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Legal and Physical Dangers of Concussions

ORPA Board of Directors Meeting

2/6/2015 » 2/8/2015
Special Districts Association of Oregon Annual Conference

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

ORPA Executive Committee Meeting

Newest Members

Four of Five Parks & Recreation Measures Pass in 2014

November 4th brought good news to four park and recreation agencies with measures on the ballot.

  • 73.1% of voters approved the City of Portland Parks Bond Measure 26-159 for $68 million to improve and repair parks and city facilities.
  • Chehalem Park and Recreation District's Measure 36-170 passed, enabling redevelopment of the District's 44 year-old community pool facility.
  • West Linn voters gave the city permission to use the northern perimeter of Wilderness Park along Skyline Drive for pedestrian and bike access.
  • And, 58% of voters approved a $12,390,000 bond measure for acquisition and construction of a new community recreation center and pool in the Boardman Park and Recreation District.

Measure 3-451, which would have reformed the North Clackamas Park and Recreation District with independent governance, was rejected by Clackamas County voters by 54.4% to 45.6%. 


 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.



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


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