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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission Meets June 14 — 15 in Enterprise


ENTERPRISE — The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene June 14 – 15 in Enterprise, Oregon. 

On June 14, commissioners will tour Wallowa Lake State Park and Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site starting at 8 a.m., followed by a work session and training at Cloverleaf Hall at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds, 668 NW. 1st St., Enterprise. 

On June 15, commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:30 a.m. at the same location to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be open to the public.

Anyone may attend or listen to the business meeting; instructions on how to listen will be posted on the commission web page prior to the meeting. The business meeting includes time for informal public comment related to any items not on the agenda. Registration is required to speak at the meeting, and is available online at Time per speaker is limited to three minutes. Written public comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. June 13 to

The full agenda and supporting documents are posted on the commission web page. Notable requests: 

  • Approve the 2023-25 Agency Request Budget, which lays out OPRD’s finances and policies for consideration by the Governor. 
  • Approve a $500,000 budget for hiring a contractor to rehabilitate the sewer system at Bullards Beach State Park.
  • Approve budget to restore four pieces of historic logging equipment that are part of the Collier Memorial State Park’s logging museum collection. The McGiffert Log Loader and three skeleton railroad flatcars were damaged in the 242 Fire that swept through the park in 2020.
  • Adopt changes to the Oregon Administrative Rule governing meeting procedures for the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation.

Anyone needing special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Denise Warburton, commission assistant, at least three days in advance: or 503-986-0719. People who plan to present oral testimony are asked to email a copy of their statement to Warburton in advance.

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state. 



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