FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How can I register for a program or activity?
A: Registration can be completed in person at Nash Recreation Center, 304 S. 5th Street, Oregon, over the phone at 815-732-3101, or online.

Q: Do you offer financial assistance?
A: The Oregon Park District provides financial assistance in several forms to help families or individuals that are in financial difficulty with program fees, preschool tuition, Extended Time program, and Camp Oh-Pea-Dee.  Funds are provided through employee-driven fundraising and generous donations through A. Charles and Lillemor Lawrence Foundation.  Applications are available at Nash Recreation Center or online.  For more information or questions, contact Alyssa Barringer at alyssa@oregonpark.org.  Funds are available for anyone residing within the Oregon School District boundaries.


Q: What are the hours for the Nash Recreation Center?
A: Please check our Facility Hours and Fees Page for our Seasonal Hours.

Q: Can I try the facility before I commit to a membership?
A: Yes, you can pay a daily fee.  This includes full use of the facility including our fitness center, pool and whirlpool, and gymnasium.  Visit our Facility Hours and Fees page for pricing information.

Q: What are the age restrictions for Nash Recreation Center?
A: Children under the age of 5 are welcome to use the gym and pool area free of charge.  Anyone 3rd grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent or a responsible person, junior high or older.  Participants must be 7th grade or older to use the Nash Fitness Center and 9th grade or older to use the free weights.

Q: What are the age requirements for the TRX Equipment?
A: You must be 18 years or older to use the TRX Equipment.

Q: Are lockers available?
A: Lockers are available in the locker room.  For daily use, you can bring your own lock.  You may rent a permanent locker with an annual membership for $65/year for residents and $80/year for non-residents.


Q: How deep is your pool?
A: The Nash pool features stairs to a 3 foot bay area attached to a 25 meter 6 lane pool.  The deepest area is 10 feet.

Q: Do you offer towels?
A: Towels are not provided.  Please bring your own towel if you plan on using the pool or hot tub.

Q: What are the age requirements for the hot tub?
A: You must be at least 16 years to use the hot tub.

Q: How many laps in the pool is equivalent to 1 mile?
A: 32 laps is 1 mile; down and back is 1 lap.

Q: What is the pool’s water temperature?
A: We try to keep the water temperature at 83 degrees.

Q: When is the hot tub open?
A: The hot tub is available for use during the Lap Swim, Open Swim, and Multi-Use Swim.  The hot tub can also be used during swim lessons, Water Aerobics, and Twinges classes.  Check out pool schedule for available times.

Q: Is the pool  handicap accessible?
A: Both the pool and hot tub are equipped with a handicap chair lift to assist patrons in and out of the pool and hot tub.

Fitness Center

Q: What are the age requirements for the fitness center?
A: Participants must be 7th grade or older to use the Nash Fitness Center and 9th grade or older to use the free weights.

Q: How many laps around the track is 1 mile?
A: 22.5 laps is 1 mile.


Q: Where are your parks located?
A: All park locations can be found on our Locations page.

Q: Can I use a metal detector within the parks?
A: The Oregon Park District does allow metal detecting on it’s properties.  However, no person shall cut, break, or in any way injure or deface any tree, shrub, plant, flower, turf, or any of the buildings or other structures and properties, or dig into the soil or into any road, park, parkway, or playground within the Oregon Park District without permission of the Director to do so.