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<br /> <br /> <br />For Immediate Release Contact: Martha Bennett, City Manager <br />March 23, 2020 503-635-0215 <br /> <br /> City Takes Additional Steps to Protect Community - Closes Park <br />Playground Equipment and Restrooms <br /> <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 /> <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 />implemented: <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 /> <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 /> <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. <br />