JANUARY IS HEALTHY EATING ACTIVE LIVING Well in LO - Powered by Parks & Recreation
Living Well in LO is the health and wellness initiative at the heart of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department’s activities, events, parks and services.
Lake Oswego is a HEAL, Healthy Eating Active Living City dedicated to improving residents’ access to healthy food and supports farmers markets, local agriculture, and healthy restaurants throughout the City. LO also promotes active living by offering trails for walking, biking and connecting plus an array of exercise and movement activities for all ages and abilities.
How can I eat well in LO? Eat at a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Partner Restaurant!
Support local food sources and agriculture and purchase shares of organically grown produce from Luscher Farm Community Supported Agriculture
**NEW for January is Healthy Eating Active Living Month!** NEW YEARS SHARES are prorated. First share pick up is January 10.
Grow healthy and nutritious food for others and yourself in the Adopt-A-Plot activity at Luscher Farm Community Gardens
Visit the Lake Oswego Farmers' Market (mid-May through mid-October)
How can I move more in LO?
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation offers so many ways to move in and outdoors.
Check out all the things to do
Get Moving at various locations!
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation (LOPR) believes our mission is to build community, enrich lives and care for the urban and natural environment and is leading the way to promote healthier lifestyles. We have so many great opportunities to experience beautiful surroundings, make healthier & active choices and live well in the vibrant and caring community of LO.
Get Healthy! Here's a way to begin!!
Jump-Start Your January!
Think ahead to the New Year — imagine starting the year off making progress on your personal and organizational wellness goals. Here are eight ideas to help jump-start your wellness resolution:
1. Pledge to Commit to Health
Take the pledge! Raise your right hand and read this statement:
I pledge to drink more water and say “No, thank you” to sugary drinks.
I pledge to purchase and eat more fruits and vegetables for snacks and meals.
I pledge to help out in the kitchen, like get the ingredients ready for a recipe, set the table or help with the dishes.
I pledge to put away electronics and stretch or go outside to play and exercise.
2. Find a Teammate
Whether you’re sharing photos of healthy treats or organizing a mid-day walking club, find like-minded friends. Team up and get healthy.
3. Save Money with Healthy Hydration
Make an extra effort to drink enough water. Save money and choose water when eating out this month. As you run errands, keep your water bottle handy and aim for balance by making infused water available
4. Unplug and Try a New Recipe
Have a cellphone-free break to foster a supportive atmosphere wherever you are enjoying your healthy snack or meal.
5. Connect with Nature
Use that snow day to start an indoor herb garden. Watch National Recreation & Parks 2-minute Commit to Health video Inspire Wellness with 4 Nature Activities.
6. Start a Smarter Sleep Habit and take time to refresh with quality sleep and build healthy habits for the New Year. From mindfulness exercises to bedtime relaxation techniques, rest your body and soul for a better you.
7. Gift of Gratitude-Over the next month, take ten minutes once a week to Pause for Appreciation and thank those who have supported you throughout the year.
8. Add Physical Activity to Your Party-Charades and outdoor obstacle courses are easy ways to move more while having fun.
Get Acquainted, Get Creative, Get Excited, Get Healthy, Get Help, Get Interested, Get Involved, Get Moving, Get Outdoors, Get Prepared, and Get Together!
LOPR focuses on dynamic programming and innovative partnership activities that address the six dimensions of wellness: Physical, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, Social and Emotional. The "Gets" are functions that fuel and assist every citizen desiring to improve overall health and wellness. Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is passionate about powering Living Well in LO and invites everyone to participate and join the fun!
Learn more about the history of Living Well in LO through the documents listed under Attachments.
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation offers RECREATIONAL sports camps, classes and leagues for Pre-K, youth, teen and adults. Our sports leagues have been developed to provide organized, recreational league play to the citizens of Lake Oswego.
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.
Parks & Recreation is located at
Lake Oswego Public Golf Course
17525 SW Stafford Rd.
Lake Oswego, Or.
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.