"Stevens Meadow Park" Lake Oswego Off The Beaten Path Tip by glabah

Lake Oswego Off The Beaten Path: 5 reviews and 19 photos

  Wooden bench overlooking Tualatin River Valley
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  • Wooden bench overlooking Tualatin River Valley - Lake Oswego
      Wooden bench overlooking Tualatin River Valley
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  • Entrance to Stevens Meadow Park, view of hills - Lake Oswego
      Entrance to Stevens Meadow Park, view of hills
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  • Stevens Meadow Park next to housing development - Lake Oswego
      Stevens Meadow Park next to housing development
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  • View of Stevens Meadow Park, surrounding hills - Lake Oswego
      View of Stevens Meadow Park, surrounding hills
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  • Stevens Meadow Park border of farmland, housing - Lake Oswego
      Stevens Meadow Park border of farmland, housing
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This area on the south side of Lake Oswego is supposed to be turned into a huge number of housing developments in coming years. Two property owners in the area saw what was coming, and decided that rather than sell out all of their land to housing development companies, they should donate significant sections of their land to create city parks.

Stevens Meadow appears to be intended for horseback riding or lap running. There is a bark dust trail in the middle of a cleared field, and several wooden benches. The park has a great view of the surrounding countryside, and it is possible to see the foothills of the Cascades in the distance.

Watch local wildlife carefully: there may be hawks chasing after animals in this field, and small birds frequent the park. Directly north of the park is an example of the dense housing that will soon take over almost all of the land within eye sight of this park - so enjoy the view while you can get it.

Directly up the hill from the park is a paved trail leading to Cooks Butte Park, and if you are interested in taking a forest hike that may be a good option as well.

Dogs are not allowed in this park, but there is a nearby dog exercise park, and Cook Butte Park does allow pets on leashes.

From I-205: take Stafford Road Exit and go North (to Lake Oswego). At the round-about take Atherton Drive. After 1 left curve and 1 right curve, take an immediate left into Park driveway.

Website: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/ParksRec/

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2008
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