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Get Moving and Get Outdoors! In Lake Oswego, there are miles of trails, hundreds of acres of parks and open spaces, plus the beauty of this great City.
In the City of Lake Oswego, there are 460+ acres of natural character parks. These often overlooked natural areas are vital to our community. They contribute to important habitat for plants and animals, water shed and stormwater management/health, as well as a place for the community to connect to nature.
Starting in 1992 the City of Lake Oswego began building pathways that formed walking loops around the City. There are currently five main loops totaling 23.7 miles.
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation operates one of the most active parks and recreation programs in the Portland metropolitan area. Among the parks and recreation facilities managed by the department are over 600 acres of developed park property, undeveloped and passive parklands, natural parks, and open spaces, including 45 acres of recreation facilities, including the Adult Community Center, Indoor Tennis Center, outdoor swim park, and the Water Sports Center on the Willamette River. Coming in 2024 will be the 9-hole executive golf course and the Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatic Center.
The Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation maintenance staff are dedicated professionals who care for over 645 acres of Parks properties at over 36 different sites. Parks provides maintenance for the City's developed parks, natural areas and open spaces. In addition to park spaces they also care for the Indoor Tennis Center, the Adult Community Center, Charles S Brown Water Sports Center, the Lake Oswego Swim Park, and Luscher Farm Park properties.
Lake Oswego Parks maintenance staff cares for approximately 460 acres of natural or open space areas. This space contains a range of protected habitats that are home to native plant species and wildlife. The department works closely with the Lake Oswego Fire Department and other experts to evaluate the City’s open spaces and mitigate hazards.
Welcome to the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Ranger Station! This site was created for Junior Rangers of all ages!
Lake Oswego has habitat that supports wildlife - coyotes, raccoons, deer, eagles, and more. Many of us may be lucky enough to experience the excitement of seeing a coyote or other urban wildlife.
Remember, do not feed wildlife and never approach any wild animals.
Learn hazing techniques and other useful information about urban coyotes and other wildlife.