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You’re Invited to our First Ice Cream Sundae Social

The Waluga Neighborhood Association invites you to our first Ice Cream Sundae Social. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy a delicious sundae with plenty of toppings!

Sunday, August 6, 2-4pm

East Waluga Park
15505 Quarry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Free Raffle Prizes from Neighboring Businesses!

Many thanks to our contributors:

Meet our Guest Scoopers from City Hall!

Distinguished members of LO City Hall will be stopping by to help scoop! We’re also hoping Chase the K9 will be available.


Please RSVP to:

We hope to see you there!

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

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

Waluga Neighborhood Annual General Meeting – Oct. 5, 2016

Location:  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, fireside room – 15751 Quarry Road [map]
Date:          Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time:          7-9 p.m.

This year’s General Meeting will feature an important neighborhood discussion with the City of Lake Oswego about the upcoming Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project. Representatives will provide information about the project and discuss potential traffic impacts from changes to Boones Ferry Road.

This is your chance to learn more about the project and to let city officials hear your questions and concerns! Additional information about the meeting will be mailed to you prior to Oct. 5th.


7th Annual Waluga Neighborhood Picnic – September 11, 2016

Meet Your Neighbors for a Picnic in the Park!

The Waluga Neighborhood Association invites you to our seventh annual neighborhood picnic. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00pm
East Waluga Park Picnic Shelter
15777 Quarry Road

Appetizers, Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts and Beverages
provided by local businesses and
Waluga Neighborhood Association

Please RSVP by Sept. 7th: 503-635-4131

See our 2016 picnic flyer for more details!

We hope to see you there!

Douglas Way Night Walk – Jan 27

Streetlight Assessment

Wed. Jan. 27, 2016, 7-7:30pm

The Waluga Neighborhood Association is concerned for the safety of school-children and pedestrians walking on Douglas Way at night.

To assess the need for street lighting, we’re asking you to join us on a walk along Douglas Way. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!

Here is the current situation on Douglas Way:

Comparison of West and East Douglas Way. The east side is much darker.

Meet at the Lake Grove Elementary School entrance at 7pm, rain or shine!

Can’t make it? Please let us know your thoughts and concerns regarding the existing lighting or the proposed Neighborhood Enhancement Project.



Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Sept. 13, 2015

Please Help a Neighbor in Need

Residents are invited to help our neighbor get his yard and gutters ready for winter. Please join members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church as we pull weeds (the pulling is easy since the ground is so dry), attack the wild blackberry bushes, and clean the gutters on Sunday, September 13th. Lunch and water will be provided.

Where:  15650 Quarry Road

When: Sunday, September 13th from 11am — 3pm   Stay for as long or as short a time as you like.

How: RSVP to Becky Brown at 503-244-1797 or so we know how much food and water to have.

Details: Bring your favorite gardening tools. We will need a ladder or two for the gutter work (it’s a one story house), loppers, pruners, hand saws, shovels, and rakes. Wear sturdy shoes, a long sleeves shirt, long pants, and gloves.  Don’t forget your gloves! You might want to mark your tools for easy retrieval. The city of Lake Oswego is providing a large dumpster. You might want to bring a debris bag so you can fill it and not have to make a lot of trips to the dumpster.

Annual Picnic – Aug. 9, 2015

You are cordially invited to meet your neighbors for a
Picnic in the Park!

The Waluga Neighborhood Association invites you to our sixth annual neighborhood picnic. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

Sunday, August 9th
5:00-7:00 p.m.

East Waluga Park  Picnic Shelter
With new access ramp!

What to bring?
Your favorite lawn chair (if picnic benches are full)

Food and beverages will be provided by local businesses
and the Waluga Neighborhood Association.

Come see the latest renovations to East Waluga Park and learn about the new Fit Spot at West Waluga Park. Find out how our Friends of Waluga Park group is working with the city to protect and preserve our local parks.

Learn about our Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness efforts and about our newly formed Traffic Committee.

