Woodmont Natural Park Plan

WOODMONT NATURAL PARK PLANNING PROCESS

The Parks and Recreation Department underwent a design process for Woodmont Natural Park. Woodmont Natural Park is a 6.8 acre park located within the City of Lake Oswego. Woodmont Natural Park is considered a city-wide (considered a larger scale than a local park), hybrid character park (integrates natural and developed features throughout the site). The site is predominately pasture with Hawthorne trees with a steep sloped stream, and wetland. Much of the natural resource features of the park are degraded and in need of stabilization, restoration and long term management. In addition to the natural features of the park approximately 4.8 acres of land is considered developable. The Parks and Recreation Department underwent a system wide community based planning process. Recommendations from this process stated a need to develop a concept plan for the Woodmont Natural Park properties and identified system gaps that could be accommodated within Woodmont Natural Park. The Concept Plan was developed and was followed by a Master Planning process. Curently the Parks Department is finalizing Construction Documents and preparing Bid Documents for future Park development.

WHAT MATERIALIZES FROM THIS PROCESS?

The Woodmont Natural Park planning process resulted in several deliverables for consideration with developing, restoring and managing the site. Some aspects of the plan and planning process were:

  • Delineation of resources (Wetlands, Stream Corridors and Tree Groves) according to Department of State Lands and City of Lake Oswego requirements.
  • Restoration plan for stream and wetland resources.
  • Long term forest management strategy and recommendations.
  • Site design, featuring amenities consistent with Parks Plan 2025 recommendations and design guidelines for Citywide, Integrated Hybrid Character parks (App. K - PP2025).
  • 100% Construction Document preparation for implementation of the project.
  • Public engagement program that provided ample opportunities for the community to invest in the development of the site.
  • A design team that translated community input, site opportunities and constraints into a high quality professional park design that is uniquely Lake Oswego.
  • Eventually the park site will be developed and restored to provide a place for the community to recreate and to connect with nature in.