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Living Well in LO

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Living Well in LO is our community's health and wellness initiative and Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is proud to power Living Well In LO!

It’s the heart of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department’s activities, services and parks that helps to contribute to your healthy and active lifestyle.

Lake Oswego joins HEAL CITIES

The  Lake Oswego City Council voted unanimously to join the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign making Lake Oswego the 31st Oregon city to join the HEAL Cities Campaign. HEAL stands for Healthy Eating Active Living, it is a health & wellness campaign coordinated through a joint project of Oregon Public Health Institute and the League of Oregon Cities and funded by Kaiser Permanente. 

There are four levels of involvement as a HEAL City, Eager, Active, Fit or Fabulous. Lake Oswego has joined HEAL as a FABULOUS City. (Snap! ;-)

 "Every Month is Healthy Eating Month in LO!"

Citizens of LO and the City's Parks & Recreation Department  celebrated commitment to health and wellness by observing “January is Healthy Eating Month”!  Lake Oswego is a HEAL City (Healthy Eating Active Living). We have so many great opportunities to make healthier choices and adopting habits that are focused on making informed food choices and exercising daily. These two actions will help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and improve your overall health so that you can continue to Live Well in LO. The initiative to eat healthfully and live well, continutes throughout the year, join us!

How can you eat well in LO?

  • Join the CSA or Adopt- A-Plot at Luscher Farm
  • Have a wonderful lunch at the ACC on Monday, Wednesday or Friday- NOW there's Salad Bar Tuesday too!
  • Take a cooking class through Parks & Rec
  • Eat at a LO HEAL City Restaurant! - Chuck’s Place - Babica Hen Cafe - Tucci Restaurant - Pasha -                   Gubanc’s -  Baja Fresh - Beeztro at Play Boutique

These Restaurants have committed to do one/some or all of these things listed below to be the City’s partner in offering healthy and nutritious foods to citizens.

  • Disclose the calorie amount and grams of fat for each menu item listed on a menu or menu board in a clear and conspicuous manner
  • Offer smaller portions of high calorie and high fat dishes
  • Establish pricing structures that encourage consumption of lower-calorie, lower-fat, and less processed foods.

Lake Oswego is dedicated to improving residents’ access to healthy food and supports multiple farmers markets, community gardens, and healthy restaurants throughout the city. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is leading the way to promote health and reduce childhood obesity through inclusive and collaborative programming.

Let's Go Outside


Watch this video and understand the importance for children to get out into parks and natural areas.



MISSION: Build Community, Enrich Lives, and Care for the Urban and Natural Environment

ACTIONS:  Focus on programming and partnership activities that address the six dimensions of wellness: Physical, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, Social and Emotional.



Six Dimensions of Wellness

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. 


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 for more details about the off leash dog park trial. 

#DogsofLO Contest!