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Rassekh Park Development
The City is designing a new park.
The City of Lake Oswego is designing a new multi-sports field and play area on part of the site of Rassekh Park.
Public outreach conducted in June 2019 identified athletic fields as a high priority to be funded with the parks bond money. Read about the outreach efforts.
The park will include a multi-sports field and a play area.
At the October 19, 2021 meeting, City Council directed the design team and staff to add a Skate Park / Area of approximately 10,000 square feet to the project. Staff is in the process of hiring a skate park design firm to assist in the project.
What we are doing now
The development application was approved at the DRC meeting on July 18 and findings were approved on August 1.
For more background on the project, you can visit RassekhPark.com
Concept renderings of play area
Rassekh Park rendering.
We are early in the design phase, so the design is evolving. The design process is expected to run through Spring 2022. When we’re done, we’ll submit documents and drawings for permitting, bidding, and then construction. Construction is expected to begin Fall 2022.
Online Open House and Survey
In April, the community was asked for input on the development of a multi-purpose sports field and play area at Rassekh Park. Based on feedback from over 600 surveys, the design team put together three conceptual designs. These conceptual designs were put in a survey to get feedback from the community to gauge what elements were favorable and unfavorable to the community.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bruce Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.697.6575)
August 2022: The development application was approved at the DRC meeting on July 18 and findings were approved on August 1.
April 2022: The Land Use Application is now complete, link is on the right.
April 2022: Final Traffic Impact Analysis has been received. This document can be located under Other Materials on the right side along with the updated Project Schedule. The Land Use resubmittal will be will be complete within the next week.
March 2022: The Online Rassekh Park Community Meeting 2 was held on Monday, March 7, 2022. The meeting video is under Notices on the right side.
February 2022: A PAC Meeting #5 was held on Thursday, February 17. Meeting Video is under Notices on the right side.
January 2022: City Council approved a Design / Build contract with California Skatepark at their January 18th meeting.
December 2021: At the City Council Meeting on Dec. 7th the Council voted to bring the Rassekh property into the Urban Service Boundary (USB). Currently the park design has been submitted to planning for Land Use Review. The design is at 100% design development phase and is moving into Construction Document phase. The current plan proposes adding a larger play area, a picnic shelter, and more picnic tables to the existing preferred plan. Council previously directed staff to add a 10,000 square foot skate park to the project. Staff is currently working on hiring a skate park design / build firm to assist in design, public engagement and construction of the proposed facility.
October 2021: Community Meeting was held online on Wednesday, October 13, 6 - 8pm. The video link is posted under Notices.
October 2021: PAC #4 Meeting was held Tuesday, October 5, 6pm to 7:30pm. Video link and minutes are posted under Notices.
August 2021: Online Neighborhood Meeting was held on September 29. The recording has been posted under Notices.
August 2021: Thank you to those who attended the Rassekh Park Neighborhood meeting and shared your comments and concerns. We have posted a recording of the meeting under Notices. Please feel free to follow up with questions and comments to the project manager.
August 2021: The Rassekh Park Neighborhood Meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in the Willow Room, LO Maintenance Building, 17601 Pilkington Rd, Lake Oswego OR 97035.
July 2021: Thank you to everyone who provided input on the initial three park concepts. The design team is currently working on generating a design concept that best reflects the feedback received from the neighborhood, community, and stakeholder group while aligning it to budgetary, planning and engineering requirements. Based on all of this input, the design will continue to evolve in order to incorporate the preferences and priorities that have been expressed. The emerging park design concept will be shared with the community for additional feedback in late August.
June 2021: Give us your input on the design ideas for Rassekh Park! The city is developing a new multi-purpose sports field and play area at Rassekh Park, which is located at 18011 Stafford Road. After over 600 people responded to the first survey, the design team have developed three design options that reflect the current needs and future vision for this site. Take a virtual tour through these options and tell us what you think!
May 2021: Thank you to those who took the visioning survey. We had over 600 responses! The results can be found in the attachments section or at the Rassekh Park Website.
April 2021: Please take the first survey for Rassekh Park. The survey will be open until April 25. Visit the Rassekh Park website
February 2021: The contract for architectural and engineering services has been signed. The design will now progress.
January 2021: The request for proposals is now closed and the contract for architectural and engineering services is being worked out. When the schedule for design and public engagement has been created, updates will be posted on ways the public can get involved.
Development Review Type:
Development Review Commission
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18011 Stafford RoadLake Oswego, OR 97034
Park Analyst / Project Manager
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR 97034