Tuesday, May 9, 2017

OPRD invites public to weigh in on future of Lincoln County state parks

OPRD INVITES PUBLIC TO WEIGH IN ON FUTURE OF LINCOLN COUNTY STATE PARKS


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 9th, 2017 12:00 PM
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will hold two public meetings in May to present the final draft master plan for state parks in Lincoln County, including South Beach and Beverly Beach. The plan guides future development, recreational use and resource management for the next 20-25 years.

The final draft plan culminates two years of work spent analyzing existing conditions and needs at 26 parks and waysides comprising the Beverly Beach and South Beach Management Units. Highlights include:

>> Expanding camping at South Beach State Park.

>>Adding a new disc golf course, parking and trails at the South Jetty Day-use Area at South Beach State Park.

>> Adding pedestrian connections and trail improvements at Yaquina Bay State Park and Beverly Beach State Park.

>>Adding a new campground and making day use improvements at Fogarty Creek State Park.

>> Updating the parking lot and adding a new reservable picnic shelter at Beachside State Park.

>> Accessibility improvements at many of the parks.

The meetings will be held:
>>Wednesday, May 24 at the meeting yurt at Beverly Beach State Park, located on Hwy 101 five miles north of Newport. Public comment will be taken at the public meeting, from 5-7 p.m. The public meeting follows an advisory committee meeting from 1-3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the advisory committee meeting; however, only comments from the advisory committee will be heard.

>> Wednesday, May 31, 5-7 p.m., in the Rose Room at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.

Services, programs and activities of OPRD 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.

For more information about these meetings or about the draft master plan, contact Ian Matthews, Park Planner, at 503.986.0744 or ian.matthews@oregon.gov.
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