Hello. We've got a lot of information this month!
Be a Good Neighbor!
First, and most important: I've had the opportunity to talk with and hear from several of our neighbors recently. Many of them have let me know that as a group, we haven't been ideal neighbors. There are a LOT of us, and as we all know, we're in a residential area with one way in and out.
Please keep in mind that people do live here, and think about how you'd feel if your neighborhood had the amount of steady traffic that this one does. Observe the speed limit (maybe even go a little slower), give pedestrians a lot of room, and please STOP AT THE STOP SIGNS. We're asking you to slow down and consider the neighbors, even if it means you'll be a couple of minutes late for your class or court time.
The Heat is (Almost) On
A pretty consistent comment that we've received during the public outreach from you, the LOTC community, is that you would like heat in the facility. I wanted to make sure you all know that this is definitely going to happen. I wrote about it in at least one previous newsletter. Because installing heaters will require shutting down the courts and will be noisy and inconvenient, we will do this in August during our annual maintenance shutdown. Next winter will be much more pleasant for everyone!
Addition Project Updates
Based on the feedback we received from public meetings, other written communication, survey results, and additional information from the City’s Planning Department and City Attorney, we believe that the Original 2003 concept design is a feasible design concept. Any design concept that is acted upon must meet the guidelines of the City Charter, Chapter X, City Code, the City’s planning process, and Sensitive Lands requirements.
The next step is to present the information we’ve received through the public outreach process to the Parks Board.
The Parks Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Maintenance Center, 17601 Pilkington Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. If you would like to address the Board, please see the guidelines.
The Tennis Center Addition Project information packet for the May 16 meeting is available here.
Thank you again for your interest in this project.
Also, please check out the Addition Project website. This is where you can get the latest information about the potential addition.
At this time of year, people always want to know when their lottery courts end, and when they can sign up again for the lottery.
The last day of lottery courts is Thursday, May 31. If you have a Thursday court, May 31 is your last day. Lottery signups will open again on June 1, and close July 14. I'll send out the link when signups are open.
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. The courts will be open, and you'll need a card key to access your reserved court. You can get a card key at the front desk, or call us at 503-635-5550 for more information.
Speaking of Card Keys...
Just a reminder about card keys: your card key is for you to access your reserved court. Now that we have online reservations, it's easy to book a court, even last-minute, before you come in to play. Please make certain you have a reservation before you use our courts. If we notice card key activity that doesn't correspond with court reservations, you may lose your card key privileges.
Our women's City League teams are now forming for Fall 2018. Have fun, make new friends, and play teams from all around the metro area. For more information, visit or call the front desk at 503-635-5550, or check out their website at http://www.lotccityleague.org/.