Enjoy the many unique parks and trails we have here in the Palisades neighborhood.


Rassehk Park

The City of Lake Oswego is developing a new multi-purpose sports field, play area, and skatepark at the Rassekh property on Stafford Road. Athletic fields in Lake Oswego are in high demand, and public outreach conducted in June 2019 identified new fields as a high priority to be funded with the parks bond money. Read more about the 2019 bond outreach efforts here. This new community park will help meet that demand, fulfill the vision of Parks Plan 2025, and meet City Council’s goal of implementing bond-funded Parks & Recreation projects. Once completed, Rassekh Park will be a place for young athletes, sports fans, families, and neighbors to play and compete.

The design for Rassekh Park includes an multi-purpose athletic field, restrooms, a maintenance building, a parking lot with a drop-off area, walking trails, a covered picnic area, an expanded play area, a protected natural area surrounding Pecan Creek, and a 10,000 square foot skatepark. The design was informed by the input received from the community during the project’s multi-year outreach effort.


In October 2021 City Council directed Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation to develop a new 10,000-square-foot skatepark as part of Rassekh Park. This decision was based on community feedback received through the Rassekh Park design and public outreach process, as well as public testimony in support of the skatepark at City Council meetings. Lake Oswego’s former skatepark was closed in 2015 to make room for the new Maintenance Building. We are very excited to be partnering with California Skateparks(link is external) to design and build this new skating facility for the Lake Oswego community.


Cooks Butte

2.37 miles
Cooks Butte Park is a 42 acre wooded natural area with a networked system of 1.77 miles of soft trails. A popular trail segment starts at the end of Atherton Dr. and gains 240 feet in elevation by traversing the butte until reaching the meadow at the summit which has subtle views of Stafford Basin. Stevens Meadows, purchased in 2003 to preserve open space, also contains a .6 mile loop trail with sweeping views of rural Stafford landscapes to the south and east. (No dogs are allowed at Steven Meadows.)

View the Cooks Butte/ Stevens Meadow Trail Map

Cooks Butte Park
Greentree Park, Palisades


Greentree Park

0.4 acre mini-park located on the corner of Carter Place and Greentree Road. A tot lot play area and a half court basketball court serve local residents.

South Shore Natural Area

South Shore Blvd.

Lake Oswego, OR


Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail at Luscher

The trail consists of ten interpretive panels and commemorates the unique historic, agricultural, and cultural beginnings of the Hazelia area. Mounted copies of the panels will be displayed at Luscher Farm during the ceremony. The ten-panel trail lies within the Stafford Hamlet north of the Tualatin River and begins at Luscher Farm. This area is a mosaic of historic, cultural, geographic and rural scenic landscapes that is unique to the Willamette Valley. The Grand Ronde panel, Our Land, will be a wonderful link to the Willamette Falls National Heritage Area. Each panel is color-coded, reflecting its own unique character – for example, the Grand Ronde panel is brown to blue, signifying stability, strength, and reliability.

Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail Map


Hazelia Dog Park

The Hazelia Dog Park is separated into two areas for our canine friends.

The northern most area is for timid and shy dogs. The larger area adjacent to the parking lot is for more outgoing dogs. 

Hazelia Dog Park is open for play every day of the year from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: 17800 Stafford Road


South Shore Natural Area

South Shore Natural Area
South Shore Blvd.
Lake Oswego, OR
South Shore Trail
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Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Project Coordinator

Primary Role:

  • Handles NEP grant applications, grant approvals, reviews receipts for reimbursement and is the single point of contact between the entire Palisades Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the City.
  • To be successfull in this role you should be organized, communicative.
  • Time commitment: From 8-12 hrs. throughout the year


  • Accepting NEP proposals: Anyone living in the Palisades Neighborhood Association can submit proposal(s) to the NEP Coordinator along with estimated costs throughout the year. They should follow the application guidelines and answer the questions related to their proposal.
  • PNA Board will Vote on Which Items To Include in our NEP Proposal: During the month of March PNA board meeting the NEP Coordinator asks the board to vote on the proposed item(s). NEP Coordinator encourages person(s) proposing the item(s) to attend the meeting to answer questions that might come up. The PNA board then votes on which items should be included in the NEP grant proposal.
  • Developing and Submitting the NEP Grant Proposalt: During the NEP grant proposal period (usually the month of May) the NEP Project Coordinator:
    • Fills out the NEP grant proposal application based on items approved by the PNA Board;
    • Gets sign offs from the PNA Chair
    • Submits the proposal form to the city in early May for the initial review process
    • Provides additional information requested by the city
    • Revises and submits the final application to the City by the deadline (typically May 31).

What Happens Next:

  • Iris McCaleb from the City forwards the NEP grant proposals to the grant review committee and then to the City Council who review it and awards certain grants.The NEP Coordinator will receive a letter of award from the City and will share it with the PNA Leadership Team.
  • As items are purchased from the approved grant list, the project close-out form is filled out by the person requesting reimbursement. They will attach digital copies of receipts and photos and then submit all to both the NEP Project Coordinator and the PNA Chair. The NEP Project Coordinator submits the reimbursement request to Iris at the City for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement checks are then sent directly to the person who purchased the item(s).