Mountain Park

Outdoors

Mountain Park is called nature’s neighborhood for a reason – it’s one of the most incredible places to live in Lake Oswego, providing a dynamic and active close proximity to city amenities along with the comforting and peaceful feel of being immersed in Oregon’s most impressive wilderness. A plethora of different trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants line the streets and parks – the rich, fertile ground of Mountain Park has given rise to a great variety of species. With nutrient-saturated soil coming from the remains of an ancient volcano and at slight elevation, the growing conditions and climate are ideal support for an elaborate, complex, and mature ecosystem that has developed over many years while being carefully maintained and preserved by our expert landscape designers.

Walking Trails

Generally sloping in nature, the vistas from any given location are pleasing, occasionally spectacular, and always changing, with Mt Hood, the Coast Range, and the lush valleys and settlements in between.

Mountain Park has eight miles of walking paths that meander through the parks and natural woodland common property. Download a map of the trail system showing all the streets, trails, and parks in Mountain Park, or better yet, visit the clubhouse and we’ll provide you with a paper map.

Of the trails, Evelyn Yates, a naturalist, upon her visit in the late 1970s, observed:

“At Mountain Park, I stood on high ground, where one can easily drift in imagination back to the pioneer days, for in the distance is Mount Hood and below and all around is the wonderful Williamette Valley. Here, the wild flowers are abundant, many used as food by the Indians and early settlers. The blue elderberries, for example, not only made fine pies and jam, but were an attractive tall plant for shading the back porch.

Oregon Grape, Berberis aquifolium, which is the state flower of Oregon, is abundant in mountain park. Wild flowers are everywhere, including lupines, our very familiar ox-eye white daisy, orange flowered oxalis, trilliums, inside-out flower, fireweed, foxglove, mullen, and many others. A vine of the bright orange flowered honey-suckle has draped itself in a small dogwood tree.

Madrona, which could compete well with the big-leafed maple and the dogwood for first place among the trees, is there. In bloomtime, the hummingbirds come to the urn-shaped flowers for the sweet nectar, and they are followed by pigeons and other wild birds for the berries in the fall.”

Parks

  • Nansen Summit Park – A grassy area at the summit of Mountain Park at an elevation of 975 feet, this park offers a 360 degree sweeping view of the landscape. The park is located on Nansen Summit in the northwest corner of Mountain Park.
  • McNary City Park – Under the care of the City of Lake Oswego, McNary City Park sits on a water reservoir and has a children’s play structure, benches, and a large grassy area. It is located on the corner of Hidalgo and McNary Parkway.
  • Brook Gutman Park – Located on Jefferson Parkway just north of the clubhouse, Brook Gutman Park is where two of the tennis courts are located. It also offers a grassy area, walking trails, and a parking lot. The park is named after the association’s first landscape manager who worked for Mountain Park for more than 25 years and was responsible for care and design of the common areas.
  • Elizabeth M. Gress Park – Named after the first mother of Mountain Park, this park is located on the eastern side of the mountain bordered by Churchill Downs, McNary Parkway, and Tanglewood Drive. The park offers a large play structure and benches.
  • Tanglewood Park – This park is the largest in Mountain Park and is a grassy area surrounded by several walking paths. The annual 4th of July picnic is held here. It is located between Monticello Drive, Independence Avenue, Churchill Downs, and Tanglewood Drive. The park offers a picnic area.
  • Touchstone Park – Located at the southern tip of Mountain Park bordered by Touchstone, Hotspur, and Othello, this park offers a large grassy area, and a children’s play structure.
  • Cellini Play Area – The smallest park, hidden from street view, is accessed only by walking trails. It offers a children’s play structure and picnic tables and is bordered by Cellini, Del Prado, and DaVinci.
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Tennis Courts

Mountain Park has two tennis courts for members to use. The double court is located in Brook Gutman Park on Jefferson Parkway just north of the clubhouse.

To reserve a court call 503-635-3561

Community Calendar

Numerous classes, events, gatherings, and parties are held at the Clubhouse. For a full schedule please visit our Community Calendar.

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