Recreation and Aquatics Center

The City is designing a new recreation and aquatics center.

The City of Lake Oswego is bringing a recreation and aquatics center to the current Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course property. The project is in the design phase.

The designs are being drafted to meet as many community needs as possible while staying within the project budget. Those needs include spaces for recreation, exercise/fitness and competition — both in water and out — as well as classrooms and offices. 

Public outreach conducted in June 2019 identified the center as a prioritization for a portion of the parks bond money.  Read about the outreach efforts.

Funding is through a joint partnership of the City and the Lake Oswego School District.

Changes to the golf course will be funded through the City.

We’ll give the community updates and ask for more feedback as we make progress on the design.  Check this website for more information on current surveys, meetings and opportunities to join the conversation.

What we are doing now

Community meeting: A community meeting was held online on February 25, 2021. Thank you to all who participated. The meeting video and meeting summary can be found in the Other Materials on the right side.

Surveys: Thank you for all the responses on both the Recreational Pool Survey and the Dry Recreation Survey. Together we received close to 3000 responses! You can see a summary of the results in Other Materials on the right side.  

Project Advisory Committee (PAC): The PAC will contribute expertise and insight into the design process for the Recreation and Aquatics Center. They have been meeting to give feedback to the design team  to ensure the design meets the community needs.

There’s already a lot that’s been done.

We’re building on what the community told us during the 2019/2020 Recreation Aquatic Center Concept project. There has been a lot of work done already. The site and major elements were chosen based on what the community told us during the 2019/2020 Recreation Aquatic Center Concept project. Initial proposed concept drawings from March 2020.

The site at the municipal golf course is centrally located and saves the cost of the City buying land. Updates on the golf course.

The major elements so far:

  • A 25-yard pool for lap swimming and competition, with spectator seating for 300
  • A recreational pool 
  • Spaces for large group exercise, classes and other activities
  • Parks and Recreation offices
  • A redesigned 9-hole golf course

Now we’ve begun design. The community asked for other elements that we may be able to include in early drafts:

  • A gym large enough for multiple uses and court sports
  • Cardio and weightlifting areas
  • Small group exercise areas

We’ll ask the community for feedback about all of these as we make progress on the design. We’ll work hard to meet as many needs as possible, but there may be tradeoffs.


Design will last most of 2021. When we’re done, we’ll submit documents and drawings for permitting, bidding, and finally construction. Construction is expected to begin Spring 2022. 

Contact Us

Questions about the design phase?


Jenny Anderson
Park Analyst & Project Manager
Phone: (503) 697-6576
Bruce Powers
Park Analyst & Project Manager
Phone: (503) 697-6575



Project Updates: 

July 2021: Project staff presented to the Lake Oswego City Council, and Council approved moving forward with a larger facility to best serve the needs of the community. PAC members toured the site with the project team, providing an exciting opportunity for PAC members to visualize options and see firsthand how they will fit within the site.

June 2021: Thank you to those that participated in our open house survey. The survey is now closed, however, you can still view the open house to view plans and continue to learn more.

May 2021: The City and School District want your feedback! Learn more about the plans for the new center and help refine designs through our online open house. This virtual community event is open now until June 4, after that visit you can still visit the open house to view plans and continue to learn more. LORAC Open House  Schematic Design phase is complete and preliminary cost estimate is being developed. Plans will be presented to the City Council in June.

March 19, 2021: The PAC will hold their next meeting via Zoom on April 8, 2021 at 6:00PM. To view this meeting please use the link in the attachments on the right side.

March 10, 2021: The first community meeting was held in February. You can view the video and meeting summary. They are located in the right column.

March 4, 2021: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Dry Recreation Survey. The survey is now closed.

February 9, 2021: PAC meeting #2 will be held via Zoom on February 10, 2021 at 6:00pm. You can view this meeting using the public link. Agenda and Meeting Materials can be found in the Notices section on the right side.

February 2, 2021: Thank you to those that completed the Recreational Pool Survey. This survey is now closed.

January 29, 2021: The first Community Meeting will be held online on February 25 at 6pm. More information and link to come.

January 15, 2021: Please take a few minutes to take the Recreational Pool Survey. The recreational pool is only one part of the recreation and aquatics center. The survey is the first of a number of methods we will use to gather input on the design of the Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatics Center. Click HERE to fill out the survey by January 31, 2021.

January 7 2021: The PAC will hold their first meeting via Zoom on January 14, 2021 at 6:00pm. To view this meeting please use the link in the Notices section on the right side. Any questions please email Jenny Anderson Opportunity for public input will be requested through surveys, and attendance to online community and neighborhood meetings. Please stay tuned for updates on meeting dates and ways to get involved.

December 2020: The PAC has been selected for the project. We are in the process of finalizing the public engagement schedule, so stay tuned for ways to provide input and get involved.

November 2020: The PAC application process has closed and representatives from the LO School District and LO Parks & Recreation are in process of reviewing the applications.

October 2020: The City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department has acquired the services of Scott Edwards Architecture LLP and are currently in the preliminary design phase for the Recreation & Aquatic Center.

Project Details
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Project Contact: 

Bruce Powers, RLA 
Park Analyst / Project Manager
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
17525 Stafford Road
P.O. Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 503-697-6575

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