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Lake Grove Swim Park offers wading pool for kiddos, lake access and tons of games for locals
Admission to the Lake Grove Swim Park is not as exclusive as one might think.
The park, set on one acre along Oswego Lake, is open to all students in the Lake Oswego School District, which encompasses the former Lake Grove School District. And residents of the old Lake Grove district can invite up to five guests.
To determine if you live within the old districts boundaries, visit tinyurl.com/LGSwimParkb.
If you can gain admission, youre in for a lot of fun. The park sports lake access, a wading pool for ages 7 and younger, on-duty lifeguards, restrooms, a snack shack, tetherball, volleyball, badminton, ping pong and a basketball hoop. Theres even Jenga to occupy visitors after a swim.
Five sessions of American Red Cross swimming lessons were available this summer for ages 4 and older, and two of those two-week sessions remain. The next sessions ($10 for 10 lessons) will be Aug. 1-12 (pre-registration is 11 a.m. July 29) and Aug. 15-26 (pre-registration is 11 a.m. Aug. 12). Registration must be done in person, and a photo ID is required.
The park property was granted via a restrictive deed from Oregon Iron & Steel Company to the old Lake Grove district, which joined the Oswego School District in 1953 to form what is now the Lake Oswego School District, according to the district website.
The park is located at 3800 Lakeview Blvd. Its season began June 11, and the park is now open from noon-8 p.m. daily. It will close Aug. 30-Sept. 2 and reopen for the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5. Sept. 5 is the last day of the season for the park.