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Hours & Directions

Recreation Center

225 SE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365

Monday - Friday 5am - 9pm
Saturday 7am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Child Center Hours

School's Out Monday - Friday
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Non-School Days 7.45am - 5.30pm
Summer Activity Club 7.45am - 5.30pm

Rec.Center Closures

New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1st
Memorial Day - Monday, May 27th
Independence Day - Thursday, July 4th
Labor Day - Monday, September 2nd
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28th
Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24th - close at 2pm
Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25th

Fitness Classes

Brenda Luntzel



A consult and/or equipment training is approximately one hour.
Free with annual pass or $15 drop-in fee
Brenda Luntzel is our Fitness Specialist at the Recreation and Aquatic Center. Brenda’s hours vary. If you want to schedule any training on fitness equipment or need assistance with your current or new exercise program design, please fill out an appointment form or call her directly. Please call 541-574-5863 to contact her.
Brenda is certified both as a Personal Trainer and Medical Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). She has 35 years of experience in fitness management and teaching land and water group exercise that includes both the YMCA of the Inland Northwest and Rockwood Retirement Community in Spokane, Washington.
She has focused on creating exercise programs for adults to include core strength, posturing, and balance as they relate to functional fitness or to meet special needs. She has experience working with any age group.


Free with Annual Pass or $25 session fee
Monday & Wednesday from 10:30am-11:15am OR
Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30-2:15pm
Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
Each session is a repeat program This program is in two parts: Learning and Doing! 1) Learning the three balance systems, propreception awareness, neuromotor skills, and understanding strategies used for balance. Learn how body mechanics and your posture impact balance and function. 2) Doing balance assessments that determine fall risk and doing specific exercises that help improve muscle and joint strength, mobility and balance. Each class will have exercise time.
Session 1 (M/W): September 9, 11, 16, 18
Session 2 (T/TH): September 10, 12, 17, 19
Session 3 (M/W): October 7, 9, 14, 16
Session 4 (T/TH): October 8, 10, 15, 17
Session 5 (M/W): November 4, 6, 11, 13
Session 6 (T/TH): November 5, 7, 12, 14


Free with Annual Pass
Tue. & Thu. 12:00-1:00pm (No classes on Thur. 11/28)
10 classes/$50 or $6 drop-in fee
Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
Interval training using the current channel, deep water exercises, steps, balance and body conditioning. A wonderful warm water workout for any age or ability. Easy to moderate intensity. Swimming skills not necessary.


Free with Annual Pass
Wed. 2:30-3:30pm (No classes on 12/25 & 1/1)
November 18th Onward: Mon. & Wed. 1:00-2:00pm
10 classes/$50 or $6 drop-in fee
This class focuses on different ways to stretch to improve flexibility and range of motion. Learn how to stretch the right way and what muscles need to be stretched for spinal health, posture and injury prevention. Stretches done in a chair and on mats.



Free with Annual Pass
Mon. Wed. and Fri. 8:00-9:00am (No classes on Mon. 9/2, Wed. 12/25, 1/1))
10 classes/$50 or $6.00 drop-in fee
Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
Includes a warm-up, moderate intensity aerobic patterns, and body conditioning using a variety of exercise toys. Both standing and floor exercises that work the core.


Free with Annual Pass
Tue. & Thu. 7:00-8:00am (No classes on Thur. 11/28 & Tues. 12/24)
10 classes/$50 or $6 drop-in fee
Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
An interval class combining floor & step movement intervals along with muscle conditioning intervals using mats and standing exercises. Good stretching at the end!


Free with Annual Pass
Tue. & Thu. 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. (No class on Thur. 11/28 & Tues. 12/24
10 classes/$50 or $6 drop-in fee - First class is free
Instructor: Jacquelyn Oakes
This high energy class offers low or high impact aerobics PLUS mat exercises that help tone and strengthen joints and muscles. Drop-ins welcome!



Free with Annual Pass
Mon. Wed. & Fri. 9:15 – 9:45 am (No classes on Mon. 9/2, Wed. 12/25, 1/1)
10 classes/$25.00 or $4.00 drop-in fee
Instructor: Brenda Luntzel
A fun seated and standing fitness class that includes active stretching, brain fitness, muscle conditioning and some balance. This class is great for new exercisers, older adults, post rehab, or anyone wanting a quick, versatile and fun workout. Try it as a warm up or cool down to complement your exercise routine.

Sallie Inman


Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
$10.00/ Drop in
(No Class September 17 & November 28)
Instructor: Sallie Inman
If you are curious about yoga but hesitate to try it, this may be your class. Modifications are given with most postures so a person can choose what feels best for his or her body. Warming up the joints with soft stretching and then exploring the slow flow of movement will immediately leave you feeling relaxed, yet energized. Conscious awareness of the breath and the “thinking” mind are integral to every class. Participants are guided to stay focused during movement and stillness. Each session includes intentional breathing and short meditations.

Karen Kennedy


A Segue to Physical Therapy
Tue. 3:30 - 5:00 pm
$12.00 Drop in OR 10 punch pass for $96.00
Instructor: Karen Kennedy
Please pre-register at the desk. Forms are kept confidential.
Yoga Therapy is for all phases of stiffness and for those starting to feel they are “just not able to get at the lower or higher shelves at the supermarket”. Many people turn to Yoga Therapy for much relief from multiple body issues like: Back pains, sciatic pains, headaches, shallow breathing, restlessness, sleeplessness, faulty alignment, rigid fascia, balance, muscle atrophy, tension and some depressions. All poses are slow with alignment focus - designed for each individual.
Join in our class and find your ongoing release of muscle stiffness and learn the therapeutic ways to make your body your friend. Have a Handy Body.
“Always check with your physician to know if Yoga Therapy is right for you”
Certified yoga teacher and therapist Karen Kennedy. (541)-563-3006



The Newport Walking Club is a community club, started to encourage people in our community to get out and walk and is sponsored by the Newport Parks and Recreation Department. The club has a great website that allows members to schedule walks and invite others. http://www.meetup.com/Newport-Walking-Club/