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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. Among the parks and recreation facilities managed by the department are over 600 acres of developed park property, undeveloped and passive park lands, natural parks and open spaces, including 45 acres of recreation facilities: an Adult Community Center, Indoor Tennis Center, outdoor swim park, an 18-hole Golf Course and practice range, and the Water Sports Center on the Willamette River.
The Lake Oswego Parks Maintenance staff are dedicated professionals who care for over 600 acres of Parks properties at 36 different sites.
Welcome to the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Ranger Station! This site was created for Junior Rangers of all ages. We have trail maps, wildlife photos, and fun activities to help you explore Lake Oswego's Parks. I also placed my safety recommendations below, Ben's Park Safety Tips.
Thank you for visiting & remember to Discover, Respect, and Protect our Parks & Natural Areas!
Throughout the community, Lake Oswego has habitat that supports wildlife - coyotes, raccoons, possums, squirrels, owls, ducks, geese, skunks, and others.
For more information about living with coyotes or other urban wildlife, please contact the following experts: