LO Parks & Recreation Update : September 4, 2020

News Update: LO Parks & Recreation event and activity cancelations and park & facility closures and modifications due to COVID-19.

The following have reopened:

  • Athletic Fields for individual, family and small groups.  Organized games are not allowed per state guidelines.  Camps and clinic permitted with approved field reservations and OHA COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Dog Parks  (Read the CDC guidelines for pets)
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Golf Course (safety modifications noted below)
  • Off Leash Dog Areas at Pilkington Park (McNary remains closed due to construction)
  • Multiple restrooms at all parks including George Rogers, Hazelia, Foothills, Millennium, Sundeleaf, East Waluga, West Waluga & Westlake
  • Parking lots at Bryant Woods, East Waluga, Foothills, Freepons, George Rogers, Hazelia, Roehr, Rosemont/Brock, Stafford Trailhead, Tryon Cove, Westlake and West Waluga
  • Pickleball Courts at George Rogers Park with singles play or doubles play when from same household and wearing face coverings
  • Playgrounds with six feet of physical distancing from others. Sandboxes remain closed
  • Quarry Bike Park
  • Tennis Center with reduced hours and additional safety protocols (Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday from 8am-1pm)
  • Tennis Courts at South Shore & Westlake Park with singles play recommended.
  • Water Sports Center permitted activities by Lake Oswego Community Rowing with additional safety protocols. 

The following remain closed:

  • Basketball Courts (due to Governor Brown's Executive Order)
  • Indoor Facilities remain closed to the public, including Adult Community Center, CCP, Golf Course Clubhouse & Luscher Farmhouse
  • Picnic Shelter & Premier Park Reservations:  Due to the uncertainty of when the county will enter Phase II of Reopening and for the safety of customers and staff, we are not taking reservations for the 2020 season (through October).  
  • Roehr Park due to pathway renovation including the amphitheater, dolphin (barrel), restrooms, Roehr dock and paved trail.

Food security programs, including Meals on Wheels and CSA operations continue.  

We are committed to continue serving our community during this public health crisis, but we will continue to follow the guidance of health officials and the direction of State and City government.  We recommend the following:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. (Feel Sick, Stay Home)
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during, and after use of parks or trails.  (Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face)
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as they pass, and step aside.  (Give Other Users Respect and Space)
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, find an alternate location or find another space.  (Move To Find Your Own Space)

The Lake Oswego Public Golf Course has reopened from 7am-9pm.

  • Clubhouse:  The clubhouse remains closed to the public. Access is limited to restroom use only at entry through the doors facing the parking lot. There is also a portable restroom behind the 7th Green.
  • Tee Times:  Customers are advised to reserve tee times online or call the Golf Front Desk at 503-636-8228. Credit card payments only. Payments accepted online, over the phone, or at the check-in station. Balls & accessories may be purchased at the check-in station also.
  • Range:  The range is open with adequate space allowed for physical distancing requirements. Tokens available for purchase at the check-in station or by using the card reader on the range ball machine. Only one spectator is allowed at each hitting station.   
  • Please continue to practice physical distancing of six feet or more at all times.  View additional safety protocols

For the latest information about additional City facility closures, please visit the City of Lake Oswego Novel Coronavirus webpage at


The City of Lake Oswego is here to serve you in this uncertain time, we’re in this together. #LOtogether

Other City services go to: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/community/Novel-Coronavirus

For specific information, please contact the appropriate City department or visit their webpage:

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec(link is external)  or 503-675-2549 
Lake Oswego Public Library: www.lakeoswegolibrary.org(link is external) or 503-636-7628
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center: www.LOACC.info(link is external) or 503-635-3758
Lake Oswego Building Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/building(link is external) or 503-635-0390
Lake Oswego Planning Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/planning(link is external) or 503-635-0390
Lake Oswego Engineering Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/engineering(link is external) or 503-635-0270
Lake Oswego Public Works Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/publicworks(link is external) or 503-635-0280
Lake Oswego Fire Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/fire(link is external) or 503-635-0275

Sources of information:

U.S. and global updates:


Oregon Health Authority updates:


Lake Oswego School District updates:


Clackamas County Health Alerts


For specific medical questions, people should contact their medical care provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

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