Youth Programs

Family Hikes

Which hike is right for me?
Easy- Flat Trail, suitable for most. Accessible for wheelchairs
Moderately Easy- Somewhat uneven ground with small elevation gain and hills.
Moderate – Some hills, more rugged terrain with elevation gains up to 1,000 ft. Must be steady on feet and have decent level of fitness.
Difficult – Steeper hills, higher elevation gains with some switchbacks and more rugged terrain. Very aerobic.

Mt. Rainier Hike – Moderate
Take the day for a beautiful hike to the old Fremont Outlook. Starting at the Sunrise Visitors Center, we will hike 5.6 miles round trip with an 800 ft elevation gain while overlooking the beautiful views of mountain peaks and valleys. After our hike, we will enjoy lunch at the Sunrise snack bar. Lunch on own. Transportation and trip leader included.
Registration Deadline: Friday, 6/29
Date: Saturday, 7/7
Cost: $30/Resident, $35/Non-Resident
Time: 7:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.


Coal Creek Falls Hike-Moderately Easy
Known for its picturesque falls and well-maintained family friendly trail, hiking at Coal Creek Falls will be great for the whole family! This trail is a total of 2.5 miles roundtrip with a 415 ft elevation gain through Issaquah’s Cougar Mountain. Bring a lunch!
Transportation and trip leader included.
Registration Deadline: Friday, 7/13
Date: Saturday, 7/21
Cost: $25/Resident, $30/ Non-Resident
Time: 7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Rattlesnake Ledge – Difficult
Rattlesnake Ledge is a hike known for its gorgeous view of Rattlesnake Lake at the top, which is the perfect place to take pictures! Enjoy a 4 mile hike up the ledge with an elevation of 1,160 ft amongst other hikers. This popular trail is a great workout with a view all hikers will enjoy. Bring a lunch! Transportation and trip leader included.
Registration Deadline: Friday, 7/27
Date: Saturday, 8/4
Cost: $25/ Resident, $30 Non-Resident
Time: 7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Lodge Lake – Moderate
Trek through the trees and enjoy the beautiful views along the way! Boasting a light 500 ft elevation gain and 3 miles round trip, the Lodge Lake trail at Snoqualmie pass will be one to bring the family. Enjoy the lake, have lunch, and play by the water before you hike back. Bring a lunch! Transportation and trip leader included.
Registration Deadline: Friday, 8/10
Date: Saturday, 8/18
Cost: $25/ Resident, $30/ Non-Resident
Time: 7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.


Dance Classes

Metro Parks Tacoma “Metro Art’s” program offers dance programs in Fife.
Sessions: Wednesdays 7/11-25, 8/1-22

Beginning Ballet (Ages 3-5)
Metro Arts’ ballet classes focus on technique, posture, alignment, creative expression and performance.

Beginning Jazz (Ages 3-5)
This newly added class focuses on classic and contemporary jazz and lyrical technique with an emphasis on turns, leaps, musicality, and improvisation. Students are engaged in a supportive and safe environment that is taught at age and ability level.

Beg/Intermediate Ballet (Ages 6-10)
This class focuses on technique, posture, alignment, expression & performance.

Beg/Intermediate Jazz/Ballet Combo (Ages 6-10)
This newly added class focuses on classic and contemporary jazz and lyrical technique with an emphasis on turns, leaps, musicality, and improvisation. Students are engaged in a supportive and safe environment that is taught at age and ability level.

July 11-25
Beginning Ballet 4:30-5 p.m. $17
Beginning Intermediate Ballet 5:30-6:15 p.m. $24
Beginning Jazz 5-5:30 p.m. $17
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet Jazz Combo 5:30-7 p.m. $32

August 1-22
Beginning Ballet 4:30-5 p.m. $22.50
Beginning Intermediate Ballet 5:30-6:15 p.m. $32
Beginning Jazz 5-5:30 p.m. $22.50
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet Jazz Combo 5:30-7 p.m. $42.50

Swim Lessons

Registration Information

Registration for all sessions opens May 7, 2018. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Each session has its own registration deadline. Registration can be done in person, by phone or online at cityoffife.org. Payment is due at time of registration. There is a $10 late fee per family if registering after the registration deadline.
*Sessions with holidays or closures will be prorated or adjusted accordingly.

M-Th Classes: Register

  • June 25–July 5
    Register by June 19
  • July 9–19
    Register by July 3
  • July 23–August 2
    Register by July 17
  • August 6–16
    Register by July 31
  • August 20–30
    Register by August 14


Saturday Classes: Register

  • June 30–July 28
    Register by June 25
  • August 4–25
    Register by July 30

Sunday Classes: Register

  • July 1–July 29
    Register by June 26
  • August 5–26
    Register by July 31

Private Lessons: Register

  • Private lessons are available.
  • M–TH: 2-2:30 & 2:30-3 p.m., 7:30–8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30–9 a.m., 12:30–1, 1–1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2–2:30 p.m., 2:30–3 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.
  • The cost is $28.50 per 30-minute lesson.
  • *24 hours notice is required for any private lesson cancellation.

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