enjoy a hot, new food spot. We’re the “grub club”. If you like to try new restaurants and are an adventurous eater then this is the group for you. Each month it’s a different place so you never know where we will end up. Tonight we’ll enjoy a special menu including but not limited to prime rib. Yum! Get ready to grub! Your cost includes transportation and dinner.
7/8 . . . M . . . 5-7p . . . $35


instantSantiam Excursion Train

The Albany & Eastern Railroad Company has a long history in the mid-Willamette valley. The excursion train runs over 17 miles of track on the Sweet Home branch line and is unlike any other in the Valley, or even the west coast.  While on board you will see amazing stretches of farmland, forest ranges and the beautiful Santiam river while rolling past the shipper’s sites and seeing the railroad world in action.  The round trip ride will include a delicious brunch buffet.  Your cost includes:  transportation, excursion and brunch.  NOTE:  We will pick you up at the River Road Annex , 1055 River Road.
7/14 . . . Su . . . 9:30a-3p
7/28 . . . Su . . . 9:30a-3p     . . . NEW!                             
64 and under $72      . . . 65 and older $65


instantShop the Docks!

Have you ever wanted to buy seafood right from the boat, but weren’t sure what questions to ask or what to look for?  If so, now is your chance to learn more about buying seafood.  Experts with Oregon Sea Grant and the OSU will demystify the process during a 90 minute guided dockside tour in Newport. Seafood lovers will unite with commercial fishermen.  Participants will learn what seafood is in season, how it’s caught, whether it’s sustainable, etc. We will bring ice chests. Your cost includes: transportation, tour and lunch.
7/19 . . . F . . . 7:30a-5p . . . $57


instant“Jest a Second”- Pentacle Theater

Fridays were made for dinner, theater and friends! We hope you can join us as we make our way to Salem. We’ll start with a delicious meal and then head over to the Pentacle Theater. Tonight’s main characters are Sarah and Bob who are expecting their first child and hosting a birthday party for Sarah’s mother. Sarah’s brother, Joel, arrives early to tell Sarah some news he’s put off telling anybody: He’s gay and has picked this evening to come out to his family. Realizing that no one is quite ready for Joel’s big reveal, Bob decides some deception is in order. The complications pile up in hilarious layers and build to a heartwarming conclusion. Your cost includes: transportation, dinner and show.
7/26 . . . F . . . 3:15-11:30p . . . $85


White Water Rafting on the McKenzie

Feel the roar of the white water and the tranquility of the crystal blue water beneath our raft as we take an adventurous ride down the McKenzie, Finn Rock to Helfrich landing.  This trip is guided by experts and is great for first timers or experienced rafters.  Come feel the magic of the river.  Don’t forget to bring water shoes, sunscreen, a towel and dry clothes.  Your cost includes: transportation, rafting trip, lunch, gratuity, expert guides and gear.
7/31 . . . W . . . 8:30a-4p . . . $85


Shop till we Drop

Are you ready to shop?  Today we will head to St Peter Catholic Church to enjoy their large annual fundraiser/sale.  Treasures and true finds are in your future. After that we will see if we can find estate sales or garage sales and if all else fail we will hit the thrift shops.  With all this shopping we we are sure to build up an appetite so we will find a hot spot to rejuvenate ourselves.  Your cost includes: transportation and lunch.
8/2 . . . F . . . 9-3p . . . $30


August Grub Club- Little Big Burger

Every month we’re getting together to enjoy a hot, new food spot. We’re the “grub club”. If you like to try new restaurants and are an adventurous eater then this is the group for you. Each month it’s a different place so you never know where we will end up. Get ready to grub! Your cost includes transportation and lunch. *Start times may vary. Some will include dessert, others will not.
8/6 . . . Tu . . . 11:30a-2:30p . . . $18
8/7 . . . W . . . 11:30a-2:30p . . . $18


Let’s Get “Wicked” @ The Hult

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is excep-tionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” Your cost includes:
transportation and theater ticket.
8/11 . . . Su . . . 12-3:30p . . . $82


