Category Archives: Waluga Park Work Parties

“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.

“Free the Trees” in Waluga Park – Feb. 28, 2015

Our plan to help 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, Feb. 28th 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.

“Free the Trees!” in Waluga Park – Oct. 25, 2014

Our plan to help 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, Oct. 25th 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.

“Free the Trees” in Waluga Park – March 8

Waluga Park is under attack and needs your help! 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 8th 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.

“Free the Trees” in Waluga Park – Nov. 16

Waluga Park is under attack and needs your help! 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, Nov. 16th 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.

“Free the Trees” in Waluga Park – Nov. 2

Waluga Park is under attack and needs your help! 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, Nov. 2nd 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!

Busy? We’ll have another “Free the Trees!” event on Sat. Nov. 16th. 

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

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First Work Party a Huge Success!

Friends of Waluga Park’s first work party was a great success! Thanks to a dozen volunteers, about 35 trees were spared from an early death from English Ivy. 

With Poison Oak now sprouting, we will wait until fall to have our next work party. Check out these photos of the volunteers in action!

Waluga Park Work Party – Sat. April 13 – 9:30am

Waluga Park is under attack and needs your help! English Ivy is creeping up most of the park’s majestic trees and without help, many of them will die. 

The Waluga Neighborhood Association is sponsoring regular work parties to save the trees. We plan to cut the ivy growing up the trees, which will give the trees a chance to live until the City of Lake Oswego can properly treat the park. 

Please come to the work party on Saturday, April 13th 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)

We will meet in the East Waluga Park parking lot near the covered picnic shelter, rain or shine!

Questions? Please contact Will Mahoney-Watson at will@humannatureart.com.