Play in the Rain Day Means Free Family Fun!

Looking for something fun to do with your family on a rainy (or perhaps even sunny) Saturday in November? Each year, Mount Pisgah Arboretum has hosted our community’s annual Play in the Rain Day made possible by Youth in Nature Partnership. This event is free and delightful for all ages!

Play in the Rain Day is currently on hold, but may return in the future.

Click here for driving directions
Parking at the Arboretum is free on event day, courtesy of Lane County Parks.
This is a free, all-ages event from 10 AM to 3 PM


  • Tree Climbing
  • Campfire Cookery
  • Nature Exploration / Hikes
  • Nature Crafts
  • Backcountry Horse Demos
  • Hayrides
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Smokey Bear

Visitors will discover how fun, easy, and rewarding it is to spend time outdoors in nature — in ALL kinds of weather. Average attendance is around 1,200. Play in the Rain Day will happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

For more information, contact Jenny Laxton by email or phone: 541-741-4110 or visit

Youth in Nature Partnership

The Youth in Nature Partnership is a collaboration of nonprofit and governmental organizations committed to increasing opportunities for youth to spend time in nature. Its members include: Bureau of Land Management, City of Eugene, Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, Nearby Nature, Northwest Youth Corps, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Willamalane Park & Recreation District, United States Forest Service, and Willamette Resources & Educational Network (WREN). From nature education to service learning to just plain fun – each member organization values the wonder of nature and the ways it inspires children.