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Milo McIver State Park celebrates 50 years June 9 with a ceremony and free outdoor concert

May 11, 2018

ESTACADA, Ore — Milo McIver State Park will host guest speakers, a historical photo display and an outdoor concert on June 9 in celebration of its 50-year anniversary as a state park. The festivities begin with a ceremony at 5:30 pm at the Milo McIver Memorial Viewpoint, the same spot where Governor Tom McCall and a host of dignitaries gathered June 7, 1968 to dedicate the park.


The event will include refreshments and an unveiling of the newly remodeled viewpoint. Guest speakers will include OPRD’s Deputy Director MG Devereux and Malcolm McIver, son of the park’s namesake. Historic photos documenting the park’s evolution will be on display.


A free outdoor concert will follow at 7:30 pm featuring Bend-based classical pianist Hunter Noack. The concert will kick off Noack’s summer concert series, titled In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild. For the annual concert series, Noack wheels his grand piano to beautiful outdoor spaces throughout the Northwest. Information at www.inalandscape.org. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.


Parking costs $5 for the day; parking permits are available onsite. For more information visit oregonstateparks.org or call 503-630-7150.