Outdoor Recreation

Please refer to https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lopr-covid-19-update for specific info regarding closures or adjusted operations due to COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation produces seasonal catalogs that provide the most up-to-date information about classes and activities, special events and camps. Registration for residents of Lake Oswego begins the Monday after you receive the catalog. Lake Oswego residents receive priority placement in classes and activities. Residents know immediately if they are accepted into a class or placed on a wait list. Non-resident registrations are accepted, but held on separate wait lists for about one week and then processed on a first registered basis. The current Parks & Recreation catalog is digitally available.

You can have a copy of the current catalog mailed to you by calling the Registrar at 503-675-2549. In addition to the published catalog, you can find all our classes and activities on the Online Registration website.


Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Please read more information about our scholarship program.

New to LOPR Outdoor Recreation

  • Fly Tying 101 Workshop
  • Intro to Bird Watching
  • Whitewater Awareness 2-Day Courses
  • 2-Day Rafting Excursions with Oregon River Experiences

On The Water

Get on the water and set off on your Northwest adventure! Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation teams up with Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe in Lake Oswego offering programs such as Basic Skills Kayak, Basic Canoe Skills, kayaking tours, and youth camps. Alder Creek offers world class coaching, guiding, and instruction from highly skilled and certified coaches. Their staff maintains the most current, best practices and employs the most up to date teaching techniques. In addition to structured classes and camps, Alder Creek offers gear rentals at George Rogers Park.

Alder Creek SUP, Kayak, and Canoe Summer Rentals

Weekends 5/23-6/21; 10a-6p (Open Memorial Day 5/25)

7 Days a Week beginning 6/27-8/23; 10a-8p

Weekends 8/29-9/20; 10a-6p (Open Labor Day 9/7)

George Rogers Park gear rental information.

Outdoor Fun with AWL

Lake Oswego Parks and Rec teams up with Adventures Without Limits to offer some of the best outdoor activities found in the Northwest. Activities for people of all ages and ability levels. AWL doesn't sit inside in the winter months, instead they offer beautiful adventurous escapes for your enjoyment. AWL’s local pick-up at location is at Hazelia Field; 17800 SW Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Explore with LO Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles is an entirely volunteer driven program that offers weekly hikes and rambles within a two-hour drive from Lake Oswego, Tuesdays and Thursdays, January-mid-November.

For up-to-date, detailed information about the Hikes and Rambles Program, please visit www.LOHikes.com

Rowing with LOCR

In Partnership with the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, Lake Oswego Community Rowing (LOCR) offers programs for both new and experienced rowers. Programs include Learn to Row classes, Youth Rowing (ages 12-18), and Experienced Adult (Masters) rowing for rowers 18+. Indoor land training is available to anyone, regardless of rowing experience. LOCR also offers private lessons year-round.

Please reach out and email info@lorowing.com for more information.

Summer Camps

Spend the week on the water with Alder Creek or LOCR! Or maybe explore with Coyle Outdoors!

Camps Include:

  • Nature RX
  • Intro, Intermediate, or Advanced Wilderness Survival
  • Girls Earth Skills Camp
  • Crafter’s Camp
  • Paddle Power
  • Fish, Forage, Fire

Specialized Recreation Programs (All Ages)

Inclusion Policy
The City of Lake Oswego believes that including all people in the fabric of society strengthens individuals and community and enhances quality of life. Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation endeavors to foster diversity, remove barriers and further equity and inclusion in all of its work. We promote inclusion and opportunities for choice to enhance the quality of life for our residents, including persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or need an accommodation, use the Inclusion/Other Info field available to provide your need when registering online, or please include a note along with your mailed or dropped off registration. You may also contact us at 503-675-2549.

Persons with special needs are encouraged to participate in any of our programs. Please call Cydny Fletcher at 503-697-6589 if you need any accommodations or if you have questions. *Please note that inclusion services (aides) are provided to Lake Oswego residents only.

If you have any feedback on our programs or would like to submit a program request, we would love to hear from you! 

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
17525 SW Stafford Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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