Lake Grove Swim Park is Popular Spot on Hot Summer Days

Swim Park regular, James McGrew, painted this picture of his daughter enjoying the popular Lake Grove destination. "I lived here for ten years before I knew about this place," he admits. But now he and his family find it the perfect spot for swimming, picnicking, enjoying the 4th of July fireworks and...painting.

Swim Park regular, James McGrew, painted this picture of his daughter taking “The Leap” at the popular Lake Grove Swim Park. “I lived here for ten years before I knew about this place,” he admits. But now he and his family find it the perfect spot for swimming, picnicking, enjoying the 4th of July fireworks and…painting. (Check out all of his work on his website).

On a hot summer day, the Lake Grove Swim Park at 3800 Lakeview Boulevard in Lake Oswego is the place to be.

Beautiful setting, lifeguards, wading pool, swim lessons, playground, ping pong, shuffleboard, tetherball, badminton, picnic tables, sun, shade, and, as any kid will tell you, a great snack shack round out the reasons why residents head to the park from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. from the first Saturday after LOSD schools close in June through Labor Day.

Listen to what some of the regulars have to say.

blockquotes-1I’ve been coming since I was a teenager. It’s a nice place to spend an afternoon. I like to imagine it’s my own private estate.  – Karen Ifversen

blockquotes-1I love it. It’s really well run with lots of lifeguards. You can bring guests and spend the day here. Most of all, my son is happy here. – Toi Deason

blockquotes-1It gives my kids a chance to get outside and exercise in a nice atmosphere. –Todd Prager

blockquotes-1It’s a great wildlife watching spot. We’ve seen bald eagles, osprey and even a mink.        – Heather Boyd

 blockquotes-1My kids love it. They love the water and there are lots of things for them to do with their friends from school who come here too. It’s a good atmosphere.Shanna Marsh

 blockquotes-1It’s really social and fun. A lot of kids my age like to hang out here. Talia Dugan (15)

The Lake Grove Swim Park is run by the Lake Oswego School District and is open to residents who live within the boundaries of the former Lake Grove School District according to the original deed spelled out by Oregon Iron & Steel Company. (Check to see if you live within the boundary). While that district is now part of the LOSD, residents within those original boundaries still pay an additional property tax to support the park.

You must have a park pass to enter the park. Passes can be obtained at the park with a picture ID and proof of residency.

Swim lessons are a bargain at $10 for 10 lessons and are open to Lake Oswego school children even if their household falls outside the stipulated boundaries. They run in two week sessions and fill up fast. Pre-registration for the next session is this Friday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. You must register in person at the swim park on a first come, first served basis. Check out the schedule.

And check out last year’s post on the swim park for more reasons why it’s such a popular spot.

If you’d like to find a home within the Lake Grove Swim Park boundaries, give me a call. My kids grew up at the swim park and I now have two daughters working there as lifeguards so I know what an asset it is to family life. I’d love to help you make your own memories there.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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