It’s summer and the warm weather is finally here in central Oregon. If you’re planning on staying in one of our rentals and need to beat the heat, then spending a day at SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center) will cool you down in no time. SHARC is open to the general public and members of the Sunriver Owners Association receive a discounted price. Some rentals may come with this membership, so be sure to ask your renter about it!
1. Outdoor aquatic center
If you’re looking for a Sunriver water park, then look no further than SHARC’s heated outdoor aquatic center. It features a handful of activities for you and your family. These features include:
- Water heated between 83-85 degrees
- Water slides
- Lazy river
- Tot pool & sand area
- Lap lanes
- Water jungle gym
While no outside foods or drinks (except for bottled water) are allowed, you can bring your own picnic and eat at Paulina Park. There is also an onsite cafe, The SHARC BITE Cafe, open from 10 am-5 pm, that offers a breakfast menu, lunch and dinner options, smoothies, wine, and beer.
2. Paulina Park
Also located at SHARC, Paulina Park offers a scenic pavilion, bocce ball, a rock climbing structure for kids, and access to a propane barbecue. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic after working up an appetite in the aquatic center or on the disc golf field.
3. Disc golf
SHARC has Sunriver’s only disc golf course. Intended for all ages and abilities, you’ll be able to enjoy a 9-hole Par 29 with discs and disc putters available for rent. SROA Members can rent for free, while the general public is charged only $5 to rent the discs. This includes a course map with a scorecard. If you have your own equipment, you’re welcome to use the course after you check-in at SHARC.
4. Event space
Looking to host a family reunion, wedding, or birthday party? Think about renting a location at SHARC. With many outdoors spaces, an amphitheatre, and various conference halls, you can celebrate special events with great views and good people. SHARC is no stranger to weddings, family reunions, parties, and conferences, so they are fully stocked with all the amenities you may need.
Throughout the summer, SHARC hosts a variety of events including Uncorked, a two-day wine festival, live music, and movies. Check out their summer calendar to see all the happenings.
SHARC is a great way to spend an entire day enjoying the beautiful summer weather. If you want to skip a day of trail hiking, then hang out over at the water park, sip on some wine to cool down, grill your dinner at Paulina Park, and finish off your night with live music or a movie in the amphitheater. For more information about activities and admissions, visit their website here.
All photos provided by SHARC.