Mask Requirements for Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Activities and Events

Wearing a face covering is one of the most effective things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Kate Brown announced new statewide outdoor mask requirements effective Friday, August 27, 2021 masks will be required for all individuals — regardless of vaccination status — in most public outdoor settings, including large outdoor events, in which individuals from different households and physical distancing is not possible, and regardless of vaccination status.

The rule aligns with the exceptions outlined in the recent statewide indoor mask requirements and does not apply to:

  • Children under 5 years old;
  • Persons playing or practicing competitive sports, or engaged in an activity in which it is not feasible to wear a mask — such as swimming;
  • Individuals delivering a speech or performing — such as with outdoor music or theater;
  • Individuals who are actively eating, drinking, or sleeping — as well as individuals living outdoors, such as persons experiencing houselessness;
  • Child care and youth programs will continue to follow existing OHA mask guidance; and
  • Entities subject to the ADA must continue to comply with that law.

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Activities and Events

This rule applies to:

Gatherings of people from different households who are congregating and unable to maintain physical distancing. Events with crowds such as outdoor concerts, sporting games and tournaments with spectator areas, outdoor markets, fairs, and special occasions, participants should wear masks. Activities and events include:

  • Fitness in the Parks activities if physical distancing requirement cannot be maintained.
  • Park and picnic shelter reservations including open use by people from different households and physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Spectators at Athletic Fields and courts
  • The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Farmers’ Market at Millennium Plaza Park, beginning Saturday August 28.

This rule does not apply to:

  • Participants while playing golf on the course if from the same household and maintain physical distancing if not from the same household.
  • Fleeting encounters, such as two individuals walking by one another on a trail or in a park.

Here are some quick FAQ links: