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Outdoor Recreation

Once in a Blue Moon 5K Adventure Run

Parks & Recreation offers classes and trips to engage individuals in adventure experiences in the great outdoors.








Advanced Survivor Camp     Ages 8-12     George Rogers Park


Class #11707     9am-4pm     8/17-8/21

A camp not to be missed!

Put down the technology and learn how to use teamwork, leadership and decision making skills when your resources are few. Survivor camp builds on outdoor school and traditional outdoor camps. Campers use scenarios such as getting lost, wilderness survival and dealing with the Zombie Apocalypse to develop real survival and primitive skills.

Paintball Adventure Camp     Ages 12-17     8/3-8/7     Luscher Farm

Class #17709     9am-noon

Class #11710     1pm-4pm

Join Trackers Earth for the ultimate stealth training scenario experience. Most paintball programs stress speedball in the woods (covering and evading). At Trackers we use paintball to train silence, invisibility and listening for just the right moment. That doesn't mean that it is all "ninja" training, of course we always engage in the awesome "battle royale" of paintball scenarios. We supply the paintball gear and safety equipment. More importantly, we supply the experienced instructors.

Kids Paddle Power Camp     Ages 10-14     8/17-8/21     Tryon Cove

Learn paddling safety, maneuvering, bracing, rescues, hydrology and more! Monday through Thursday the kids explore and paddle SUP boards, canoes, and kayaks. Friday is parent day, and we invite you to come out and enjoy paddling as a family. Register and pay through Alder Creek     503-285-0464

Once in a Blue Moon 5K Adventure Run

Friday, July 31     Luscher Farm

Course opens at 6pm and last start will be at 8pm

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation with generous support from Meduri World Delights is proud to present an exciting summertime event not to be missed. Eager adventure runners will set off on the hills of Luscher Farm. Runners will navigate 3.1 miles while making their way through 13 obstacles including a tire crawl, walk the plank, hay pyramid, slip-n-slide, mud pit and soak-n-run. Summertime farm hospitality means we're throwing a party too! The post-race event will offer foot stomping music and food and drinks will be available for purchase. If you are a competitive 5K enthusiast or a casual walker/runner who is looking for a fun community event, we encourage you to register.

To register, visit

Sign up on your own or as a team. Four person teams are $35/per person, individuals are $40. T-shirts guaranteed to those registered by July 17.



On the water with ALDER CREEK

***NEWS FLASH*** Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe IN Lake Oswego this summer!
to register or For class, camp and rental information - click here

Tryon Cove Hours:

May 1-May 24 Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm

May 25-Sept 7  Everyday 10am-6pm

George Rogers Park Rentals:

Dates and Times to be announced at a later date or call 503-285-0464

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation welcomes Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe to Lake Oswego. Summer 2015 - Alder Creek will offer kayak, stand-up paddle board and canoe rentals right on the Willamette River in Lake Oswego.

More info coming soon.

Get on the water and set off on your Northwest adventure! Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation teams up with Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe in Lake Oswego offering programs such as Basic Skills Kayak, Basic Canoe Skills, kayaking tours, youth camps and the latest craze of Stand Up Paddle Board - and register early for this one: Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. Alder Creek offers world class coaching, guiding, and instruction from highly skilled and certified coaches. Their staff maintains the most current, best practice and employs the most up to date teaching techniques.



Raft, climb, cave, kayak, snowshoe, or backpack with Adventures Without Limits

Lake Oswego Parks and Rec teams up with Adventures Without Limits to offer some of the best outdoor activities found in the Northwest. Activities for people of all ages and ability levels. 2015 brings us outdoors with some of the best adventures in the Northwest. AWL doesn't sit inside in the winter months, instead they offer beautiful adventurous escapes for your enjoyment. Don't sit inside watching the April showers, get out on the rapids and stay warm in gear provided by AWL while you raft the Sandy, Santiam or Nehalem River on April 25th, class #10900. In addition to registering for Adventures Without Limits programs through Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, Adventures Without Limits requires a registration form and liability release for their programs. Please print, fill out, and bring the following forms to the first day of class:

Registration Form
Liability Risk Form



Hikes & Rambles information

Come outside and play! Hikes and Rambles are coordinated by local volunteers. This program offers weekly hikes and rambles within a two-hour drive from Lake Oswego, Tuesdays and Thursdays, January-mid-November.

For detailed descriptions of the Hikes and Rambles, please visit the Volunteer Hikers website at

Hikes: For hikers of intermediate ability. Rambles: A more leisurely-paced hike, great for beginning hikers. 5-7 miles with comfortable elevation gains and good trail conditions.  Hikes and Rambles are not canceled due to rain, but leaders may change location if driving/hiking conditions are hazardous. Please check the website for updated information. Leaders may refuse to take anyone not properly equipped or who is determined to be incapable of making a specific trip. Participants accept responsibility for their personal safety. No animals permitted.



The Charlie S. Brown Water Sports Center (WSC), located on the scenic Willamette River in Roehr Park (350 Oswego Pointe Drive, Lake Oswego, OR). Lake Oswego Community Rowing offers youth and adult programs in partnership with the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. Visit for more information.



The Lake Oswego Skate Park is a membership based park supervised by Parks & Recreation staff. The park is open to all ages for Skateboarders and In-Line Skaters from Spring Break through mid-October. For more information, please visit



Open during July and August, Swim Park entry is free and available to residents of Lake Oswego. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times during open hours. The Swim Park features diving platforms, water sprayers, inner tube water polo games, outdoor showers, and lounge chairs. For more information, visit


TOURS with Ranger Ben

Go on nature walks with Park Ranger Ben! He has trail maps, wildlife photos, and fun activities to help you explore Lake Oswego's Parks. Next tour is the Luscher Farm Walking Tour (led by Ranger Ben), next tour: George Rogers Park Tour, April 25th, class #10980




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