Skip to main content

Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission was created by the State Legislature in 1989 to establish policies, adopt rules necessary to execute the duties of the Department, set fees, acquire property, promote the state´s outdoor recreation policy, and appoint the OPRD director. Commissioners serve four-year terms. They are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

All public commission meetings are streamed live to Youtube at Business meetings and training workshops are open to public attendance, and executive sessions aren't. Executive sessions do not include any actions or deliberations toward decisions.

As a courtesy, most business meetings include time for informal public comments. To register, select the month below and follow the registration link.


​Draft Agenda

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

8:00am Depart from Oregon Garden Resort 
Silver Falls State Park
o North Gateway Visitor Center
o North Canyon Day Use area
o North Rim Trail
o South water reservoir replacement 

Time: 12:30pm – 1:00 Lunch

WORK-SESSION / TRAINING: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Silver Falls State Park – Smith Creek Meeting Hall
2023-25 Budget Development 
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Project
Oregon Coast Trail System

Wednesday, April 13, 2022  

Executive Session:  8:30am – Oregon Garden Resort – Orchid Ballroom
The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting:  9:45am 

1. Commission Business 
a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
b) Approval of February 24, 2022 Minutes (Action)
c) Approval of April 13, 2022 Agenda (Action)

2. Public Comment:  Please submit written public comments no
        later than 5 p.m. April 11th to 

3. Director’s Update
a) Agency Update/COVID-19 (Information)
b) 2023 Legislative Concepts (Action)

4. Budget
a) 2021-23 Budget Update (Information)
b) 2023-25 Budget Update (Information)
c) 2023-25 Key Performance Measures (Action)

5. Property   
a) ODOT I-84 Culvert Project (Action)
b) Donation (Action) 

6. Community Engagement
a) LWCF Grant Approval (Action)
b) ATV Grant Approval (Action)
c) ATV Committee Member Appointment (Action)

7. Heritage 
a) Heritage Division Updates (Information

8. Park Development Division

9. Rulemaking
a) Request to open Rulemaking, Archaeological Permits,
                Division 51 (Action)
b) Request to adopt Rulemaking, National Register
                Statement Requirements, OAR 736-050-0250 (Action
c) Update on Rulemaking, take-off and landing of drones,
                OAR 736-010-0015, 736-010-0040, 
736-021-0030, 736-021-0100, 736-021-0130
        ​         i)     Outline of Potential Apporaches to Drone Rules
       d) Request to open Rulemaking, making changes to
                Committee Procedures for Review and Approval of
                Nominations to the National Register Permanent,
                OAR 736-050-0260 (Action)
e) Upcoming Rulemaking, Scenic Bikeways,
                OAR 736-009-025, 0030 (Information)

10. Reports (Information)
a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority

11. Commission Planning Calendar (Information​)

The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the commission assistant Denise Warburton at (503) 779-9729 or at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.




Draft Agenda

Wednesday, March 18, 2021
Zoom Meeting

Business Meeting:  8:00 a.m.

1.   Approve agenda

2.   Commission Business

      a) The Cove Palisades - Wave Attenuator Contract Award




Audio 3 hours, 13 minutes



Audio 2 hours, 32 minutes



Audio 3 hours, 14 minutes



Audio 4 hours, 33 minutes



Audio 4 hours, 39 minutes


2021 Meeting Dates and Locations

February 24-25
April 13-14
June 22-23
September 14-15
November 16-17
(meeting dates and locations are subject to change)


Congressional District 1:
Jennifer H. Allen, Chair
Term expires February 2023

Congressional District 2:
Steven Grasty
Term expires May 2025

Congressional District 3:
Jonathan Blasher
Term expires June 2023

Congressional District 4:
Elizabeth Hill;
Term expires May 2025

Congressional District 5:
Vicki Berger
Term expires May 2025

East of the Cascades:
Lisa Dawson
Term expires February 2022

West of the Coast Range:
Doug Deur
Term expires May 2025


Lisa Sumption, Director
Denise Warburton, Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C 
Salem, OR 97301 

Phone: (503) 986-0719 
Fax: (503) 986-0796