Days of Summer 2017

Days of Summer 2017

July started with a bang at our amazing 4th of July Parade and Celebration!  More fun follows throughout the month as our concert season kicks off and Farmers' Market continues. Plus, don't miss the Howl at the Moon 5K Adventure Run! 

We love summer and we love Lake Oswego. There is no shortage of fun things to do here, so grab your sunscreen and get ready to spend the 94 Days of Summer in Lake Oswego!

Check out our picks for July in Lake Oswego, below.


Hikes & Rambles by LO Parks & Rec

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest every Tuesday and Thursday! Hikes and rambles will leave from Parks & Rec - Palisades, 1500 Greentree Rd.  Hikes leave at 8am, rambles at 8:30am.

Hikes are for hikers of intermediate ability. Hiking distances are usually 6 - 10 miles, with elevation gains of 800 - 2000 ft. Rambles are typically shorter, less rugged, and more leisurely paced -- perfect for beginners. Rambles are usually 3 - 6 miles in length, with comfortable elevation gains and good trail conditions.

Upcoming hikes include:

  • Ape Canyon / Plains of Abraham
  • Twin Lakes & Palmateer Point
  • Opal Creek
  • Cape Horn

Upcoming rambles include:

  • Muddy River Lahar
  • Palmateer Point
  • Astoria Column
  • Sherrard Point

More information, including schedule, cost and appropriate gear.



Sound of Summer Concerts

July - August

Join us for another exciting summer of music! The City’s Sounds of Summer concerts kick off at Foothills Park on July 5 and continue every Wednesday in July from 7 to 9 p.m. In August, we move to Westlake Park on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to the Wednesday concerts, join us on Sundays in July and August for the Moonlight and Music concerts at Millennium Plaza Park downtown from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Check out the music line-up for 2017



Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail

Opening July 8

Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail (HACHT) - located in the Stafford and Luscher Farm Areas - consists of ten interpretive panels and commemorates the unique historic, agricultural, and cultural beginnings of the Hazelia area. The ten-panel trail lies within the Stafford Hamlet north of the Tualatin River and begins at Luscher Farm. This area is a mosaic of historic, cultural, geographic and rural scenic landscapes that is unique to the Willamette Valley. Each panel is color-coded, reflecting its own unique character.

Map and more information about Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail.



LO Swim Park

July 1 - August 27

The Lake Oswego Swim Park, located at 250 Ridgeway Road, is now open! Park amenities include water shooters, organized inner tube polo, park chairs and chaise lounges, picnic tables and covered areas. The park is open seven days a week, 1 to 6 p.m. from July 1 to August 27. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an individual 16 years or older. Entry is free and available to all residents of Lake Oswego. 

Please note:  The Lake Grove Swim Park on Lakeview Blvd is owned and operated by the LO School District. Contact 503-635-0355 for information.

More information about the Lake Oswego Swim Park.



Lake Oswego Movies in the Park

July - August

Enjoy a summer evening watching an outdoor movie at Millennium Plaza Park. Bring your blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars.  Delicious popcorn and other tasty treats are available for purchase.  Movies are Thursday evenings at dusk (8:30-9 p.m.).  2017 schedule:

  • July 20 - Jungle Book (2016 Live Action) - PG
  • July 27 - Moana - PG
  • August 3 - Brave - PG
  • August 10 - Sing - PG

Check out the full schedule and movie details.



Oswego Iron Heritage Trail

Year Round

Interested in our city's history? Take a walk on the Oswego Iron Heritage Trail! This route guides walkers along existing streets and pathways to seven sites associated with Oregon’s pioneer iron industry.  The Trail offers a different way of looking at the landscape, through the eyes of those who mined its ore, cut its timber, and harnessed its waterpower for the purpose of smelting iron.  Colorful interpretive signs at each site give a glimpse of mining and iron making in nineteenth century Oswego.  A map at each site shows the trail route. 

Read more about the Oswego Iron Heritage Trail.



Lake Oswego Public Golf Course

Year Round

Experience one of Lake Oswego's little treasures. The Lake Oswego Golf Course is a City owned 18-hole Par-3 facility with holes ranging from 74-179 yards. The hillside layout offers beautifully kept, small, contoured greens with Lost Dog Creek passing among fir, cedar, and maple trees through the back nine. Challenges await better players while the short yardage provides a perfect learning environment for beginner and intermediate golfers. Hours: 6:30a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call the Golf Shop at 503-636-8228 for directions or to make tee time reservations.

