Landscape Stewardship

Tanglewood Park Update
In an effort to keep the lines of communication open and accurate, the MPHOA Board and Common Property Committee is reaching out with an update on the progress with Tanglewood Park. 

As you know firsthand, the park was experiencing significant erosion over the past several years.  In the areas below the park, the erosion was becoming significant enough that it was considered a safety hazard for falls.  In 2016-17, a group was formed to address this issue and work began on the park last year with City of Lake Oswego approved permits.  Since completion, Tanglewood residents have expressed their concerns to the Board and the Common Property Stewards have been working to continue making improvements to address concerns.  Below is a list of recent landscaping activities completed and planned for the park. 

Short Term Goals: (Fall 2017 – Summer 2018)

  1. The request to lower the water levels—based on community input—in the top two water retention areas was investigated; levels have been lowered by another 2 inches as of July 11, 2018.
  2. Continued application of biosoil mix to the channels to provide growing medium for future plantings was completed to the second pond on July 11th.
  3. The upper and lower water retention areas have been planted with native wetland plants.
  4. Water testing completed by the City of Lake Oswego (three different times).

Long Term Goals: (Fall 2018 – Winter 2019)

  1. Ground leveling—especially on the east side of the tributary—to create a more even surface. Landscape stewards are planning to hire an outside landscape construction company for the work.
  2. Aerating and reseeding Tanglewood Park to regrow grass that has been impacted by the work over the past 18 months.

Based on the primary objective to slow water run-off and minimize future erosion in the core of Mt. Park common property, it is important to acknowledge that the park must change to meet the sensitive lands and other city requirements for this property.  It’s important to keep divergent stakeholder needs addressed and balanced.  Tanglewood residents, Mt. Park HOA Board and Mt. Park staff all see this issue a bit differently through city, county and state legal requirements.  Finding an acceptable balance that meets all needs is our continued quest.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to send in writing any concerns to Theron Post at or Zsolt Lehoczky  We will provide additional updates as they become available.

Practice Safe Driving
It is likely not a surprise when you come across our landscape stewards working along the roads in our beautiful neighborhood. However, the danger of working along roadways is too often unrecognized as a tremendous safety hazard to our crew. This is simply a gentle reminder that to keep our stewards safe, we request that our residents practice safe driving and pay closer attention to the cones, signs, and staff members in an effort to ensure their well-being.