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Maintenance & Construction Section

ORPA's Maintenance and Construction Section (MACS) provides information and training to managers and technicians who are responsible for planning, design, and maintenance of park and recreation facilities.

MACS provides networking and training for section affiliates to learn and share important information on maintenance and construction techniques, materials, regulations, and standards.

MACS President is Megan Big John, Parks Manager, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation. To contact Megan, click here.

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For all upcoming workshops and section meetings, visit the ORPA Calendar.


Past MACS Events



MACS Board

Led by Megan Big John, MACS affiliates typically include park maintenance, superintendents, facility operators, maintenance coordinators, and others who maintain parks, open spaces, and recreational facilities.

  • President: Megan Big John
  • Incoming President: Antonio Garcia
  • Past-President: Jesus Gonzalez
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Borboa
  • Secretary: Sarah Wyllie
  • At-Large: Matt Conrad
  • At-Large: Zachary Killgore
  • At-Large: Gordon Kunkle
  • At-Large: Pete Meyers
  • At-Large: Greg Stout
  • At-Large: Eric Timmons



Service Projects & Playground Builds

Every year MACS volunteers give back through a volunteer playground installation or other service project.  Communities can apply for members of the section to install a playground in a neighborhood in need.


In 2017, MACS built a playground for Baker City, OR.

Watch the video to see what a playground build entails.



For a great resource guide on how to organize and implement a playground installation project with volunteers, download our Guide to Hosting a Volunteer Playground Installation Project.

To request MACS volunteers' assistance with installation of playground equipment at your facility, use this form: MACS Volunteer Playground Installation Request Form.

For other service project requests: MACS Volunteer Service Project Request Form.



Each year the Maintenance & Construction Section recognizes the outstanding work of people and projects.  We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • MACS Outstanding Partner Award
  • MACS Outstanding Project Award

Nominations for MACS awards has closed for this year.  Check back next year for more information. 



Oregon Recreation & Park Association | PO Box #202, Lake Oswego OR 97034 | 503.534.5673
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