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Planning & Design Section (PDS)
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ORPA's Planning and Design Section (PDS) became an official section in fall, 2016.  The section is focused on providing networking and training opportunities for professionals who are responsible for the planning and design of parks, trails, and natural areas.

Contact Katie Dunham to learn more about the Planning & Design Section and to get involved with the section.



Upcoming Section Meeting

August 8th, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Park and Recreation Conference Room
1310 SW Avery Park Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333


Email Katie Dunham to RSVP to the Section Meeting.



Past Events




The President of the Planning and Design Section is Katie Dunham, CPRP, Senior Park Planner, of Portland Parks and Recreation.  The Secretary is Quinn Keever, Park Planner at Bend Park and Recreation District. 

Become a Section Leader.


Section Awards

The Planning and Design Section does not present section awards.  However, the ORPA Annual Awards include both a planning award, and a design award (in two categories: large and small).


These awards are presented each year at the Award Ceremony Luncheon and showcase the best parks and recreation has to offer!

Annual Award Nominations are due: August 2.

Read more about these prestigious awards.


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