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Get Moving and Get Outdoors! You'll enjoy miles of trails, hundreds of acres of parks and open spaces, and 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.
The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation maintenance staff are dedicated professionals who care for over 600 acres of Parks properties at over 36 different sites.
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.