Scotty's Playhouse was built in honor of Scott Banke, Karina Hargis and Grace Blanchard—three children who, by some standards, left this world far too early. A large mural, rising 30 feet above the floor memorializes the lives of these three children and others. The 3,000 sq. ft. playhouse also contains one of the largest indoor play structures in the Northwest, as well as a tot lot for younger kids and a cafe seating area for adults.Though Scotty's Playhouse pays tribute to Scott, Karina and Grace, it is a gift to all children in this community from the parents of those the children, from the See Ya Later Foundation and from the Church on the Hill family.
OPEN PLAY SESSIONS are free to all children eleven and younger, however, donations are accepted.
2016-2017 SCHOOL-YEAR SCHEDULE
(September 6, 2016 - June 21, 2017)
2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE
(June 22, 2017 - September 4, 2017)
|Tuesday, 3-5pm||Tuesday, 10am-Noon|
|Wednesday, 10am-Noon||Wednesday, 10am-Noon|
|Thursday, 3-5pm||Thursday, 10am-Noon|
|Friday, 10am-Noon||Friday, 10am-Noon|
|Saturday, 10am-Noon||Saturday, 10am-Noon|
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (and other closures)
Closed Easter Day, April 16, 2017.
Closed Mother's Day, May 14, 2017.
Closed Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2017.
Closed Father's Day, June 18, 2017.
Closed for Independence Day, July 1-4, 2017.
Closed Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, 2017.
Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays, November 23-26, 2017.
Closed for Christmas Holidays, December 23-26, 2017.
Closed for New Year's, December 31, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
Please call or check our Facebook page for updates to holiday closures. Depending on volunteer availability, we may be open more or less, regardless of the dates mentioned above.
INCLEMENT WEATHER Scotty's Playhouse follows the McMinnville School District schedule for school day closures due to inclement weather. If schools start late, morning play sessions will be cancelled. If schools are cancelled, all play sessions that day will be cancelled. If school is cancelled on a Friday, chances are the Saturday Open Play sessions will be cancelled.
PARTIES are NOT allowed during Open Play Sessions. For birthdays and other celebrations, Scotty’s Playhouse is available by reservation only, according to the following schedule:
Sundays, 1:30-3:30, 4:00-6:00 & 6:30-8:30pm
Saturdays, 1:30-3:30, 4:00-6:00 & 6:30-8:30pm
The cost is $155 which includes a party host and one hour and fifty-five minutes of play structure and table/chair use in Scotty's Playhouse. Reservations can be made online or in the church office.
FIELD TRIPS ($60) To schedule a field trip for your school, church or other organization, contact Lauren Hurliman at 503.472.8476. Field trips are not scheduled nor allowed during Open Play Sessions or private parties. Available hours vary each week.
Do you love Scotty's Playhouse and what it offers the community? Want to keep it going? Consider volunteering as an attendant for one of our open play sessions. It's simple. Request a "Background Check Release Form" from one of our current attendants. Complete the form and return it to the attendant. You will be contacted soon with scheduling and training information.
Scotty's Playhouse is offered free of charge to the community with no strings attached. However, the HUGE play structure that so many of us enjoy requires a monthly deep cleaning and safety check. If you are available to help with these monthly servicing days, contact Lauren Hurliman at 503.472.8476.