Norway Park, Lake McMurray, WA (a private, fraternal social club) Happy 50th!

Leif Erikson Recreation Association (LERA)
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Fun and Family at the Lake

Soaking up the sunshine at the shore of Lake McMurray isn’t a bad way to spend an afternoon.  Some would even call it “added value.”  Value to Lodge members that is just like the many other services and activities available to Leif Erikson Lodge members.  From Kaffestua to winter outings at Trollhaugen, to participation on a bowling team, each has a value to members and each might be a reason to join the lodge.  Leif Erikson Recreation Area, commonly called Norway Park at Lake McMurray, was established nearly fifty years ago as a place for lodge members to enjoy the values of country life only an hour away from Seattle. The facilities established over the years were built and installed with volunteer labor by many lodge members. Lessees pay an annual fee per leased lot. The Lodge pays an annual fee for all members.  In the upper part of Norway Park there are 165 lots, which can only be leased by Leif Erikson members who are accepted as LERA stockholders.  Some lots are vacant, some have cabins and some have year-round residences.

The Lower Park is a recreation area open for use by all Leif Erikson lodge members. Facilities include a swimming beach, large dock and swim raft, children’s swings and toys, barbecue pits, camping area, and wide open fields for soccer and other field games. There is even a small boat launch and while the lake limits boats to small motors, it certainly boasts good fishing with limits most opening days. Rest rooms and a large multi-use pavilion are also features of the Park.

RV and camper hook-ups have been available to Lodge members and guests for years at prices competitive with commercial or State Parks.   Lodge members need no reservations for camping but the spots are on a first come-first served basis and some weekends fill up quickly.  As long as the Lodge-Member host is present, they can bring guests to use the park during the day and may even sponsor their guests for overnight camping, for a few dollars more than the member rate. Gate cards for access are available from the Caretaker or President for a nominal fee & proof of LEL membership. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and no open fires are allowed.
See the 2014 Norway Park Usage Policy Summary.
Upcoming Events

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Sun, Aug 31, 1pm: Labor Day "Picnic in the Park" & Chili Cook-off in the Viking Plassen. (free)

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Tues, Sep 2, 7pm: LERA Board meets at Bekkestua

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Sat, Sep 13, 9am: Work Party #6 at Bekkestua

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Sun, Sep 14 (note revised date), 2pm: Midyear Shareholder Meeting in the Pavilion. It is important to vote your stock or assign a proxy. Pick up new stock certificates

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Sat, Sep 20, 1pm-5pm: Happy 85th Birthday Svea! Please join friends and neighbors for an Open House in Bekkestua celebrating the occasion! No gifts please.

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). A Flash version is below. Contact Doug Olsen for a copy of your own.




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