5 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in June

I’ve covered the coming attractions this summer in Lake Oswego, but here are five happenings that I wanted to draw particular attention to, some of which were not previously mentioned.

As I’ve said before, Lake Oswego is the little town that thinks it can and does—there’s so much to look forward to this summer, even with Covid restrictions in place. So count your lucky stars that come summer, you are living in Lake Oswego (or at least visiting!)

Women’s Golf Day. Ladies enjoy FREE rounds of golf after 12:00 p.m. along with a FREE clinic with PGA professional and course manager Tom Mueller from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. While there is no cost to this event, women do need to call for a tee time or reserve online. Open to ages 18 and older.

Opening of Lake Grove Swim Park. This place holds a special place in the Costello family heart. Our kids (and their parents) spent many a summer afternoon here swimming in the lake, playing ping pong, hanging out at the concession stand, and just being a kid. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, activities are limited this year as is the time patrons are allowed to visit the park (a time-limit will be enforced to ensure that everyone gets to use the park while still safely distancing). But even in a scaled-down version, this park is one of the best things about Lake Oswego. So if you live within the former Lake Grove School District boundaries, be sure to put this on your Summer To Do list starting June 18. And if you don’t, just wait until next month when the city’s swim park opens on Ridgeway Road.

Deepening our Connections: A 3-Part Series on African American Literature, Part 1. The discussion continues, picking up from this year’s Lake Oswego Reads selection: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The Lake Oswego Library and Respond to Racism are sponsoring this conversation that will use storytelling to connect us and help us better understand the diverse and often painful experiences of our nation’s Black communities. Part 1 of this series will discuss Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs via Zoom and led by Regan Parker, a Lake Oswego mother, lawyer, and author with a deep passion for racial justice and belief in the power of story to instill understanding and connect us to one another. Sunday,  June 13 at 2:00 p.m. Register online.   

Petals and Punch. This is a new addition to Lake Oswego’s summer lineup of activities and promises to be memorable for little ones and their families. It takes place in Lake Oswego’s outdoor living room—Millennium Plaza Park—and features live entertainment from Angel Ocasio Comedy and music from Mr. Hoo. Tickets are $30/pair for Residents; $45/pair for non-residents and include tea, savory bites and sweet patisserie. An additional sibling discount is available if registering for another child. Register online for class number 22967.

Summer Solstice. I’ve extolled the virtues of summer in Lake Oswego on this blog before, but summer nights are some my favorites. And on Sunday, June 20, we see our longest day clocking in at 15 hours, 40 minutes and 25 seconds of daylight. Sunrise is at 5:22 a.m. and sunset at 9:02 p.m. followed by several more days with an even later sunset of 9:03 p.m. It’s definitely something to look forward to!

I plead guilty to trying to sell you on what a great place Lake Oswego is to live. That’s what this blog is all about. And if I manage to convince you to check it out, please feel free to give me a call at 503.939.9801, email me at costellok@hasson.com and/or check out my website. After living here and working here as a Realtor for over 30 years, I’d love to put my knowledge and love for this town to work for you. Happy summering!

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 kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.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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