Recreational fishing is available year-round within Park District boundaries for anglers with a valid Oregon fishing license.
Three nearby lakes are stocked with trout annually by the Oregon Department of Fishing and Wildlife Department.
- Bethany Lake – North of Hwy 26 at 185th Ave. and NW West Union Rd.
- Commonwealth Lake – South of Hwy 26 between Murray Rd. and Cedar Hills Blvd.
- Progress Lake – North of Barrows Rd., just west of Progress Ridge retail development. Patrons are requested to use on-street parking instead of parking in the mall lot.
The newest fishing hole – Progress Lake – is a former quarry near Progress Ridge Town Center that has been filled with water to a depth of about 60 feet. A floating fishing platform was built through a grant from the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation.
Anglers are reminded to observe legal fishing requirements, including daily catch limits, and to follow park rules:
- Keep chairs and coolers off of the pedestrian pathway.
- Bring your own pole support (don't cut vegetation).
- Clean up
- Don't throw dead fish back into the lake.
- Keep dogs on leash.
- Do not enter fenced-off areas.
- No swimming, boating, or float tubes are allowed in the lakes.
- If you catch an alligator, run like crazy! ;)