LO Parks and Recreation activities

This year marks the 58th year of the magical Christmas Ship Parade. This holiday tradition began in 1954 with a lone sailboat from the Portland Yacht Club. The event will feature brightly colored boats for the holidays 14 to 65 feet long.

Up to 60 holiday boats are expected to make up the two fleets that make their way to Lake Oswego. The boats will depart every night for two weeks from Dec. 7 to Dec. 21. The boats leave the River Place Marina and continue as far as George Rogers Park, arriving between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m.

Make plans to enjoy the sparkle of the colorful flotillas from the shores of the Willamette at the beautiful Foothills Park. This event is dependent upon weather and river conditions. For more information, visit

Holiday Houses of Lake Oswego

Celebrate the holiday season with Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation's third annual Gingerbread House Competition. Local businesses will show their skills by creating a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house to display in their store. Pick up a tour map, visit all the homes and vote for your favorite holiday house. The winner of the competition receives a brilliant trophy and bragging rights for the whole year.

Adult Basketball League

This league is for players age 18 and older. There is a team registration format. The team entry fee is $574 — $20 additional for each non-resident and 50 percent residency is required. This league includes 10 regular season games, plus a double elimination tournament. Games are played weeknights, mid-January through April. Registration will open Nov. 14 and the registration deadline is Dec. 20 by 4:30 p.m. Registration information is available at and at the Parks & Recreation Department.


Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation and Lake Oswego Community Rowing have teamed up to provide easy access to information and registration for all rowing activities. It is now time to sign-up for your annual rowing seasonal and monthly passes for December. Experienced rowers can row in sculling and sweep boats under the supervision of coaches Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 7:15 a.m. Rowers can also work out during adult class session if rowing equipment is available. Come check out the Charlie S. Brown Water Sports Center and see what the Sweep Rowing and Sculling program is all about.

Class registration information

Pre-registration is required for nearly all Parks & Recreation classes and activities. Class information is in the “Discover Active Living” catalog, available at the West End Building, also online at You may register by Internet, mail (at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, 97035), drop off materials during business hours at the WEB, fax to 503-697-6579 or phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are available for Lake Oswego residents; call 503-635-0282.

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