Updated Comprehensive Plans

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The Comprehensive Plans for Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Wapato Greenway, and Milo McIver State Park have been completed and you will find links to the finalized draft plans below. These comprehensive plans remain drafts until they are found to be compliant with county comprehensive plans and zoning requirements and then go through the state rule-making process. The three plans are all currently in this process of land-use approval after being approved by the state park commission last year.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area (July 2013)

Wapato Greenway (September 2013)

Milo McIver State Park (October 2013)

Oregon State Parks truly appreciates all of the time, energy and thoughts that went into these park plans. We look forward to seeing all the brilliant ideas we collected come into fruition throughout the coming years.

 

 

 

 

 

Milo McIver State Park Draft Comprehensive Plan Ready For Review

A-CoverMilo McIver State Park DRAFT Comprehensive Plan PDF (8.5 mb – Rick click to save file)

Milo McIver State Park Draft Comprehensive Plan Maps PDF (5.5 mb – Right click to save file)

The Milo McIver Draft Comprehensive Plan is ready for review! Please read it online and share your comments below or join us for a public meeting to ask questions in person. We will presenting the plan this Thursday in Estacada:

Community Public Meeting

Thursday, Sep 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Estacada Public Library, Flora Community room

825 NW Wade Street, Estacada OR

If you cannot make the meeting, you still have until October 11, 2013 to comment on the plan. Please direct questions or comments to:

Mark Davison, Planning Manager:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (Tel) 503.986.0744
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C (Fax) 503.986.0792
Salem, OR 97301-0792 mark.davison@state.or.us

Milo McIver State Park Public Meeting

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The final draft of the Milo McIver Comprehensive Plan is near completion and we will be hosting a public meeting to share it in September.

Community Public Meeting

Thursday, Sep 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Estacada Public Library

Estacada OR

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the plan concepts to help interested parties conduct an informed review during the written comment period that will extend until mid-October, and to hear any comments that meeting participants want to make at the meetings. Members of the public may attend the afternoon advisory committee meeting, however, only comments from the advisory committee will be taken at this meeting. The evening meetings are the general public’s opportunity to comment.

On or about September 6, 2013, the draft concepts plan will be available for review on this website.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and hearing your feedback about the plans for this park.

Wapato Greenway Public Meeting This Week

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The final drafts of the Wapato Greenway and Tryon Creek State Natural Area Comprehensive Plans have been completed and we have already been receiving feedback on them via email and at the meeting at Tryon Creek last Thursday.

We will be holding a meeting to discuss the Wapato Greenway this week:

Sauvie Island Academy

14445 NW Charlton Road

Portland, OR 97231

6 PM

Thursday June 13, 2013

Oregon State Parks will have a draft of the plan including maps and diagrams and we will be available to answer your questions and take comment on the plan. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are unable to make the meeting, please comment here on the blog or by email to jaime.english@state.or.us.

View the draft plans for the parks here:

Wapato

Wapato State Greenway DRAFT Comprehensive Plan (7mb)

Wapato State Greenway DRAFT Comprehensive Site Plan Map (1.5 mb)

Tryon Creek

Tryon Creek SNA DRAFT Comprehensive Plan (11mb)

Tryon Creek SNA DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Maps (4.5 mb)

Public Meeting This Week

P1140673The final drafts of the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and Wapato State Greenway Comprehensive plans are ready for public review and comment. These plans have been shaped by community members and park stakeholders over the past year. They are now ready for a final review.

Your comments are valuable to this process. You can review the draft plans below and comment here on the blog or by email to jaime.english@state.or.us. Even better,  join us for the public meeting scheduled for Wednesday the 5th of June gives us your comments in person. We look forward to seeing you there.

