Parks & Recreation Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures

Update: July 10, 2024

We are monitoring the heat forecasted for this week. Stay tuned for updates on this page and social media. Hot weather guidelines are listed below. Scroll down for more information.

➡️Please note the Synthetic Turf Fields (East Waluga & Hazelia) are closed when temperatures reach 95°F and above.
 

Registered Participants: Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation will make every effort to notify registered participants of canceled classes in advance. For the latest updates, always check here or call 503-675-2549.

Iron Mountain Park Restroom Closure - effective May 14, 2024 – until further notice: One of the restrooms in Iron Mountain Park is closed for repairs.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to enhance your park experience. Please be mindful of closure signs.

General Guidelines for Park Facilities and Activities

Facility Closures:

  • Morning Notification: If facilities are closed by the City Manager, updates will be posted on the website by 4:45 a.m. and on Parks & Recreation phone hotlines.
  • Evening Notification: If facilities reopen for evening activities, updates will be posted by 1:30 p.m. on the website and hotlines.
  • Inclement Weather: The status of activities during adverse weather conditions will be determined by the Director.

Registered Participants: Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation will make every effort to notify registered participants of canceled classes in advance. For the latest updates, always check the website or call 503-675-2549.

Air Quality Guidelines (Based on DEQ State Restrictions)

  • Green & Yellow: All outdoor activities proceed without restrictions.
  • Orange: Activities may proceed outdoors with air quality warnings issued to patrons.
  • Bright Red: Outdoor activities move indoors if possible or are canceled.
  • Purple & Dark Red: All activities are canceled or moved indoors if indoor air quality is acceptable.

Lightning Strikes Guidelines

Hot Weather Guidelines

Athletic Fields

Synthetic Turf Fields (East Waluga & Hazelia):

  • Closed when temperatures reach 95°F and above or 32°F and below.
  • Closed if there is snow or ice on the fields.

Park Regulations

BBQs and Open Flames:

  • No portable BBQs without permits.
  • No open flames allowed.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Enjoy your visit to our parks!