Category Archives: Waluga Park Work Parties

Trail Graveling at E. Waluga Park, Oct 28

We need people to help spread gravel onto the main trail between East and West Waluga Parks. Join us as we work to raise this much-loved trail out of the wetlands.

Please meet at East Waluga Park and bring sturdy shoes and work gloves. Children under 18 will need a signed parental release form.

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 9:30-11:30am
East Waluga Park
15505 Quarry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
See map: Google Maps

Point of Contact
Will Mahoney-Watson
503-752-3430
will@humannatureart.com

Spreading Gravel on Trail

Calling All Wheelbarrows! Trail Graveling at East Waluga Park, Mar 11

We need wheelbarrows and people to help spread gravel onto the main trail between East and West Waluga Parks. Join us as we work to raise this much-loved trail out of the wetlands.

Can’t stay? We need your wheelbarrow! Please drop off your wheelbarrow (clearly labeled with your name) at 9:30am and pick it up at 11:30am. This will help us spread more gravel!

Please meet at East Waluga Park and bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and your wheelbarrow (if possible). Children under 18 will need a signed parental release form.

Saturday, March 11th, 9:30-11:30am
East Waluga Park
15505 Quarry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
See map: Google Maps

Point of Contact
Will Mahoney-Watson
503-752-3430
will@humannatureart.com

NOTE: This work party was originally scheduled for West Waluga Park, but we have moved it to East Waluga Park.

East Waluga Park Work Party – Feb 25, 2017

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we work to improve one of the most popular trails on the west side of Lake Oswego. We’ll be removing vegetation and improving the trail between East and West Waluga Parks.

Please meet at East Waluga Park and bring sturdy shoes and work gloves. Children under 18 will need a signed parental release form.

Young children are welcome to help by pulling garlic mustard, a non-toxic invasive herb.

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 9:30-11:30am
East Waluga Park
15505 Quarry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
See map: Google Maps

Point of Contact

Will Mahoney-Watson
503-752-3430
will@humannatureart.com

Busy? We’ll also have a work party at West Waluga Park on March 11th!

East Waluga Park Work Party – Nov 5

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we work to improve one of the most popular trails on the west side of Lake Oswego. We’ll be removing vegetation and improving the trail between East and West Waluga Parks.

Please meet at East Waluga Park and bring sturdy shoes and work gloves. Children under 18 will need a signed parental release form.

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 9:30-11:30am
East Waluga Park
15505 Quarry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
See map: Google Maps

Point of Contact

Will Mahoney-Watson
503-752-3430
will@humannatureart.com

“Free the Trees” in West Waluga Park – March 5, 2016

Ivy PullersOur last ivy pull in West Waluga was a huge success. Now we’re moving onto the northwest corner of the park. It’s on a hillside, so be sure to wear good hiking shoes.

Saturday March 5th, 2016

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Blue herons, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that have been seen in the park… who knows what you may see!

Please wear shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Loppers and clippers are also helpful. Small children and pets are not recommended.

Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the Volunteer Release.

We’ll meet at the West Waluga parking lot. Stay as long as you like. Please help “Free the Trees!

Questions? Email: info@waluganeighborhood.org

“Free the Trees” in West Waluga Park – Feb. 20, 2016

We’ve completed the initial treatment of East Waluga Park and are moving onto our neighbor, West Waluga Park.

Saturday Feb. 20th, 2016

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Blue herons, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that have been seen in the park… who knows what you may see!

Please wear shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Loppers and clippers are also helpful. Small children and pets are not recommended.

We’ll meet at the West Waluga parking lot. Stay as long as you like. Please help “Free the Trees!

Questions? Email: info@waluganeighborhood.org

“Free the Trees” in West Waluga Park – Nov. 7, 2015

We’ve completed the initial treatment of East Waluga Park and are moving onto our neighbor, West Waluga Park.

Saturday Nov. 7th, 2015

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Blue herons, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that have been seen in the park… who knows what you may see!

Please wear shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Loppers and clippers are also helpful.

We’ll meet at the West Waluga parking lot. Please help “Free the Trees!”

Questions? Email: info@waluganeighborhood.org

“Free the Trees” in West Waluga Park – Oct. 24, 2015

We’ve completed the initial treatment of East Waluga Park and are moving onto our neighbor, West Waluga Park.

Saturday Oct. 24th, 2015

Join Friends of Waluga Park as we tackle the creeping ivy and invasive species in this expansive park.  Blue herons, eagles, raccoons and deer are just a few of the species that have been seen in the park… who knows what you may see!

Please wear shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Loppers and clippers are also helpful.

We’ll meet at the West Waluga parking lot. Please help “Free the Trees!”

Questions? Email: info@waluganeighborhood.org

Kent Studebaker Launches New Playground at E. Waluga Park

Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker was in our neighborhood May 2nd to inaugurate the new playground at East Waluga Park, as well as other enhancements such as new landscaping and a new accessible-ramp to the picnic shelter.

The mayor, along with members of the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation District and the Waluga Neighborhood Association, cut the ribbon to unveil the expansive new playground. The City also sponsored activities for the whole family, including face-painting, group exercises, and a balloon artist.


The mayor also thanked the Waluga Neighborhood Association (WNA) for their work on a recent Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant. Working hand-in-hand with the City, about 20 volunteers recently planted new shrubs, ferns and trees along Quarry Road in front of East Waluga Park.

The mayor also cited Friends of Waluga Park, a volunteer group sponsored by WNA that works to protect the natural areas of Waluga Park. Friends of Waluga Park has “Freed the Trees” from the scourge of English Ivy throughout the entire south half of East Waluga Park. They have also removed fence posts and trash, and recently repelled an invasion of noxious garlic mustard.

WNA would like to thank the mayor for his participation and the Park and Recreation Department for their beautiful enhancements to East Waluga Park. WNA also wants to thank all its volunteers who helped beautify and protect the park.

“Free the Trees” in Waluga Park – March 14, 2015

Our plan to help East Waluga Park is well underway. We have stopped the attack on our trees in about half the acreage, but now we need to finish the rest of the park. English Ivy is creeping up most of the park’s majestic trees and without help, many of them will die.

Friends of Waluga Park is sponsoring regular work parties to “Free the Trees!” We will cut the ivy growing around the base of the trunks. This will give the trees a fighting chance until the City of Lake Oswego can properly treat the park.

Please come to the work party on Saturday, March 14th from 9:30am to noon. You will need to wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Rubberized garden gloves are recommended.

Please bring the following tools if you have them:

  • Loppers
  • Clippers
  • Hand Saw (no power tools or herbicides)

We will meet in the East Waluga Park parking lot near the covered picnic shelter, rain or shine! See the difference that you can make in just a few hours!

Questions? Please contact Will Mahoney-Watson at will@waluganeighborhood.org.