Lake Oswego

A garden city close to Portland's downtown heart

Public Garden Park in the Fall along Willamette River Oregon

Welcome to Lake Oswego

Only 8 miles south of downtown Portland is the acclaimed city of Lake Oswego.  The city is home to the 415 acre lake named for the city, numerous parks, a public golf course and is the home of the recently named "Best School District in the Nation" by MSNBC.  The district has an enrollment of 7,000 students among 6 elementary schools, two junior high and two six A high schools.  The high schools provide opportunities for high level academics, competitive and recreational sports, arts, theater, music and more.  

Lake Oswego is also home to Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department, which offers numerous programs and activities for seniors, adults, teens and youngsters.  There are two public swimming facilities on the lake, an indoor tennis center and an outdoor amphitheater, and the Lake Oswego Rowing facility, both overlooking the Willamette River.

Lake Oswego has much to offer its residents, both young and old, year round!


Elementary Schools

Forest HIlls
Lake Grove
Oak Creek

Middle Schools

Lake Oswego Junior High School
Lakeridge Junior High School

High Schools

Lake Oswego High School
Lakeridge High School
ake Oswego School District

Parks and Greenspaces

Lake Oswego boasts over 27 parks, four of which are designated Natural Areas.  The lake offers numerous recreational opportunities and is home to several swim parks. An award winning dog park at Hazelia field is very popular!


Area Highlights

Lake Oswego has a very active parks and recreation department with numerous opportunities for anyone from youth through senior ages.  Lake Oswego area highlights include:  Outdoor Sculpture Art, Farmer's Market, Rowing Club, Adult Community Center, Public Golf Course, Indoor Tennis Center, Swim Parks, Water Sports Center, Luscher Farm, Ranger Station, Oswego Winery, Trolley, yoga, bar and cycling studios as well as numerous restaurants and shopping.