Parks Maintenance

The Lake Oswego Parks Maintenance staff are dedicated professionals who care for over 600 acres of Parks properties at 36 different sites. Parks Maintenance provides maintenance for the City's developed parks, open spaces, natural areas, wetlands, heritage sites, and various trail systems. The Maintenance Division also keeps up the City and School District's athletic fields, as well as the Lake Oswego Palisades recreation facilities, the Indoor Tennis Center, the Adult Community Center, Charles S Brown Water Sports Center, the Lake Oswego Swim Park, Luscher Farm Park, and the Lake Oswego Public Municipal Golf Course.

Parks Maintenance offices are located at 17601 Pilkington Road. Jeff Munro is the Parks Maintenance Superintendent.

To report any Parks concerns, please call: 503 675-2549.

How Parks Maintenance Keeps Lake Oswego's Parks, Fields, and Natural Areas Safe and Beautiful:

Year-Round Maintenance

Maintenance levels vary according to season and facility and include restroom cleaning, litter removal, irrigation operation and repair, mowing, playground inspection and repair, weed control, fertilization, pruning, painting and tree/shrub maintenance.

Athletic Fields Maintenance

The athletic field program provides maintenance for 13 athletic field sites totaling 40 acres of both City and School District property. Supporting maintenance varies with the intensity of  use at these sites and includes mowing, aeration, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, infield maintenance, back stop repair, goal maintenance, fence maintenance, top dressing and turf repair. This is done, in part, to facilitate both city, school and community-sponsored sports programs.  This program is also responsible for permitting athletic field space to organized sports programs.  For more on the permitting process, please visit the Lake Oswego Athletic Fields website.

Meticulous Care of the Lake Oswego Public Municipal Golf Course

The Lake Oswego Public Municipal Golf Course is maintained year-round, with more intensive maintenance required for the period of March through November. During the season, greens are mowed daily, green aprons every other day, tees three times weekly, and fairways twice a week. Rough trimming of the course and driving range are done weekly.

An Excellent Lake Oswego Parks Maintenance Staff

As a staff, we possess a combined 215 years of experience in Lake Oswego alone and over 300 years of experience in the industry as a whole. Our ongoing training gives us capacity to deal with and care for Parks properties with a “best management practices” discipline as our focus. Certifications presently held by staff include: master gardener certification, irrigation specialist certification, certified arborist, National Playground Safety Inspector certification, backflow specialist certification, Park & Recreation Professional Certification, and turf specialist certification.

Parks Staff also maintain active memberships in several professional organizations to stay current with the changes in the park and golf maintenance field, and actively participate in the Oregon Recreation & Parks Association. Ongoing maintenance programs, which include computer controlled irrigation, weather stations, innovative control of invasive species, drought tolerant plantings, alternatives to pesticides, and use of “green” products and equipment help insure the department’s quality of service while meeting the City's goals toward sustainability.

Parks Maintenance offices are located at 17601 Pilkington Road. Jeff Munro is the Parks Maintenance Superintendent.

To report any Parks concerns, please call: 503 675-2549.