Playground Grand Opening and Rotary Auction Offer Something for Young and Old Alike This Weekend in Lake Oswego

Youth Action Council crew are excited to unveil their custom made hopscotch game at George Rogers Park's playground Grand Opening this Saturday.

Youth Action Council crew members Emily Liu, Elizabeth Hill and Cydny Fletcher, are excited to unveil their custom made hopscotch game at George Rogers Park’s playground Grand Opening this Saturday.

When my kids were on the playground circuit, George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego was one of their favorite stops.
With the new and improved playground due to debut this Saturday, June 14, it promises to be one of your kids’ too.
Here is what you’ll find:

  • Separate play areas for older and younger kids, each with its own age appropriate climbing and spinning activities. This is a big improvement from the people powered merry-go-round my kids both loved and hated that was not a one-size-fits-all attraction.
  • Larger sandbox area perfect for digging things, hiding things, and scooping things.
  • Twister game. Take a classic favorite and bring it outdoors—it’s bound to be more fun.
  • Covered picnic shelter in prime viewing area which should prove a big hit with parents.
  • Teen designed hopscotch area. Lake Oswego’s Youth Action Council designed a space-themed take on this popular game that offers kids challenges when they land on the rocket (jump four times), Saturn (spin five times) Earth (touch your toes), and Sun (strike a pose).

Come see for yourself between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon this Saturday at 611 S. State Street. Festivities include free hot dogs and ice cream.

You can check out some of my earlier blogs here and here if you’re needing a reason to attend this annual event from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on June 14 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street. Add some of these great auction items to the list:

  • Catered winemaker’s dinner for 50 at Hawks View Vineyard includes bus ride, barrel tasting, tour and dinner.
  • Barbecue for 100 at Happy Trails Riding Center on August 16 featuring Buster’s BBQ, line dancing and the Cowboy Poet.
  • Summer party for 16 on Oswego Lake hosted by Lake Oswego’s Mayor Kent Studebaker.
  • A week for 3-6 people at the Pueblo Bonito resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The list is long and fabulous. Buy a ticket for a chance to join in the fun and get in on some of these one-of-a-kind experiences!

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 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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