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Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

Kam Wah Chung circa 1909

Kam Wah Chung circa 1909. More about the heritage site.


Overview: General obligation bonds

The 2021 Oregon Legislature passed SB 5506 that approved general obligation bonds to revitalize parks and campgrounds. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approved a preliminary list of projects in November 2021.

A project at Kam Wah Chung Heritage Site was one of the eight projects approved to receive funds in the first bond sale held May 2022. 


Interpretive Center and Collections Building

The project includes expanding the park by acquiring city park property and constructing new facilities to house a visitor/interpretive center and collections materials. The current general obligation bond estimate is $3-5 million.

2021 Feasibility Report

Concept Options

Design 1

A singular structure with large sweeping roof design inspired by the traditional Chinese Chuan-Dou architecture.

Kam Wah Chung Concept 1

Design 2

A double-sloped roof building with architecture features common throughout historic Eastern Oregon.

Kam Wah Chung option 2

Last updated June 2022. Additional updates as information becomes available.