Iron Mountain Park Planning Project Background

About the Iron Mountain Park Process

 In 2010, the Parks and Recreation Department underwent a system-wide community-based planning process (Parks Plan 2025). Recommendations  stated a need to develop a concept plan for Iron Mountain Park and identified approximately 2 acres of park for development. The Parks and Recreation Department began a design process for Iron Mountain Park in January 2015 and we are getting closer to making this park a reality.

Previous Events and Meetings

Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #1 

January 7, 2016 - 6 to 8p  Palisades, Santiam Room.
Supporting documents for the meeting:


Public Outreach Event and Exercises: Design Charrette #1

January 30, 2016 &  Exercise #1 February 12 to 26, 2016  Palisades Gymnasium for the Entire Community


Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #2 

March 3, 2016  Palisades, Santiam Room 


Public Outreach Event: Design Charrette #2

May 12, 2016 Palisades - Gymnasium for the Entire Community               


Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #3 

June 23, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Palisades, Santiam Room.


Public Outreach Event/Meeting #4

The public was invited to the unveiling of the Iron Mountain Park Preferred Design on Wednesday September 28, 6:00 p.m. at Palisades in the Willamette Room. 


Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #4


Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #5


What Materializes From This Process?

Eventually a park site will be designed, developed and restored to provide a place for the community to recreate and  connect with nature.

The Iron Mountain Concept Plan planning process will result in several deliverables to move forward with developing, restoring and managing the site. Some aspects of the plan and planning process are:

  • Conceptual site design, featuring amenities consistent with Parks Plan 2025 recommendations and design guidelines for Citywide, Integrated Hybrid Character parks (App. K - PP2025).
  • Public engagement program that will provide ample opportunities for the community to invest in the future concept of the site. Opportunities will be both real time and online.
  • A professional design team that will translate community input into a high quality professional park design that is uniquely Lake Oswego!

Additionally the Department will be working with highly qualified resource professionals to develop stream and wetland restoration plans. This will address the degraded resources onsite and provide the City with a strategy to restore these resources and their function within our areas watershed. Aspects of this process are:

  • Delineation of resources (Wetlands, Stream Corridors and Tree Groves) according to Department of State Lands and City of Lake Oswego requirements. (COMPLETED)
  • Restoration plan for stream and wetland resources.