Norway Park, Lake McMurray, WA (a private, fraternal social club)

Leif Erikson Recreation Association (LERA)
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  Fun . . . . Family . . . . & Tradition!

Norway Park is a recreation area and arm of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, located in the Ballard area of Seattle, Washington.  In March 1963, a ninety-one acre farm was purchased from the Fifield family at the edge of Lake McMurray in Skagit County, about one hour north of Seattle. The Fifield farm had a pasture at the lakefront and a large farmhouse with pasture and wooded area on the opposite side of Highway 9. It was deemed to make a perfect site for a recreation area associated with the Lodge. In April 1963, Leif Erikson Recreation Association (LERA) became the governing body of Norway Park.

Through planning and much donated work by Lodge members, Norway Park began to take on its current shape. Additionally, various ladies’ groups contributed countless hours hosting parties, picnics, dances, work party meals and more.

At the lakefront, beach facilities and camping areas are open to Stockholders, Lodge members, and their guests, but the Lodge member must be present at all times. No reservations are taken for camping; it is on a first-come basis. A pavilion was built by the lake and is used for Norway Park activities and can be rented by members.  The beach area has a dock, diving board and swimming float. 

Currently in the upper park there are 165 lots with approximately 120 cabins, occupied full & part-time, and includes park-owned lots and green space. To purchase a lot lease at Norway Park, one must be a member in good standing of Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001.

The annual budget for Norway Park including general operations and ongoing improvements to the water system and roads is underwritten by annual assessments to each lot stockholder.

Regular recreational events include a Fishermen’s Breakfast on the opening day of fishing; Midsommer/St. Hans Fest in June; a Lodge picnic; the local volunteer fire department annual salmon barbeque; traditional Norwegian Julebord at Christmastime; and many more which are scheduled annually.

Some goals of Norway Park are to PRESERVE our heritage, to PROTECT our natural and financial resources, to PROMOTE a unified healthy recreational community and be PROGRESSIVE in independent sustainability.


See the 2015 Norway Park Usage Policy Summary.

Upcoming Events

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Sat, Apr 25: Opening Day of Fishing Season & Fisherman's Breakfast 7 - 11am: at the Pavilion

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Sat, May 2, 9am: Work Party #3 at Bekkestua

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Tues, May 12, 7pm: LERA Board meets at LEL

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Thurs, May 14, 11am-2pm: Coffee, Crafts & Books in Bekkestua

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Sun, May 24, 1pm: Memorial Weekend "Picnic in the Park" on Viking Plassen

 

 

Community Meetings When scheduled, Community Meetings are generally held in Bekkestua at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday. It is in this venue that stockholders can share ideas and/or concerns, which are then communicated to the LERA Board.  Periodically, guests are invited, presenting programs of interest to the community.  We welcome all Stockholders of Norway Park and look forward to seeing you there. Check Upcoming Events above to see if there is a Community Meeting scheduled for the current month.

.Pavilion Rentals, Social Activities & Bekkestua Usage LERA Board President Julie Freeman is Chairperson of our Social Committee. Please contact her with any ideas for Park activities, dinners, parties or if you have an inquiry regarding rental of the Pavilion. Call 360-941-6621 or email: norskiparadise@hotmail.com

The Bekkestua is available for use at NO CHARGE to Stockholders. Please contact Nancy Solheim at 360-420-1218 or via email: amphi662001@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This website is privately funded and maintained. Although operated in conjuction with the LERA Board, it in no way represents official LERA Board policy or opinion unless specifically noted.

Norway Park Nyheter (full listing) -- Member's Only (link) A local newsletter has been created - by residents - primarily for residents and those interested in the on-going, daily activities of the Park. Check out the current edition and back issues to April, 2005.

Gårdsbok (Norway Park History & Lot Book) -- Members Only (link)
LERA stockholders are the leaseholders of building/recreational lots in the Park. It is a massive, on-going effort by hardworking volunteers to keep track of our history and Park heritage. Just who are your neighbors? Click on a lot to see the corresponding Gårdsbok page.

2008 Trondheim Veien Waterline/Road Repair (link) A pictorial chronography of the recent work to repair road slippage and upgrade the water main on Trondheim Veien.
Use your BACK button to return to this page. NOTE: This is a LARGE .pfd file that may take up to a minute to download with a cable or DSL connection.

Norway Park - A 50 Year Celebration
A 1-1/2 hour streaming video developed by stockholder Doug Olsen for our 50th celebration. Many thanks to him and to former Charter Member, John Olsen, for the First 40 years slideshow (HERE, but also incorporated into the video) .




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