State park master plans are written for new and existing parks and present a balance of recreation opportunities with resource protection. Once adopted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission and approved by the local land use authority (usually a city or county), a park master plan guides future park development. We encourage and actively engage park stakeholders and the community during the master planning process. Community members and others interested in park development are invited to comment at each stage of the process.
Rules and Rulemaking
Rulemaking plays an important part in building the foundation of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's ability to manage Oregon's special places. Public comment on open rulemaking is valuable to the agency during the rulemaking process as the agency upholds its mission "to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations."
OPRD issues a variety of permits for activities within parks (e.g., scientific research permits) and areas under the agency's jurisdiction, including the Ocean Shore State Recreation Area and State Scenic Waterways.