About Parks & Recreation
The Department operates one of the most active parks and recreation programs in the Portland metropolitan area. It manages over 600 acres of park and open space property and over 45 acres of recreation facilities including the Adult Community Center, Indoor Tennis Center, the 18-hole Golf Course and Practice Range, and the Charlie S. Brown Water Sports Center on the Willamette River. The Department hosts an average of 1800 recreation programs and 85 community events each year.
An overview of the Parks Department including mission and other pertinent information.
Code of Conduct for Program Participants and Volunteers
Participation in City sports and recreation activities is guided by code of conduct expectations. Volunteers represent the City of Lake Oswego and are also expected to abide by our code of conduct. These documents provide an outline of behavioral expectations.
Annual Facts- LOPR oversees planning, development, management and maintenance of the parks, natural areas and open spaces in Lake Oswego, as well as manages and operates five recreation facilities that provide services and activities for public enjoyment.
Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board
Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (Parks Board) meets monthly and addresses all matters concerning the Department.
Arts Council of Lake Oswego
The Gallery Without Walls outdoor sculpture exhibit, administered by the nonprofit Arts Council of Lake Oswego, is Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized public art program. The City owns a permanent collection of thirty-five sculptures on display throughout the City and in public parks. Another thirty sculptures are on-loan from the artists and are located in the downtown walking district. You can enjoy a self-guided walking tour by picking-up a brochure from City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Council office or at the Parks & Recreation office. You can also download the free App – artscouncillo.org/tour. Or, consider scheduling a docent-led tour for your group! Contact the Arts Council at 503-675-3738.
System Development Charges (SDCs) are one-time fees charged to new development to help pay a portion of the costs associated with building capital facilities to meet needs created by growth. SDCs are authorized for five types of capital facilities including transportation, water, sewer, storm water, and parks and recreation. The City of Lake Oswego (City) adopted the current parks and recreation SDCs methodology in 1998.