Meet the amazing staff who care for over 600 acres of Parks property, open space and natural areas at 36 different sites as well as keeping our City beautiful. Parks Maintenance provides maintenance for the City’s park system, athletic fields, Indoor Tennis Center, Adult Community Center, and Golf Course, and a City beautification program.
Parks Maintenance personnel also provides city beautification for many areas such as City street rights-of-way at numerous locations around town. Maintenance levels vary according to season and facility and include restroom cleaning, litter removal, irrigation operation and repair, mowing, playground inspection and repair, weed control, fertilization, pruning, painting and tree/shrub maintenance.
The athletic field program provides maintenance for 13 athletic field sites totaling 40 acres of both City and School District property. Supporting maintenance varies with the intensity of use at these sites and includes mowing, aeration, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, infield maintenance, back stop repair, goal maintenance, fence maintenance, top dressing and turf repair. This is done, in part, to facilitate both city, school and community-sponsored sports programs.
The Lake Oswego Public Golf Course is maintained year-round, with more intensive maintenance required for the period of March through November. During the season, greens are mowed daily, green aprons every other day, tees three times weekly, and fairways twice a week. Rough trimming of the course and driving range are done weekly.
The Park Maintenance Division is responsible for the up keep of all city parks and park facilities that include athletic fields, developed parks, open space & natural areas, heritage sites, street medians, gateway properties, city beautification sites, facilities, wetlands and various trail systems.
As a staff, we possess a combined 215 years of experience in Lake Oswego alone and over 300 years of experience in the industry as a whole. Our ongoing training gives us capacity to deal with and care for Parks properties with a “best management practices” discipline as our focus. Certifications presently held by staff include master gardeners, irrigation specialist, certified arborist, National Playground Safety Inspector, Backflow, Park & Recreation Professional and turf specialists.
Staff maintains active memberships in several professional organizations to stay current with the changes in the park & golf maintenance field & actively participates in the Oregon Recreation & Parks Association. Ongoing maintenance programs, which include computer controlled irrigation, weather stations, innovative control of invasive species, drought tolerant plantings, alternatives to pesticides, and use of “green” products & equipment help insure the department’s quality of service while meeting the City's goal towards sustainability.
Parks Maintenance offices are located at the City's Public Works Operation Center, 5705 Jean Road. Jeff Munro is the Parks Maintenance Superintendent. The phone number to reach Parks Maintenance is 503-635-0280.