Living Well in LO: Parks & Recreation Quick Facts
LO Parks & Recreation Updates Thursday March 19, 2020
The State of Oregon issued guidance with the primary goal of slowing transmission of the coronavirus to protect the most vulnerable Oregonians and to protect our state’s health care system capacity. Based on this direction, The City of Lake Oswego has made the decision to lessen the possibility of COVID-19 transmission in Lake Oswego. The following information concerns Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation services, activities, facilities and parks:
Canceled Activities and Services through Tuesday, April 28, 2020:
All preschool, youth and adult recreation activities are canceled, including classes, events, camps, social groups, outings, tournaments and drop-in sports. Refunds will be issued.
Hikes and Rambles Activities are canceled.
All Public Meetings are canceled including Advisory, Task Force and outside group room reservations.
ALL Volunteer Programs are canceled such as stewardship events, work parties, individual volunteer hourly jobs, and volunteer led activities.
Closed Facilities through Tuesday, April 28, 2020:
Teen Lounge at Christ Church Parish (CCP) is closed.
LO Adult Community Center is closed. Meals on Wheels services continue.
Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center is closed (effective 10:00 p.m. Friday March 20, 2020).
Municipal Golf Course
Water Sports Center
*no classes, camps or organized group activities
*In addition to the facility closures we are closing park and natural area parking lots.
Open *Parks and Spaces:
Trails and Pathways
*Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation parks, trails, and natural areas remain open to the public for walk-in use only. Please obey notices in parks.
*The City is taking precautions in effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and requiring six feet of social distancing while recreating.
The Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center is a four-court facility open year-round to players of all ages and ability levels. The Tennis Center has been serving the community since 1974.
The Tennis Center is open to both Lake Oswego residents and non-residents. Courts are open every day of the year for hourly rental. Book a court
Lake Oswego Golf Course is a City owned 18-hole par-3 facility with holes ranging from 74-179 yards. The hillside layout offers beautifully kept, small, contoured greens with Lost Dog Creek passing among fir, cedar, and maple trees through the back nine.
Luscher Farm, once a dairy operation owned by Rudie and Esther Luscher, was purchased in 1990 by the City of Lake Oswego. The property and buildings are maintained as an agricultural example with the intent to interpret and educate interested visitors in local food and organic plant production.
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation operates one of the most active parks and recreation programs in the Portland metropolitan area. Among the parks and recreation facilities managed by the department are over 600 acres of developed park property, undeveloped and passive park lands, natural parks and open spaces, including 45 acres of recreation facilities: an Adult Community Center, Indoor Tennis Center, outdoor swim park, an 18-hole Golf Course and practice range, and the Water Sports Center on the Willamette River.
Did you know Pilkington, West Waluga, Southwood, and McNary Park have off-leash dogs areas for the summer?! It's part of a 6 month trial period as the city determines to make it off-leash permanently. Share your photo of your favorite four-legged friend enjoying their freedom in one of these Parks now through September 15th, 2017 and tag us and #DogsofLO in your photo for the chance to WIN some sweet doggie swag! You have 5 chances to win as we'll be announcing winners on July 15th, July 31st, August 15th, August 31st and September 15th.
PHOTO CONTEST RULES:
1. Share a photo on instagram that shows your dog enjoying one of these 4 off-leash dog park areas
McNary Park 47 Becket LO 97035
Pilkington Park 19043 Pilkington Rd. LO 97035
Southwood Park 6200 Pamela St. Portland 97219
West Waluga Park 15775 Waluga Drive LO 97035
2. Follow @cityoflakeoswego on instagram
3. Include #DogsofLO in your post.
4. Share your photo now through September 15th (midnight) for the chance to win.
The winner of the first prize, selected on July 14th will win a Doggie Gift Basket filled featuring grain-free dog treats dog blanket, dog collar and three squeaky dog toys. Additional winners will be selected at random July 30, August 14, August 30 and September 14. Winners will be notified via direct message on Instagram. One photo equals one entry into the contest. Winners must visit LOPR office at the Palisades to pick up their prize. Visit bit.ly/LOOLA for more details about the off leash dog park trial.