Monthly Archives: August 2015

Public Meetings II Summary

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Meeting II Presentation – Click to expand









Thank you to all who attended the recent public meetings in August to share your input on existing condition assessments and opportunities in the parks. While attendance was low, we had a lively discussion that reinforced the values we heard from our first round of public meetings and survey results.

We also identified and clarified key opportunities going forward. Some of the themes addressed during the meetings included education and interpretation, increased overnight camping opportunities on the coast, and balancing public access to beaches with natural resource protection and a high quality experience for visitors. Please read through the notes posted below to see more of the feedback shared at the meetings.

If you weren’t able to attend the meetings but would like to share your thoughts about parks in the South Beach or Beverly Beach Management Units, you can contact us directly or respond to this post below. You can also comment on the map and let us know what you would like to see proposed for a particular park or parks.



Public Meetings Summary – August 11 & 12

Next Steps

Planning staff are now working on identifying specific proposals for future management and development of each park, taking into account the public feedback we have received so far. We will present these proposals at the next set of meetings, tentatively planned for early 2016. More information about these meetings will be posted soon.

Blue Mountain Management Unit Plan

Planning for State Parks in Umatilla and Union Counties

Oregon Coast Trail Action Plan

Developing the Oregon Coast Trail Action Plan and completing the Oregon Coast Trail


Join Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in Master Planning for Pilot Butte Scenic Viewpoint.

Smith Rock State Park Master Plan

Join Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in Master Planning for Smith Rock State Park.

Tryon Naturalist Notes

Tryon Creek Management Unit

The Cove Rattler


Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Offical Blog of Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Celebrate the Shore

2013 marks 100 years of Oregon's public shore.

Columbia River GORGEOUS

Ranger's blog for state parks in the Columbia River Gorge