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Oak Habitat Restoration Workshop

10/23/2014 » 10/24/2014
Playground Maintenance Technician Training

11/6/2014 » 11/7/2014
ORPA Board Retreat

11/8/2014 » 11/9/2014
OregonASK Conference

2/25/2015 » 2/27/2015
IDAHO Rec & Park Assoc. CPSI Seminar & Exam

Newest Members

 Announcing two great October workshops on  

Oak Restoration and Playground Maintenance


Native Oak Restoration | October 22 | Eugene   SOLD OUT!

ORPA's Natural Resources Section will host a day-long workshop on the restoration of native oak savanna on October 22 in Eugene.

Click here for workshop details.


Playground Maintenance Technician Training | Oct. 23-24 | Springfield

Please note:  Advance registration for this session is closed. Please call ORPA at 503.867.8447 about availability. ORPA's Maintenance & Construction Section (MACS) will host International playground safety expert Ken Kutska for Playground Maintenance Technician Training, covering the fundamentals of playground equipment inspection, maintenance, and repair.

Click here for course information, agenda, and lodging information.


 2014 Annual Awards for Excellence in Parks & Recreation Presented September 9 in Seaside

Seven outstanding individuals, organizations, and projects were recognized this year.

Click here to view videos of each award recipient.


Kudos to our sponsors, exhibitors, registrants, speakers, and Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District (host agency) for another great Annual Conference!

Mark your calendar for November 2-4, 2015 in downtown Portland!

Click here to access session materials.

Congratulations to ORPA's Newest Board Members!

ORPA members have elected the following individuals as new members of the ORPA Board of Directors:

Secretary:  Kristin Wierenga, City of Woodburn

At-Large Director:  Terri Davis, Portland Parks & Recreation

At-Large Director:  Ken Warner, City of West Linn

Click here to review their candidate profiles. Election results were announced on Tuesday, September 9 at the opening session of the ORPA annual conference. Thanks to all nominees for their willingness to serve!​



What difference do parks make? A lot!


Click here for the answers in a great video produced by the Trust for Public Land.



 Click here to see our list of commercial partners.

1954 to 2014:
60 Years of Serving Oregon's
Park and Recreation Profession


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