What We Offer

Our Philosophy

Let’s make it second nature for teens of all social and economic groups to come together without judgment. They will develop the skills of tolerance, acceptance and support while hanging out having fun in a safe positive environment.

Are you interested in running a program through Parks and Recreation?

Teen Centers

  • At Firstenburg
    • Teen Open Gym Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 2:30-5pm (Free for ages 11-18, must show current school ID for entry)
  • The SPOT at Marshall  
    • Teen SPOT Hours: Monday-Friday 2:30-5pm (Must show current school ID for entry)

Teen Late Night at the Firstenburg and Marshall Community Centers

The first late night of the year is Friday, October 9, 2015!

This is a FREE program for middle- and high school-age students every Friday from 8-11 p.m. beginning October 9, 2015. With a current picture ID you can come hang out, play ping pong, pool, video games and basketball. Check it out and come join in the fun! Teen late nights will run throughout the school year.

If you would like to donate toward this great cause, please contact Brandon Artz at 360-487-7014 or by email


Urban Youth Program

The Urban Youth Program introduces youth to recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, fishing, community service projects and environmental education in the City of Vancouver, Clark County and on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

For more information please contact Johnie Tucker at 360-487-7096

Inclusion means everyone plays!

If you are interested in an Inclusion accommodation for your child (such as an Inclusion Mentor), please follow the steps below to make a request. Requests must be made 15-business days before the program start date. If you have questions about Inclusion accommodations, please call the Inclusion Services office at 487-7057.

Step 1: Register for the program of your choice
Step 2: Complete the Inclusion Intake Form (Must be completed once a year)
Step 3: Notify the Inclusion office of the program you registered for each time you do a new registration. Accommodation requests must be made 15 working days prior to the start of the program.