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When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Boardman Park
17900 SE Addie St.
Jennings Lodge, Oregon  97267
United States
Contact: Amanda Parsons

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This one-day workshop in Jennings Lodge (near Milwaukie), Oregon will share with attendees the unique story of the Boardman Wetland Nature Park from the initial vision through completion.  Many lessons learned will be shared throughout the day.

Participants will learn about the unique partnership between Oak Lodge Water Services District (OLWSD) and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) to support acquisition, public outreach, design, and construction with many goals and objectives that the partnership and community shared.  Goals and objectives included increased flood capacity, water quality, habitat restoration, education and recreation.  Participants will also learn about the funding, land use process, wetland boardwalk and outdoor classroom design, and construction including the nature playground.  

This workshop is perfect for designers, planners, maintenance, education, and natural resources staff.

Note: this workshop starts at 3801 SE Concord Road, Oak Grove, OR and then attendees will carpool to the site.


8:30 AM

Check In Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00 AM

Site Introduction

Background direction, Partnership, Long-Term Master Plan, Acquisition

9:40 AM

Public Input

  • Master Plan(s) Direction from NCPRD and OLWSD
  • Public Outreach
    • Stakeholder Group
      • Voting Set Goals and Priorities
  • Additional Partner Support (short video)
10:00 AM

Planning and Design and Construction

  • Two Projects, One Lead
    • Several Partnership Agreements
    • Transfer of Ownership in the Middle of the Project (from OLWSD to NCPRD)
    • Land use and other Permits
    • Grants/Funding
  • Design / Construction
    • Wetland Boardwalk and Outdoor Classroom
    • Nature Play
    • Flood mitigation
    • Water quality
    • Beaver
    • Vegetation
11:00 AM

Lunch (provided)

11:30 AM

Transport to Site (Carpool 1.4 mile drive)

12:00 PM    

Site Tour and Review of Design and Changes

  • Review Original Designs and Changes
    • Walk to each element and discuss changes that occurred and lessons learned
  • Education Opportunities and Partnerships
  • Access and Accessibility
  • Signage and Restrooms
    • Vandalism and use levels
2:30 PM

Additional Q&A

Transport back to Concord Center



Tonia Williamson - NCPRD Trails and Natural Areas

Kevin Cayson  -NCPRD Parks and Facilities Manager

Jason Rice - Oak Lodge Water Service District - Technical Services Manager / District Engineer

Mike  Schiel - JW Fowler Construction Superintendent


Registration Fees

Member: $60

Non-Member: $70

Refund Policy

Please take a moment to review the ORPA Refund Policy.

Additional Information

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Continuing Education Units

All ORPA workshops are eligible for CEUs to be applied to CPRP.  Learn more about self-reporting.

This workshop also provides CEUs for the following certifications: none.


Special Thank You to:

North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District for hosting and presenting this workshop.



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

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Oregon Recreation & Park Association | PO Box #202, Lake Oswego OR 97034 | 503.534.5673
ORPA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization