Parks & Recreation Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures

General guidelines are as follows:

  • If the City Manager closes facilities, notification will go up on the website at 4:45 a.m., and general Parks & Recreation phone hotlines will be updated.
  • Should facilities be able to open for evening hours and evening activities can resume, the website will be updated by 1:30 p.m., along with phone hotlines.
  • The status of all activities during an inclement event will be determined by the Director.

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation makes every effort to contact registered participants for canceled classes in advance. For the most current information, always check here or call 503-675-2549.

General Guidelines for Air Quality Decisions are based on DEQ State Restrictions:

  • Green & Yellow: All outdoor activities are held with no restrictions.
  • Orange: Activities may be held outdoors, with warnings to patrons regarding sensitivities to air quality given at each facility or activity.
  • Bright Red: All outdoor activities go indoors if possible or are canceled.
  • Purple & Dark Red: All activities canceled or go indoors if air quality is good indoors.

General Guidelines for Lightning Strikes:

https://weather.com/maps/severe/lightningstrikes

General Guidelines for Hot Weather:

http://www.osaa.org/heatindex

Athletic Fields:

The synthetic turf fields (East Waluga & Hazelia) will close to all activity when the temperature reaches 95 degrees and above or 32 degrees and below. Additionally, if there is snow or ice on the fields, they will be closed.

Parks:

No portable BBQs without permits and no open flames allowed.

Update - April 2, 2024

As a result of the January storm, we are continuing with necessary tree removal and clean-up work in other parks and natural areas. This work will be ongoing, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. 

Always be aware of your surroundings and avoid areas sectioned off for cleanup. For parks that are still closed or limited areas open, please respect the closure signs and caution tape and do not move barricades to access areas.

Thank you for your patience. The safety of our community is our top priority, and our dedicated parks teams are working diligently to get parks and trails open.

THE FOLLOWING PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS ARE CLOSED:

  • Southshore
  • April 10 through April 12 - Lamont Springs will be closed for clean-up

THE FOLLOWING RESTROOMS ARE OPEN WITH LIMITED SERVICES:

  • West Waluga