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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, September 14, 2020
Zoom Meeting

Government Ethics and Executive Meeting Training

Wednesday, September 15, 2020  
Zoom Meeting

Executive Session:  8:30am
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:  9:30am

1.   Commission Business
      a)  Welcome and Introductions (Information)
      b)  Approval of June Minutes (Action)
      c)  Approval of September Agenda (Action)

2.   Public Comment (Information)
      Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m.
      September 10 to .

3.   Director’s Update    
      a)  Agency Return to Office/Covid Update (Information)
      b)  Legislative Update (Information)
      c)  Fires Update (Information)
      d)  Union Contract Update (Information)

4.   Budget
      a)  2021 - 23 Budget Update (Information)

5.   Property   
      a)  Oswald West – Easements to North Coast Land Conservancy
           (Rainforest Reserve) (Information)
      b)  John Yeon SNS – Property Transfer from Clatsop County
      c)  Cascadia SP – Potential Transfer to Linn County (Action)
      d)  Fogarty Creek SRA – Dimick Property (Information)
      e)  North Santiam SRA and Marion County Management

6.   Community Engagement
      a)  Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Planning Grant
           Request (Action)
      b)  Centennial and Vendor Partnerships Update (Information)

7.   Heritage
      a)  Heritage Division Updates (Information)

8.   Park Development Division
      a)  Detroit Water Reservoir (Action)

9.   Rulemaking
      a)  Request to open 736-140-0005 to 0015 Confidentiality and
      b)  Request to open rules implementing 2021 legislation:
           736-010-0020- General Regulations; 736- 015-0006-
           Definitions, 736-015-0020-Overnight rentals; 736-015-0040-
           Miscellaneous rental products; 736-002-0170- Outdoor
           Recreation Advisory Council

10.  Reports (Information)
       a)  Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority
            i)  Contracts and Procurement
           ii)  Ocean Shores and Scenic Waterway Permits
          iii)  Timber Harvest Revenue

11.  Commission Planning Calendar - 2022 (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

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