The Uplands area of Lake Oswego is located on Iron Mountain overlooking Mt. Hood, Oswego Lake and surrounding vistas. It is a quiet neighborhood of mostly well-established homes within walking distance of three schools, three parks, two churches, and an indoor tennis center. Winding roads and pathways thread through wooded areas and large home sites. Residents include original homeowners, second-generation, and newer families, which provides diverse age groups and home styles and sizes. Schools and livability are cited as the main reasons that homeowners settle and stay in Uplands.
Uplands is the only neighborhood association bordered by two large nature areas, Springbrook Park to the north and Iron Mountain to the south. Springbrook Park is a 52-acre urban nature area under a canopy of mostly big-leaf maple, laced with trails that connect smaller neighborhoods and schools. Steep wooded slopes of conifers and oaks characterize the Iron Mountain Natural Area that runs along the bluff, Uplands southern boundary. Newest park in our midst is Prestwick Park, literally reclaimed from a wide spot in Wembley Park Road. On July 10, 2004, nearly 70 neighbors celebrated this partnership of city and neighborhood by planting the park in a day.
Over the years, families continue to be attracted to this neighborhood’s unique proximity to Uplands Elementary, Lake Oswego Junior High and Lake Oswego High School. The character of this 60 year-old neighborhood has remained relatively unchanged, and Uplands Neighborhood Association is dedicated to preserving its valued quality of life.