Please RSVP by Aug. 5th: 503-697-3625 or
Please include how many adults AND children (under age 13) are in your party.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please email us. We love new volunteers!

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.

Quarry Road Pathway Beautification

The Waluga Neighborhood Association (WNA) was awarded a Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant to re-beautify part of our area with new plants, shrubs, trees and mulch. Working in conjunction with the City of Lake Oswego Parks Department, about 20 volunteers planted drought-resistant shrubs, ferns and trees along Quarry Road in front of East Waluga Park. The intrepid volunteers also spread two loads of mulch between the road and pathway.

WNA would like to thank all its volunteers, as well as Mark Touhey and Sage Hemmer from the City. Our neighborhood has truly been enhanced!

The Waluga Neighborhood Association also donated to the City of Lake Oswego for the creation of a memorial plaque for our honored Board Member, Ron Anderson. The City placed the plaque on the newly refurbished bench on the Quarry pathway.

Park bench with plaque honoring Ronald W. Anderson


In Memoriam Ron Anderson

Ron AndersonIt is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of our long-time Board Member and Treasurer, Ron Anderson. Ron served on the Waluga Neighborhood Association Board for many years and was always a source of sage advice and level-headed thinking.

Ron was always ready to jump in and volunteer to pull ivy anywhere at a moments notice. He helped with picnic and meeting tasks and he served as Treasurer for many years, taking good care of our neighborhood funds. He also took great interest in community affairs. He regularly attended the Lake Grove Village Center Advisory meetings, trying to keep abreast of plans that would impact Waluga Neighborhood. His faithful attendance at monthly LO Neighborhood Action Coalition meetings left many LONAC members saddened by his loss.   

The Board has decided to honor Ron’s years of service with a plaque somewhere in our neighborhood. Details are still being worked out.

Fellow Board Member and Ron’s partner, Gene Parks, wrote the following tribute:

Who was Ron Anderson? He was a good and gentle man. He was born in Spokane, July 12, 1930 at Sacred Heart Hospital and was an only child. His father Wilfred, apparently a distant and hardworking man, was a WWI veteran. He worked for Washington Water Power, maintaining the generators, etc. He left the raising of his son to his wife.

Ron’s mother would have been better suited to having been a part of the late 20th and 21st century. She would have shattered corporate glass ceilings. As it was, she knew the IBM card sorters, a predecessor of the computer. During the war she traveled wherever her expertise was needed. She outranked generals and admirals and could bump them for travel.

Ron loved to relate the story of how his mother needed to get back to Spokane from Portland and got a ride in the back of the cockpit of a P38 fighter.

I met his mother shortly after Ron and I met and we became fast friends. She thoroughly vetted me one day when I had taken her to a doctor’s appointment.

Ron needed to go to Seattle on business, so we decided to bundle his mother into the 1953 Packard with us. We’d first go over to see my mother and sister at Shelton and then Ron and I would go on to Seattle. We returned to my mom’s to find my sister thoroughly disgruntled. She said those two hadn’t shut up one minute and she couldn’t get a word in edgewise. I wonder if they were even aware that we had gone to Seattle.

She had sold her house and was living in an apartment on the South Hill. Shortly after that she called us saying she thought she was having a heart attack. We rushed to her and got her into hospital. Then more medical problems required surgery and it was found that she had cancer.

When I met Ron, he had just gotten his divorce. He had three daughters, who I met when the youngest was getting ready to be married. I had come into Spokane from the ranch to continue my flight training. A few months prior, I had ended a bad relationship in San Francisco. When Ron and I met, we started talking and never did shut up.

Ron was an executive with the People to People World Exchange Program, which Eisenhower had set up to allow students to go to other countries and for foreign students to come and stay with American host families. This meant that he traveled a lot. He used to brag that the only continent that had never set foot on was Antarctica.

During our 43 years together, we became well off, went broke, and got back on our feet. We had a good life together but it ended all too soon.

-Gene Park