Updated Comprehensive Plans


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


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


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


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 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


Public Meeting 1/18: Tryon Creek, Wapato, Willamette Stone, Coalca

Public Meetings Notice for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for parks in the Tryon Creek Management Unit, which include Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Wapato State Greenway on Sauvie Island, Willamette Stone State Heritage Site, and Coalco State Greenway just south of Oregon City.

Public meetings have been scheduled to continue working through the OPRD Comprehensive Park Plan process.  The plan will include detailed resource and recreation assessments, issues scoping, resource stewardship initiatives, and proposed future park management and potential recreation improvements.

The public meetings will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 5-7 p.m., in the Tryon Creek Nature Center, at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR.  Public comments will be taken at this meeting.  Please send written comments to Mark Davison at 725 Summer St. N.E., Suite C, Salem, OR 97301, or mark.davison@state.or.us.

There will be a Stakeholders Group meeting in the same location from 2-4 p.m. and will be open to the public.  However, during this meeting comments will only be accepted from the Stakeholders group.

The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If accommodations are needed, please call 503-986-0744 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.