The Department operates one of the most active parks and recreation programs in the Portland metropolitan area. It manages over 600 acres of park and open space property and over 45 acres of recreation facilities including the Adult Community Center, Indoor Tennis Center, the 18-hole Golf Course and Practice Range, and the Charlie S. Brown Water Sports Center on the Willamette River. The Department hosts an average of 1800 recreation programs and 85 community events each year.
Kim Gilmer, Director, provides an overview of the Parks Department including mission and other pertinent information.
Code of Conduct for Program Participants and Volunteers
Participation in City sports and recreation activities is guided by code of conduct expectations. Volunteers represent the City of Lake Oswego and are also expected to abide by our code of conduct. These documents provide an outline of behavioral expectations.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) meetings monthly and addresses all matters concerning the Department.
The Lake Oswego community prides itself on its support of the arts. Take a virtual tour of the current Arts Downtown presentation.