Recreation & Hobbies

City of Kelso Parks and Recreation

The Kelso Parks and Recreation Program strives to provide quality parks and diverse recreational opportunities for all of its citizens. These opportunities will be provided within the resource constraints made available from its citizens. It is the goal of all those people involved with Kelso Parks and Recreation to understand the service level expectations of its citizens and to provide those services that enhance the quality of life for the community in which we live.


Lower Columbia College Community Choir

Concert Choir - LCC's auditioned chamber ensemble comprised of anywhere from 15-30 students. The group performs literature ranging from Vivaldi to Queen.

Show Choir - LCC's newest addition, is a select group ranging in size from 12-16 students.Members of this ensemble must have both singing and moderate dancing abilities. This ensemble performs primarily Broadway/Pop style music.


4-H/WSU Cooperative Extension – Cowlitz County

“Every child has inside him an aching void for excitement and if we don’t fill it
with something which is exciting and interesting and good for him, he will fill it with
something which is exciting and interesting and which isn’t good for him.” -- Theodore Roosevelt

To develop capable, caring, contributing citizens through research-based, guided adventure exploration and experiential learning models. We accomplish our mission by building life skills using the natural environment and adventure-based activities within a full value community.


Youth and Family Link

Our Mission 

To promote positive change in a child and family's life by engaging and linking them to resources that will result in success in school, having positive friends, a healthy home life and being involved in positive activities.

Vision Statement

​We believe that: Our Services should be affordable and accessible to those who need them; Children and families should have access to resources to improve their lives; Services should be accessible, not just available, to all who need them.