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Park Planner Palooza V
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When: Friday, June 8, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Public Safety Center
700 SE Douglas Ave
Roseburg, Oregon  97470
United States
Contact: Katie Dunham

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Park Planner Palooza is an opportunity for Oregon park planners and design professionals to receive training (and CEUs), discuss cutting-edge planning initiatives, and view innovative projects.  Participants will learn about innovative methods to re-envision the typical planning public engagement process to better plan and design community projects that foster unity and diversity.  We will explore creative interventions that leverage our limited public funding to serve the recreational needs of a diverse and growing population, and agency responses to the increasing public demand for diverse and inclusive access. 

Participants will have an opportunity to network with other park and recreation planners from around Oregon in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

What You Will Learn

  • Five Educational sessions
  • Walking tour: a new splash pad and playground

Who Should Attend

Planning and design professionals and public involvement staff

Workshop Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Check In and Continental Breakfast Served

8:30 - 8:45 AM  Introduction to the day
8:45 - 9:45 AM

Thurston Hills Natural Area: A Collaborative Journey

Kristina Koenig Boe and Fraser McDonald, Willamalane Park and Recreation District

9:45 - 9:50 AM Coffee & Networking Break
9:50 - 10:50 AM

Inclusive Play Area Planning, Design, and Programming

Tim Bonnin, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Katie Dunham, Portland Parks and Recreation

10:50 - 11:05 AM  

Coffee & Networking Break

11:05 - 12:05 PM

Connecting with Nature: People, Data, and Stories!

Nicole Lewis, Olena Turula, Metro

12:05 - 1:05 PM Lunch and Networking
1:05 - 2:05 PM


Terry Bergerson, Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

2:05 - 2:10 PM Networking Break
2:10 - 2:40 PM

Partnerships and leveraging funding sources for park amenities and/or programs

Toni Whitler, City of Salem

2:40 - 2:45 PM Break 
2:45 - 4:15 PM

Presentation and Field Tour of Fir Grove Playground & Spray Park

Kris Ammerman, Roseburg Parks and Recreation

4:15 - 5:30 PM

Social Hour + Epic Failures 

Social features local food and beverages @ Brix



Continuing Education Units

  • Thurston Hills Natural Area: A Collaborative Journey - 1 hour
  • Inclusive Play Area Planning, Design, and Programming - 1 hour
  • Connecting With Nature: People, Data, Stories  - 1 hour
  • OPRD SCORP Update - 1 hour
  • Partnerships and Leveraging Funding Sources for Park Amenities and/or Programs - .5 hour
  • Presentation and Field Tour of Fir Grove Playground and Spray Park - 1.5 hour

Total Learning Time: 6 Hours

Materials presented in this workshop are eligible for CPRP and ASLA continuing education units (CEU).  Attendees will receive a certificate of completion demonstrating that you have attended the course with a specified number of learning time on the course.  Attendees are responsible for tracking and logging all CEU credits with their respective certification program.


Registration Fees

Member Fee = $60

Non-member Fee = $75

Registration includes light continental breakfast and lunch.


Additional Information

Dress for unpredictable weather (heat, sun, wind, rain).  Bring a refillable water bottle.  The education sessions will be followed by a group walk to Fir Grove Playground & Spray Park, for a park tour.  The day will end with a social hour and everyone's favorite topic: Epic Failures!



Workshops like this are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Refund Policy

Please take a moment to review the ORPA Refund Policy.



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