Iron Mountain Park

May 2020 Update: Park construction has begun. Once tree protection for “trees to remain” is installed and the erosion control is in place, tree removal will begin, most likely next week. The park will be closed during construction. This is an active construction site with many hazards and all contractors and City Staff are required to wear hard hats, reflective vests and safety glasses when on site. In addition, COVID-19 protocols are in place, anyone entering the site must sign in and have their temperature checked before entering.


Iron Mountain Park is an approximately 51-acre park located in the center of the City of Lake Oswego. Iron Mountain Park is larger than a local neighborhood park and integrates natural and developed features. The Iron Mountain Master Plan, Resolution 17-42 was adopted by the City Council July 18, 2017.  

Eventually a park site will be designed, developed and restored to provide a place for the community to recreate and  connect with nature.

The Iron Mountain Park planning process resulted in several deliverables to move forward with developing, restoring and managing the site. Some aspects of the plan and planning process were:

  • Conceptual site design, featuring amenities consistent with Parks Plan 2025 recommendations and design guidelines for Citywide, Integrated Hybrid Character parks (App. K - PP2025).
  • The public engagement program provided ample opportunities for the community to invest in the future concept of the site. Opportunities were both real time and online.
  • A professional design team translated community input into a high quality professional park design that is uniquely Lake Oswego.

Additionally, the Department worked with highly qualified resource professionals to develop stream and wetland restoration plans. The plans addressed the degraded resources onsite and provided the City with a strategy to restore these resources and their function within our areas watershed. Aspects of this process were:

  • Delineation of resources (Wetlands, Stream Corridors and Tree Groves) according to Department of State Lands and City of Lake Oswego requirements. (COMPLETED)
  • Restoration plan for stream and wetland resources.

Past Public Outreach Events and Planning Advisory Meeting Information can be found on the Iron Mountain Park Planning Project Background website.

Project Updates: 

May 2020 Update: Park construction has begun. Once tree protection for “trees to remain” is installed and the erosion control is in place, tree removal will begin, most likely next week. The park will be closed during construction. This is an active construction site with many hazards and all contractors and City Staff are required to wear hard hats, reflective vests and safety glasses when on site. In addition, COVID-19 protocols are in place, anyone entering the site must sign in and have their temperature checked before entering.

Location
Iron Mountain Park
2401 Iron Mountain Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Project Details
ID: 
WO 261
Year: 
2015
Status: 
Active
Project Contact: 

Bruce Powers, RLA 
Park Analyst / Project Manager
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
17525 Stafford Road
P.O. Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 503-697-6575
Email: bpowers@lakeoswego.city

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