The meeting will be held at:

Tryon Creek Nature Center

                       11321 SW Terwilliger Boulelvard Portland, OR 97219

                       Wednesday June 5, 2013

5:00 to 7:00 PM

View the draft plans for the park here:

Tryon Creek SNA DRAFT Comprehensive Plan (11mb)

Wapato State Green Way DRAFT Comprehensive Plan (7mb)

Map Packets:

Tryon Creek SNA Comprehensive Plan Maps (4.5 mb)

Wapato State Greenway Comprehensive Park Plan Map (1.5 mb)

Community Comments

Community Comments

OPRD has reviewed hundreds of comments from public meetings, the Friends of Tryon Creek, an advisory committee, an official web site, written correspondence, and many other sources. Four major categories emerged: recreation needs, natural resource concerns, community values, and general management issues. We’ll use these comments to help us continue planning for Tryon Creek. Here’s a summary of what we heard you say …

Recreation Needs

Natural Resource Concerns

Community Values

General Management Issues

Comprehensive Plan for Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Newsletter – February 2013

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The draft park concepts are almost ready for review
In 1969, Multnomah County began purchasing land around Tryon Creek that had been used for logging since 1850 in hopes of securing the area for a park. The Friends of Tryon Creek was established soon after partnering with Oregon State Parks and the two adjacent counties to coordinate the 645 acre park we have today. Tryon Creek operates as a State Natural Area within a densely populated urban community, and is one of the most popular recreation attractions in the Portland and Lake Oswego area, with miles of volunteer cleared trails.

In order to maintain continued success for Tryon Creek, there is a need to update its Comprehensive Plan to best care for the park’s natural, scenic and cultural resources. The department has been in the planning process with three rounds of public meetings so far that include an advisory committee, the Friends of Tryon Creek, and the general public.  From these meetings, values and goals have been developed that call for restoration of the landscape, improve trail system and consider updating the Nature Center area for a variety of visitor experiences.  Trail realignments were proposed to provide for continued access around the park in harmony with present natural processes. Visitor experience needs are also be considered that fit current activities and consider new approaches including environmental education programs, a natural play area, and better picnicking facilities.

The draft park concepts will be shared at this next round of public meetings.  Anyone can review the draft plan concepts at the OPRD website or at the locations listed in this newsletter.

Meetings scheduled to discuss the draft plan
Advisory Committee Meeting,  Feb 27, 1 – 4 p.m.
Nature Center, Tryon Creek State Park, Portland

Community Public Meeting,  Feb 27, 5 – 7 p.m.
Nature Center, Tryon Creek State Park, Portland

The purpose of the meetings is to provide an overview of the plan concepts to help interested parties conduct an informed review during the written comment period that will extend until late March, and to hear any comments that meeting participants want to make at the meetings.  Members of the public may attend the afternoon advisory committee meeting, however, only comments from the advisory committee will be taken at this meeting.  The evening meetings are the general public’s opportunity to comment.

What Will Happen After These Meetings?
Interested parties may submit written comments on the draft plan up until March 26.  In late May, OPRD staff will hold a further round of meetings to discuss the draft plan and receive public comment.  The input received during the comment period will enable staff to prepare a draft plan for presenting to the State Parks Commission.  In Late July, staff will present the draft plan to the State Parks Commission, together with any recommended changes, and hear their comments.  All of these steps will occur before OPRD begins a more formal process that will lead to the eventual adoption of the comprehensive plan by OPRD and local approval.

Where Can I Review The Concepts?
On or about February 26, 2013, the draft concepts plan will be available for review at the following locations:

OPRD web site                http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PLANS/masterplans_draft.shtml
OPRD offices –  Salem    OPRD headquarters office in Salem (see address below), or
OPRD Park – Portland Nature Center, Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Portland

If you need your own copy of the draft plan concepts, you may request a copy by contacting OPRD.  See the contact information below.

What Is a State Park Comprehensive Plan?
A state park comprehensive plan guides the development and use of park facilities and the protection and management of important natural, cultural and scenic resources within the park boundaries.  The plan is a written and illustrated reference that describes the planning purpose and process, existing park facilities, expected future recreation demand, the suitability of the land for resource protection or recreational development, issues related to public use and management, the values, goals and strategies for future uses and management in the parks, and guidelines for the park resources.  The useful life of a park comprehensive plan is generally no longer than 15 years before it needs to be updated.

Questions or Comments?
Please direct questions or comments to Mark Davison, Planning Manager:

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301-0792

(Tel) 503.986.0744
(Fax) 503.986.0792                                                                         mark.davison@state.or.us