Thanksgiving morning Smith Rock State Park

The Dawn of a Smith Rock Master Plan

Didn’t get a chance to hear what was said at the first in a series of public meetings on the new Smith Rock State Park Master Plan?

Well here’s a link to the cliff notes from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 

SmithRockMasterPlanAssessmentsNOTE-the links are Word documents for the Redmond meetings.
If you prefer pdfs, here you go:

Redmond Advisory Committee Meeting Summary
Redmond Public Meeting Summary
Portland Public Meeting Summary

Not sure what the Master Plan is? Essentially it is the culmination of park assessments, surveys, and public comment sessions to determine how to best manage the park and its resources going forward. 

1991 was the last time the park had such a review and usage has sky rocketed since then. The plan is a “timeout” to assess the impacts on the park to date, future growth, and the way to balance visitation and preservation. 

You still have a little time to give your own feedback to the process in both the interactive map and this survey. But don’t take too long. You only have until February 24.


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