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Recreation Opportunities

Local Recreation Groups

Add more physical activity to your life by having fun with great people! Many local clubs offer recreational activities at low or no cost to the public. Click on the club name to learn more and see what each group offers.

Bureau of Land Management – Redding Field Office – Offers volunteer opportunities on BLM lands and trails in a variety of projects from cleaning up trash and removing graffiti, to clearing trails and clearing invasive plants. 

California Native Plant Society – Shasta Chapter – The California Native Plant Society leads leisurely plant identification hikes where a trip leader talks about the plants along the trail. The pace is not strenuous. Some are set up where participants meet at a trailhead, others have a meeting place in town and people can arrange carpools right there. Participants are of all ages. This is a nice way to enjoy natural surroundings, learn about natural systems and plants and to enjoy sharing time with interesting people.

Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve – Is a 27-acre, 501(c)3 non-profit nature preserve that is run entirely by volunteers to protect and restore the natural beauty of Clear Creek in Redding, CA. They offer a variety of day-use activities like hiking and picnicking, as well as free interpretive events in the spring and fall. See their calendar of events.

Just Kayak More – This group is a fun, healthy way to spend time with friends and family on the water. Monthly group meetings occur on the third Thursday of every month. Check the calendar for details.

Mount Shasta Bike Park is a great place to bring the entire family. They have chair lift access mountain biking on the Marmot and Douglas Chair lifts. Their trails range from beginner to expert with a nice variety of man made features with irrigation on most trails. They also offer scenic chair lift rides and our new 18 hole disc golf course. The Black Diamond Grill located at the top of Douglas Butte is a great place to eat and drink while experiencing breath taking views of Mount Shasta. They are open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information Mount Shasta Mountain Bike MapMount Shasta Ski Lift and Park, call 530-926-8610, or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Recreation Unlimited Fun & Friends – This group started as a group of friends who wanted to expand their horizons, meet new friends and enjoy what the area has to offer. The calendar includes activities such as mountain biking, outdoor snow sports, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, disc golf, and recreational boating. Feel free to join in any activity on the calendar or suggest something you would like to do.

Redding Parks & Trails Foundation – This organization supports projects and public places managed by the City of Redding Community Services Department, as well as trails and recreation-related projects that are initiated by the community. They focus on the interest and enthusiasm of the community to support unfunded parks, trails, and open spaces projects. They host an annual fundraiser in May, the Vine & Dine to raise money for park projects and a community clean-up of trail or open space every October.

Redding Ramblers Hiking Group – This local hiking group was formed in the Redding area with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends. Hikes are mostly held on the weekends and vary in length and difficulty, frequenting the local trails in West Redding and parts of the River Trail.

Redding Recreation – Providing people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to pursue hobbies, develop talents, form new friendships, and enjoy various sports. Be an Action Hero! Redding Recreation is always looking for individuals to lead or teach classes. Call 225-4095 if you are interested.

Redding Ultimate Association – This ultimate frisbee group meets regularly for pickup games that are fun, informal, and open to anyone. Join them on Wednesday nights at Caldwell Park and Saturday mornings at Enterprise Park. New player clinics are also offered, see website for details.

Redding Dance Group (RDG) – Join this group 375 dance lovers that promote all kinds of dance events in Northern California.

Redding Tai Chi – This organization offers in-person and virtual Tai Chi classes and period events throughout Shasta County.

Shasta Land Trust – Learn about our local ecosystems, wildlife, and the natural wonders of our biodiverse region. Events include family-friendly hikes, bike rides, kayaking, movie screenings & more! All events support local land conservation efforts in protecting wildlife habitat, recreational lands, and working agricultural farms and ranches.

Shasta Roller Derby – This roller derby team invites women, age 18 and up, of all shapes and sizes to come out and skate. Don’t know how to roller skate? No problem – they train women to skate (and fall) safely.

Shasta Rowing Association –  Shasta Rowing Association is a nonprofit organization based in the greater Redding CA, dedicated to the fine sport of rowing. Whether you are a seasoned vet or have never tried it before, they welcome everyone to join and become a part of this exciting sport. Row your way to a College Scholarship, race at a Masters Competition, or just join them on a clear, sunny day. The experience awaits you.

Shasta Wheelmen – Join this family-oriented cycling group for a ride! A variety of scheduled rides are offered every month and riders of all ages are welcome.

SWEAT – Join fellow runners at any of the multiple competitive and non-competitive running events this club hosts each year. Members enjoy races, training, fun runs, and social gatherings.

Trails and Bikeways Council of Greater Redding – An organization that supports trails in the area. The organization has a trail legacy program to honor folks who have been trail advocates and supporters by placing benches and picnic tables along various trails.

We Ski II – Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities with this fun group! Event activity levels vary from beginner to expert, with an emphasis on recreation, not competition.


Community Centers – Group Exercise Classes

Local community centers often offer group exercise classes for low or no cost. Use the contact information below to inquire about classes offered. When available, we will post class schedules.

Anderson Parks and Recreation
28889 E. Center Street, Anderson, 96007
Most classes are held at the Community Center located at Anderson City Hall
1887 Howard Street, Anderson 96007

Cottonwood Community Center
20595 Gas Point Road, Cottonwood, 96002
530-347-1230 (Call for local recreation opportunities)

Redding Recreation
City Hall, 2nd Floor
777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, Ca. 96001
Classes are held at numerous locations. Check website or call for details.

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