Finishing Touches Taking Place at the WTP

We are in the home stretch! Hundreds of trees and native shrubs are being installed at the  the new water treatment plant – visually and aesthetically transforming the construction site into a completed facility!

Over the last few weeks, hundreds of yards of soil has been placed in the planting areas and stormwater basins at the water plant. The majority of shrubs, groundcovers and trees have now been planted across the 9-acre site. Crews expect to be finished with the final touches in the next week or so.

Pam Peterson, our hardworking and exemplary Beautification Specialist (a.k.a. landscape/irrigation extraordinaire),  has been very busy monitoring and inspecting the landscaping work (pictured below with her trusty shovel). Thank you for all your help, Pam!

A new pedestrian pathway is in place and the public areas are taking shape. The new pathway (pictured below) connects Mapleton Drive to Kenthorpe Way.

A portion of the WTP site will be a two-acre park-like setting, with a meadow and an Oak Savannah, open to the public. Pictured below, the split-rail fence, new plantings, trees and free-standing stone walls.

Later this month, the Partnership plans to host a pathway ribbon-cutting event with WTP neighbors, to commemorate the new pedestrian pathway and the end of construction.






Country Club Road Lane Closures – August 14

On Monday, August 14, expect intermittent westbound lane closures from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Country Club Road (between Country Club Court – 10th Street) and on Country Club Court. Crews will be conducting exploratory drilling in the right-of-way (locations shown below), as part of the Country Club Road Improvement Project.

Please watch for flaggers or signage. Expect some minor delays on Country Club/A Avenue during this work.

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August week 2

 Lake Oswego residents have been diving into fun at the Lake Oswego Swim Park this summer. The city-run park on Ridgeway Road is open in July and August and can be enjoyed by all Lake Oswego citizens. The facility is staffed by a team of Red Cross certified lifeguards. The park features large inner tubes, lounge chairs, picnic tables, shade tents, water squirter, rest rooms, shower and a ping pong table.
Each day patrons swim laps, relax on the tubes, play tag games or water basketball, sunbathe on the deck or read a book by the water while watching the herons and osprey fly overhead. With the extremely hot weather this summer, the swim park has a been a wonderful place for families to cool down while having fun and being safe.
Safety is the number one priority at the swim park. The eight lifeguards, which include two head guards who are also certified lifeguard instructors, have participated in monthly in-service trainings practicing life saving skills. The June, July and August in-service days included in-water and on-land hands on activities that help with accident prevention and rescue operations. The park is a place that combines safety and enjoyment for the families who visit.

Please come and join the fun at the swim park and bring your family!

“Certified lifeguards creating a safe environment
“L.O. Resident Carson DeBruhl making a splash”

“Patrons relaxing on a hot day”
“Beating the Heat at L.O. Swim Park”
2017 L.O. Swim Park Lifeguard Crew. Five of the eight guards are L.O. Residents. Three are certified lifeguard instructors and students at Portland State University”

Parks is at the wind down point with camps. This week LO explorers got into some Mission Impossible craziness with alien mysteries and of course impossibly dangerous missions and a visit from K9 Chase!

Clay Art Camp

 Stay cool



Second Street Roadway Improvements

Lease Crutcher Lewis (Contractor) is scheduled to begin roadway improvements on Second Street between A Avenue and Evergreen Road next week. Work will include improving the cross slope in the roadway, stormwater facilities, ADA ramps and a new art pad.  Portions of the roadway will be closed at times for the construction, but flaggers will be available to direct traffic and there will be alternative access routes.  Most of the work will be completed by the end of October and the final asphalt overlay will occur in early 2018, when construction is completed on Block 137.

For more information on the project please contact Sidaro Sin, Development Project Manager at 503-697-7421 or

Fire Extinguisher Training for Sisters of the Holy Names Staff

On July 2th Deputy Fire Marshal conducted fire extinguisher training for the administration building staff of Sisters of the Holy Names. Our fire prevention division provides this training annually for the majority of their staff at no cost.

Being able to extinguish a small fire while staying save could be vital in the outcome. Staff is trained on how to operate an extinguisher, assist with evacuating people and how to assist the fire department in case of an emergency.

New LOPD Officers and Sergeant Sworn in

On Monday, August 7th, 2017, the Lake Oswego Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for our two new patrol officers and new sergeant.

Officer Matthew Lamotte has been a Community Service Officer with the Lake Oswego Police Department since 2015. He was offered the patrol officer position early this summer and began training in June.

Officer Teri Gilbert was an intern for the Lake Oswego Police Department last Fall. She assisted the Department with various projects, including a new training and inventory database that will help them better track training requirements and equipment.

Sergeant Mike Scott was a Community Service Officer with the Department until several years ago, when he was hired by Portland Police as a patrol officer. After 12 years with Portland, Sergeant Scott decided to return to his home town of Lake Oswego as a police officer. He was welcomed back into the Department last winter and promoted to Sergeant earlier this month.

The Chief took a moment to speak to those who appeared in support.  His message to them was that through good times and bad times, no matter how a person’s day is going, he wants the people in this Department to always be compassionate, considerate, and to always be the “most reasonable people in the room”.

August Week1

An army of robots kept us cool this week at Palisades. Our old rental building is very limited on cooling systems. Thank you to the Facilities team for hooking up some relief for staff and the campers.

HOWL at the MOON
The HOWL at the MOON Adventure race has grown in participation since its first year with over 600 registered adventurers running the course on a beautiful Friday evening last week.

Great work by our Outdoor, Events and Registration teams!

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