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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department now taking sealed bids to sell unused parcel near Monroe

October 25, 2017

Salem OR – Between September 22 and October 17, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) accepted sealed bids from parties interested in purchasing an undeveloped 38-acre property near the Benton-Lane County border. The property was appraised at $356,000, and the department received three bids ranging from $136,000 to $255,750. OPRD staff will recommend the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission accept the highest bid at its regular public business meeting on November 15, 2017 in Cascade Locks. The sale is contingent on the commission’s approval.

The bids received were from Shiloh Forestry of Eugene ($255,750), Lochmead Farms of Junction City ($250,000), and Goshen Forest Products of Eugene ($136,000). All three bids were submitted correctly and were reviewed by OPRD real estate staff and managers.

The property on 99W was formerly used as a highway wayside, but the restroom and sewage systems failed ten years ago and the facilities were removed. The property has been considered a candidate for disposal since 2014, and department property staff prepared it for sale in 2017. As required by state law, the property was first offered to other public agencies before being considered for public sale, but there were no takers.  

If the sale is completed, the funds will be placed in a special account used for property transactions that improve the overall state park system. The parcel offered for sale was originally acquired in 1926.

More information on the sale is available from Kammie Bunes, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Right of Way Agent, at 503-986-0630 (
kammie.bunes@oregon.gov). The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission meets five times per year, and more information on the meeting will be available online at http://bit.ly/november2017agenda in early November.

Oct. 19, 2017 Bid period is closed


Sept. 27, 2017​

Salem OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is now taking sealed bids from any party interested in purchasing an undeveloped, approximately 38-acre property near the Benton-Lane County border. Sealed bids are due no later than October 17, 2017. 

The property on 99W was formerly used as a highway wayside, but the restroom and sewage systems failed ten years ago and the facilities were removed. The property has been considered a candidate for disposal since 2014, and department property staff have been preparing it for sale for more than six months. An appraisal places the market value at $356,000. As required by state law, the property was first offered to other public agencies before being considered for public sale, but there were no takers. 

If successful, funds from the sale will be placed in a special account used for property transactions that improve the overall state park system. The state park system both acquires and transfers properties out on a fairly regular basis as a way to improve outdoor recreation, protect key natural resources, and preserve important historic sites. The parcel offered for sale was originally acquired in 1926.

More information on the sale and a bid form is available from Kammie Bunes, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Right of Way Agent, at 503-986-0630 (kammie.bunes@oregon.gov).


Property Documents

Location map

Sale flyer

Property appraisal

Bid form and sales agreement

Conveyance deeds to state

Standard form quit claim deed