Progressive Lunch

Eat your way through four of your favorite local centers. We will visit Petersen Barn, Campbell, Willamalane and our very own River Road Park. Along the way you will experience a course of lunch at each stop. Some will have entertainment too! Your cost includes: transportation and lunch.
8/15 . . . Th . . . 11:15a-4p . . . $25


Giant Dune Buggy

Join us for a day of fun at the Oregon Dunes.  View an impressive natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands, various wildlife and the spectacular Oregon dunes.  This is a more scenic way to see the Oregon dunes with a touch of excitement.  Climbing and descending through the most beautiful, impressive dunes will be an unforgettable experience.  Your cost includes:  transportation, 1 hour buggy ride and lunch. 
8/21 . . . W . . . 10-5:30p . . . $68


“Footloose”- Broadway Rose

Today we head up to Portland to celebrate the spirit and optimism of young people fighting for change backed by a soundtrack of ‘80s pop anthems in this stage adaptation of the hit film. When city boy Ren moves to a small town where dancing is outlawed, he finds himself an outsider and a target of the local preacher who pushed for the ban – especially after attracting the attention of the reverend’s rebellious daughter. Your cost includes: transportation, dinner and show.
8/25 . . . Su . . . 10:45a-8p . . . $84


Cowboy Dinner! The Real McCoy

Do you have a ferocious appetite? Then this dinner is for you.  It’s not just about the amount of food they serve but it’s the quality of it.  The Cowboy Dinner Tree is in the gateway to Southeastern Oregon.  If you take a map of Oregon and fold it on half, they are right in the crease, Oregon outback.  So sit back enjoy many miles undisturbed in your thoughts as you reflect on the hearty souls who decided to take up ranching in this land of sagebrush, mountain lions and ferocious winds.  The desolate landscape is surprisingly refreshing. So if you want the whole experience of the legendary, albeit out of the way, steakhouse this trip is for you.  Sure not to disappoint.  Your cost includes: transportation, dinner and snack.
9/5 . . . Th . . . 11:30-10:30p . . . $80


“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” – Pentacle Theater

Want some good food, fun conversation and great entertainment? Tonight is for you. They say home is where the heart is, and this show is all about loving where you’re from, being who you are and living your life with no apologies. You are sure to enjoy this fun Friday night out! Your cost includes:
transportation, dinner and show.
9/13 . . . F . . . 3:15-11:30p . . . $85


Sept. Grub Club- Addis Ethiopian

Every month we’re getting together to enjoy a hot, new food spot. We’re the “grub club”. If you like to try new restaurants and are an adventurous eater then this is the group for you. Each month it’s a different place so you never know where we will end up. Get ready to grub! Your cost includes transportation and lunch. *Start times may vary. Some will include dessert, others will not.
9/16 . . . M . . . 11:30a-2:30p . . . $25


Depoe Bay Salmon Bake

Salmon cooked Indian style on stakes held up against an open fire is the highlight of this annual event at Depoe Bay.  Generous portions of salmon are served with tartar sauce, lemon wedges, garlic bread, coleslaw and beverage.  Special entertainment is a bonus.  Enjoy the coastal scenery from Depoe Bay to Florence on the route home.  Trip price includes the salmon bake and transportation.
9/21 . . . Sa . . . 8a-6p . . . $50


Colombia Gorge Sternwheeler Cruise - Landmarks of the Gorge

Enjoy the beautiful Gorge scenery on this five hour cruise to Multnomah Falls, Beacon Rock, Vista House and the Bonneville locks and dam.  The September weather should prove to make this cruise perfect!  Your cost includes: hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, coffee, tea and dessert. The Captain will also offer commentary along the way.  This was very popular last time so sign up early if you want to go.  Your cost includes transportation, cruise and buffet.   
9/25 . . . W . . . 6a-6:30p . . . $115





