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Iron Mountain Park Plan

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About the Iron Mountain Park Process

Exciting News!

The public is invited to the unveiling of the Iron Mountain Park Preferred Design on Wednesday September 28, 6:00 p.m. at Palisades in the Willamette Room. Please join the Planning Advisory Committee, the design consultants, the outreach team and Parks & Recreation staff to check out the design and learn about the next steps in the park planning process.

Refreshments provided!

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Palisades, 1500 Greentree Rd. LO 97034 (Located at  the corner of Greentree Rd. and Greentree Ave.)

The Parks and Recreation Department began a design process for Iron Mountain Park in January 2015. Iron Mountain Park, located in the center of the City of Lake Oswego, is approximately 51-acres. It is considered a city-wide, hybrid character park - meaning that it is larger than a local park and integrates natural and developed features throughout the site. The site is predominately forested with steep slopes and is one of the more bio-diverse parks within Lake Oswego. Along with an Oregon White Oak upland area the park features two stream corridors and wetlands. Much of the natural resource features of the park are degraded and in need of stabilization, restoration and long term management.  Approximately 2 acres of park is considered developable. In 2010, the Parks and Recreation Department underwent a system-wide community-based planning process (Parks Plan 2025). Recommendations from this process stated a need to develop a concept plan for Iron Mountain Park and identified system gaps that could be accommodated within Iron Mountain.

ONLINE SITE ALTERNATIVE EXERCISE IS NOW CLOSED

Results from the Online Site Alternative charrette exercise will be available after June 6.  

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #3  -  Thursday June 23, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Palisades, Santiam Room.

Previous Events and Meetings

DATE MEETING NAME LOCATION AUDIENCE Link to Activity or Information
January 7, 2016 - 6 to 8p Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #1 Palisades, Santiam Room Planning Advisory Committee Members

Agenda:

CLICK HERE

Site Analysis:

CLICK HERE

Site Maps:

CLICK HERE

Park Scale Comparison:

CLICK HERE

Parks Plan Related Goals and Direction

CLICK HERE

January 30,2016 & February 12 to 26, 2016 Design Charrette Palisades Gymnasium The Entire Community!

Outreach Results Charrette and Online Exercises Summary

CLICK HERE

March 3, 2016 Planning Advisory Committee Meeting #2 Palisades, Santiam Room Planning Advisory Committee Members

Agenda:

CLICK HERE

Outreach Results Charrette and Online Exercises Summary

CLICK HERE

Outreach Results slide show

CLICK HERE

 

May 12, 2016 Design Charrette # 2 Palisades - Gymnasium The Entire Community!

Site Plan Option A

CLICK HERE

Site Plan Option B

CLICK HERE

Conceptual Trail Map

CLICK HERE

 

Planning Timeline

Iron Mountain Park Concept Plan — Planning Phase Timeline

PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 PHASE 4

BACKGROUND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT AND DESIGN

(Site Plan)

 

CONCEPT PLAN

(Narrative Document)

 

ADOPTION PROCESS

(City adoption process & Construction documents)

 

Fall 2015

Winter 2015

Late Spring 2016

Late Summer 2016

Questions? Please contact one of the team members:

Mike O'Brien, Project Manager, ESA Vigil-Agrimis - MOBrien@esassoc@.com

Ryan Mottau, Public Outreach Lead, MIG Inc. -  ryanm@migcom.com

CLICK HERE to view the process timeline

 

What Materializes From This Process?

The Iron Mountain Concept Plan planning process will result in several deliverable to move forward with developing, restoring and managing the site. Some aspects of the plan and planning process are:

  • Conceptual site design, featuring amenities consistent with Parks Plan 2025 recommendations and design guidelines for Citywide, Integrated Hybrid Character parks (App. K - PP2025).
  • Public engagement program that will provide ample opportunities for the community to invest in the future concept of the site. Opportunities will be both real time and online!
  • A professional design team that will translate community input into a high quality professional park design that is uniquely Lake Oswego!
  • Eventually the park site will be developed and restored to provide a place for the community to recreate and to connect with nature in.

Additionally the Department will be working with highly qualified resource professionals to develop stream and wetland restoration plans. This will address the degraded resources onsite and provide the City with a strategy to restore these resources and their function within our areas watershed. Aspects of this process are:

  • Delineation of resources (Wetlands, Stream Corridors and Tree Groves) according to Department of State Lands and City of Lake Oswego requirements. (COMPLETED)
  • Restoration plan for stream and wetland resources.
For more information please refer back to https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/iron-mountain-park-plan for updated information.

 

Related Resources

The following plans will be reviewed as part of the background research and development phase. Policies, goals and recommendations from these adopted plans will be integrated into the park plan.

Current Documents Associated with Planning Process
(CLICK to download)

Parks Related Plans

City Related Plans