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Posted on: Apr 2 2020 - 3:02pm

Information for LO Youth Sports Organizations

The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation department permits all the Parks, Elementary and Jr. High School athletic fields for use by youth sports organizations.  Information on this page pertains to organization's use of these fields.  To reserve/permit high school fields or LOSD indoor facilities contact Kristen Clark with Community Schools at 534-2339.

Field Status

An email subscription is now in place to send field status updates to approved organizations using athletic fields.  Updates will notify you of the playing conditions being playable, questionable or closed. The email is sent each weekday by 2 p.m.  Managers/coaches must use their best judgment regarding playing conditions on weekends, unless Parks & Recreation decides to close the fields for the weekend on Friday afternoon. If the field is too wet, managers accept responsibility for increased injuries and damage to the fields (which may prevent future use).

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Field Lights

Lighted fields include East Waluga Park, George Rogers Park, Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm, Lake Oswego Jr. High, Lakeridge Middle School and Westlake Park.  Each organization has a MUSCO Usercode & Password.  To reach MUSCO call (877) 347-3319.  Lights are scheduled to come on 30 minutes before sunset.  If you need them earlier you can call MUSCO and ask to have them turned on.  We request that any groups that ends earlier than the scheduled shut off time or does not plan to use a field for a night you are scheduled to call MUSCO and have the lights turned off. 

Field Maintenance

Questions about field maintenance (prep, lining, what fields we cover and areas of responsibility) should be sent to our Athletic Field Maintenance email at fieldmaint@ci.oswego.or.us.  

Jean can help you with field scheduling, permits, camps, tournaments, etc.

Ballfields

The following task checklist is intended to help maintain playable conditions for all users. The steps listed here are to be performed on the ballfields before and after all practices and games.  This manual includes tips for ballfields and natural turf grass fields such as field availability, water removal, grooming, lining, etc.  

Field Projects

Hallinan Elementary:  The athletic field will close for the summer on June 6.

Lake Oswego Jr. High:  The back parking lot (next to gym and ballfields) is partially closed.  Parking is available in the front lot and at the Church.  There is also fencing on the field near the gym that has reduced the size ot the grass field.  Project end date - July 2020

Lakeridge Middle School:  Ballfields #4 & #5 and Grass field #2 are closed through at least the remainder of the year 2020.  All ballfields and athletic fields will perminantly close June 6.

Oak Creek Elementary:  June 2019 - July 2020 - Fencing on the field for school construction has reduced the size of the field but it is still playable.  Parking is limited.

Organization Requirements

Insurance

All sports organizations utilizing the fields on a seasonal basis are required to provide a Certificate of Liability with the following requirements:

  • a minimum of $2 million per occurrence
  • a minimum of $3 million aggregate
  • Medical payment coverage at $5000 as a minimum
  • Participant Accident coverage generally at $25000
  • Name the City of Lake Oswego as the Certificate Holder and additional insured
  • Provide an Endorsement Page naming the City of Lake Oswego as the endorsed party

Current expiration dates:

  • i9 Sports - 9/1/20
  • LRYF - 8/1/20
  • LOGS - 1/1/21
  • LOJBO - 2/15/21
  • LOLL - 1/1/21
  • LOSC - 9/1/20
  • LOYF - 8/1/20
  • LOYL - under community schools
  • PYB - 2/1/21 

Field Use Fees

All local youth sports organizations will pay a seasonal per player field use fee in 2020 of $25/resident player and $45/non-resident player.  Orgs are required to submit rosters that includes player's names, address, zip code and school attending.  If a non-resident player attends a LO public school then they receive the resident rate.  Spring rosters are due in April with payment due in early May.  Fall rosters are due in October with payment due in early November.

All local youth sports organization will pay a $30/hr or $40/hr with lights field rental fee to reserve fields for camps and tournaments.

Annual Fields Use Meeting

All organizations are required to attend the Annual Field Use Meeting in January of each year where we discuss shared use and maintenance of fields (parks, elementary & Jr. High fields).  2021 meeting date:  TBD

Game Schedules

Youth organizations are required to submit game schedules to the Parks & Recreation department.  Schedules are submitted on a seasonal basis for each venue permitted through the P&R department (all parks, elementary and jr. high school fields).

Registration numbers

Youth Organizations are required to submit registration numbers at the close of each season's registration.  Numbers should be broken down by division, age group, etc.

 

Contact Information

Field Reservations & Permits:  Jean Ostrander - 503-675-3901 or jostrander@ci.oswego.or.us

Athletic Field Maintenance Questions:  fieldmaint@ci.oswego.or.us

On-site field/light issues (W-Su):  Park Ranger, Ben Labounty - 971-563-8059