Fun events happening at the Course this summer:

  • $1,000,000 Hole-in-One Challenge! - To qualify for a one shot at a Million Dollar payout you must record a hole-in-one, including witness verification, at some point this season prior to September 15th.  All qualifiers are eligible to participate in our shootout to be held on Saturday, October 8th.  So come on out and make your ace!
  • “Good Guys” Men’s Club - Beginning on July 17, meet on Monday mornings through mid-October. A block of tee times are reserved between 6:30 and 10 a.m.  Open starting times with no prior reservations needed.
  • Ladies Golf Club - Beginning on July 26, meet on Wednesday mornings through mid-October. The Ladies Golf Club is an 18-hole league for ladies of any age or skill level. The purpose is to play golf with great ladies and have fun doing it! Tee times are reserved between 6:30 and 10 a.m. for our group. Sign up Wednesdays at the LOLGC table in Club Lobby for the next week, before playing. If not possible - call the desk at Lake Oswego Golf Course for a tee time.

Find out what else is happening at the LO Golf Course.



Howl at the Moon 5k Adventure Run

Friday, July 28

Are you ready for some adventure?  Join us for the Howl at the Moon 5k Adventure Run on July 28 at historic Luscher Farm!  Navigate 3.1 miles of natural terrain and make your way through challenging obstacles - monkey bars, plank walk, 250’ slip n’ slide, mud pit, tire crawl and more. Not sure about an obstacle? No worries - the race isn’t timed, you can skip an obstacle... or do it twice! Then, celebrate your victory on the course and have a heck of a good time at the Barn Bash after-party!  Get a little country and rock out to Wild West tunes.  Plus, enjoy tasty bites and brews from local vendors.

Register and read more about Howl at the Moon.



Willamette Shore Trolley


Enjoy a ride on the Willamette Shore Trolley this summer! Rides depart the depot – 311 N. State Street.

Learn about the Willamette Shore Line’s historic past while enjoying a relaxing ride along the shore of the Willamette River. This scenic 1-hour, 7-mile roundtrip ride features spectacular views plus several unique railroad attractions. 

Free parking is available at the recently improved Trolley Station, the public lot next door to the station and at Lake View Village.

For trolley schedules and to make your reservation, call 503-697-7436 or visit



Pickleball at George Rogers Park

Year Round

Play tennis or pickleball at George Rogers Park! Pickleball lines were added to the tennis courts at George Rogers Park, making them multi-use courts. Pickleball - a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong - is played on a badminton-sized court with a pickleball paddle (which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle) and a plastic ball similar to a wiffleball.  Plus, LO Parks & Rec and the LO Pickleball Club offer organized drop-in play and equipment players who want to try out the sport. Stop by the courts at George Rogers Park on: Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursdays 5 p.m. until dark, Fridays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m.

You can also play pickleball indoors Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (and some Fridays/Sundays) at Parks & Rec Palisades. For a current schedule, go to

Find out more about pickleball at George Rogers Park.



Enjoy the Willamette River in a Kayak, Canoe or SUP

July 1 - August 27

Lake Oswego Parks and Rec in partnership with Alder Creek Kayak Canoe has 2 locations -- George Rogers Park and Tryon Creek -- to rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards!  Alder Creek also offers classes, tours, and camps. Open 7 days a week July 1 to August 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last rentals go out at 6 p.m.). Fall rentals are also available.

More information about Alder Creek Kayak rentals in Lake Oswego.



Rogerson Clematis Garden


Check out gorgeous clematis at the Rogerson Clematis Garden! This spectacular garden contains the most comprehensive collection of clematis within a public garden in North America. The collection includes unique and exceptionally rare plants, as well as historic clematis and the newest hybrids. Located at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road in West Linn, the Garden is open to visitors every day from 8am to dusk. The greenhouse (staffed with volunteers) is open Fridays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10 a,m, - 1 p,m. Plants can be purchased when the greenhouse is open.

More about Rogerson Clematis Garden



Lake Oswego Farmers' Market

Saturdays through October 14

The 17th season of the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market kicked off on May 20, and the fun continues into the fall!  Discover the bounty of the Pacific Northwest with nearly eighty vendors each week, including superior produce, cheeses, artisan baked goods, jams, jellies, seafood, hot foods, nursery items, fresh flowers and more! 
The Market also features live music from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each week and a Kids' Corner for youngsters.  There is something for everyone! 

More about the Farmers' Market



More fun to come in August!

  • Foot Golf
  • Total Eclipse of the Sun
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Hikes
  • Gallery Without Walls
  • and so much more!