Lincoln City is a great place for everyone, and kids are no exception. Between the Ocean, Devils Lake, other outdoor activities and tons of great events and attractions, kids and kids-at-heart love Lincoln City.
A great place to start is the Lincoln City Community Center, on NE 22nd Street (behind Oceanlake Elks). Call the lifeguards at the heated indoor pool 541-994-2131 or click here for the schedule of recreational swims with a waterslide, laps and classes. The facility also houses a fitness center, and a state-of-the-art basketball court, walking track and rock climbing wall.
Child Care and Arcade
Even Chinook Winds Casino Resort, which seems like an adult haven, has an arcade, as well as creative child care options so the kids can play while you do. For more information check out their website. Other arcade games are available at Eleanor’s undertow on SW 51st and Delake Bowl at 316 SE Hwy 101.
Regatta Park, which fronts Devils Lake, boasts a state-of-the-art playground for the children, as well as a boat launch, walking trails, and an Interpretive Center. Regatta Park is also home of one of the oldest trees in Oregon, estimated to be 400 years old.
Additional children’s playgrounds are available at Wecoma Park on NW 31st and Jetty, and there are tennis courts at Dorchester Park on NW Neptune and NW 28th.
Museums and Libraries
To exercise your mind, visit the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, 4907 SW Highway 101 in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. Learn how community developed and how the Native Americans and white settlers lived many years ago. The archive houses an exhibit dedicated to the city’s eponymous President Abraham Lincoln, as well as a rotation of special showings dedicated to other eras in the region’s history. The museum was recently remodeled and opened new exhibits, it even has a play area for the kids!.
Another popular gathering place is the Driftwood Public Library, located in the second floor of the Lincoln Square building at 801 SW Hwy 101, next to Price N Pride. It’s one of the finest in Oregon.
Indoor batting and golf can be had anytime at All American Putt ‘n Bat, located right on Highway 101 in town. Lincoln City also has a great skate park, bowling, billiards and an arcade at Delake Bowl, located at 316 SE Highway 101, a Kids Park, kayaking and bumper boats on Devils Lake, golfing and lots of beach activities. For the brave of heart, there is always surfing, and we have shops that can rent equipment and even provide lessons, so don’t be afraid to hit the waves!
Shops in Lincoln City cater to both surfing and skateboarding crowds, selling boards, wetsuits, clothing and equipment, along with lessons and lots of first-hand information:
Oregon Surf Shop
3001 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City Surf Shop
4792 SE Hwy 101
Interested in boarding on dry land? Lincoln City has a spectacular skateboard park named one of the “gnarliest” parks in the United States, and located behind Kirtsis Field on NE 22nd and Highway 101.
So, we’ve expanded by adding another site so you can board in all kinds of weather. The park also has a cradle, one of only a handful in the world. It’s 8600 square feet (798 sq-m) including 5600 square feet (520 sq-m) under a roof! A third smaller bowl was opened next to the cradle in the spring of 2006.
Lincoln City is a place where kite flying is a way of life. On clear summer days when stiff winds blow over the D River Wayside State Park, the sky is filled with scores of kites. The local kite community celebrates two kite festivals each year, the Summer Kite Festival in June, and the Fall Kite Festival, which is held in October at the D River Wayside. Competitions, parades, children’s activities and a sky full of color bring fliers and spectators from all over the world.
Gomberg Kite Productions International, 1500 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City, Oregon
Northwest Winds 130 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon 541-994-1004 www.nwwinds.biz
Windriven 1529 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon 541-996-5483
Once In A Blue Moon Gallery 913 SW 51st, Lincoln City, Oregon 541-996-3133
More Fun Around Town
In a small community like Lincoln City you’ll bump into businesses and attractions around town that cater to kids in all different ways. From the whimsical charm of the candy shops to the pirate goodies awaiting your little one at Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop – there “ARRRRR” few places in town where kids get star treatment!