<br />For Immediate Release Contact: Martha Bennett, City Manager
<br />March 23, 2020 503-635-0215
<br /> City Takes Additional Steps to Protect Community - Closes Park
<br />Playground Equipment and Restrooms
<br />LAKE OSWEGO – On Monday, March 23, Governor Kate Brown issued a stay at home order to
<br />protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians. The “Stay Home, Save Lives” order imposes
<br />requirements for outdoor areas and travel in addition to closing specified retail businesses,
<br />requiring social distancing measures for other public and private facilities, and imposing
<br />requirements for licensed childcare facilities. To read the Governor’s executive order, please go
<br />to http://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.
<br />As a result of this order, the City of Lake Oswego will be taking the following actions to limit
<br />park access and restrict outdoor activities to non-contact only. Effective immediately, parks are
<br />limited to walk-in and all parking lots are closed. In addition, the following closures have been
<br />• Athletic Fields
<br />• Sports Courts
<br />• Dog Parks
<br />• Luscher Farm (including Community Gardens and the Friends of Rogerson Clematis
<br />Garden. CSA farming operations will continue.)
<br />• Playgrounds
<br />• Public Golf Course
<br />• Restrooms
<br />• Water Sports Center
<br />These closures are in addition to earlier closures the City has implemented to reduce exposure.
<br />At this time, all City buildings are closed to walk-in traffic. This includes City Hall, the
<br />Maintenance Center, the Water Treatment Plant, all Fire Stations, the Adult Community Center,
<br />Lake Oswego Public Library, Indoor Tennis Center and Parks and Recreation's Christ Church
<br />Parish location.
<br />City government provides essential services to the community. City staff will continue to
<br />provide important services to the people of Lake Oswego, this includes providing police and fire
<br />protection, quality drinking water, and well-maintained infrastructure. Many services you count
<br />on are available online and via telephone or virtual conferencing. Please visit our website,
<br />www.LakeOswego.city for contact information and service details.