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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.



Park Planner Palooza VII


This event has been postponed.


We are seeking speakers for Park Planner Palooza.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in presenting on any of the following topics, please contact Katie Dunham.

  • Climate resiliency and parks as carbon sinks
  • Project Management - procurement, cost estimating, construction costs and budgeting
  • Engaging the Native American community
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Technology (includes GIS) as a public feedback too for performance measures
  • Projects!  Share what you are working on in a Pecha Kucha (mini session) style presentation.  Topics include: Parks, trails, playgrounds, campgrounds, natural areas, splash pads, water features, nature play, art, amenities...)


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).


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