Overnight Trips


Whales and Wildcards | June 25-27, 2019

Enjoy the sights, sounds and incredible marine wildlife of the San Juan Islands! We’ll stay two nights at the luxurious Angel of the Winds Casino Resort near Everett, WA. Spend an entire day on a fully narrated cruise aboard a 100-foot vessel through the islands in search of whales, porpoises, bald eagles and so much more! The fee includes everything except one lunch, plus a visit to the Mt. St. Helens visitor center, casino play vouchers, the incredible Olympia Farmers market along Budd Bay and free time in Friday Harbor. You may reserve your spot now with $200. Final payment due May 23; full refund not guaranteed after this date. This trip has been planned by Willamalane and co-sponsored with River Road and Campbell Center.
6/25-27 . . . T-Th . . . Double: $519 . . . Single: $654


Christmas in Leavenworth | December 2-5, 2019

Leavenworth is a town specifically designed with Christmas in mind so get ready! You’re going to love it! We will be staying at the Enzian Inn, right in the heart of things. We’ll be busy during our 3 night stay but you will also have free time to do as you please.  It’s the perfect mix. We will indulge in an incredible daily breakfast that will get your motor going every day, enjoy a fun sleigh ride with humor and hot chocolate and visit a reindeer farm. We have planned three special dinners that will have your taste buds singing. Two special and wonderful concerts; a hand bell concert and a harp concert. There will be a visit to Liberty Orchards where they make aplets and cotlets and we’ll stop at a wonderful market on our way back to Leavenworth. Your cost covers everything except two lunches. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now with a $200 deposit. This money is only refundable if money has not been paid out. You can sign up immediately following the presentation. This trip has been planned by River Road and co-sponsored with Willamalane and Campbell Center. Final payment is due 9/1. Want to check it out? Come to our presentation on 4/16 at 1p.
12/2-12/5 . . . M-Th . . . Double: $749 . . . Single: $899 . . . Triple: $699




Extended Trips


The Great Smoky Mountains | October 10-18, 2019

Experience the warm hospitality of the southeast! Come to know its rich history and deep traditions on this tour highlighted by stays in Atlanta, Gatlinburg and Asheville. We’ll tour CNN, Coca Cola, Stone Mountain Park, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampead and dinner show, Dollywood , UNESCO World Heritage Site- the Great Smoky National Park, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Blueridge Parkway, etc. This trip is done through Collette specifically for us. It’s special and  not regularly offered. Your cost includes: round trip air out of Eugene, taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel, transfers, 9 fun filled days and 11 meals. Travel insurance is available for $275 per person. Final payment is due 8/11/19.
Double: $3749 . . . Single: $4749 . . . Triple: $3699


Tropical Costa Rica | April 18-26, 2020

Lush green forests and stunning waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines... Costa Rica truly is a slice of paradise and it’s our next destination. Come and enjoy this remarkable place and the following highlights: San Jose, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenol Volcano, a Lake Arenol cruise, Cana Negro Refuge and Zarcero. You will be amazed at the diversity of the land, the breathtaking scenery and the incredible wildlife you will see on this trip. Your cost includes: round trip air out of Eugene, taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel, transfers, 9 fun filled days and 14 meals. Travel insurance is available for $315 per person. These dates include a 3 night post tour extension. It is a highlight and I recommend adding it on. It’s an additional $499. Presentation 6/17 at 1p. Final payment is due 2/18/20.
Double: $2899 . . . Single: $3399 . . . Triple: $2869


Rhine River Cruise Coming in August 2020. Stay tuned!



Cancellation Fees

If you cancel and want a check refund, $5 will be deducted for admin processing. No cancellation fee for refunds in the form of a credit. No refund will be given if you cancel the day of the trip or if you're a no show. No refund or a partial refund will be given once River Road has incurred costs for booking trips (tickets, meals, hotel, etc. ).


Information Meetings & Document Parties


Tropical Costa Rica Presentation

Come find out more about this fun trip. It’s going to be one for the books. Please RSVP with Kat at 541-688-4052 or email katrinas@rrpark.org.
6/17 . . . M . . . 1p . . . River Road Park
6/17 . . . M . . . 3p . . . Willamalane


Smoky Mountain Doc Party

This is for those of you going on this trip. Please make sure you make it to today’s document party or call Kat if you’re unable to. We’ll be meeting to go over the details of your trip.
9/24 . . . Tu . . . 2-3p . . . Free






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