We believe recreation to be one of the fundamental factors contributing to a happy, well-balanced life. We feel that all the people of the State should have the opportunity to experience a variety of significant, purposeful recreation activities. It is essential that adequate provision be made for recreation areas, facilities and programs that satisfy the leisure time needs of the people and contribute to the refreshment of BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.
The Oregon Parks Association has recently developed the Gary A. Ward Grant and Education Scholarship Program. This program allows OPA members, whose budgets do not always allow them to attend needed training opportunities, a chance at getting a scholarship. The deadline for applying for the program is July 1st. Scholarships will be awarded at the annual conference in September and the funds made available for use next year.
Final Report: Deferred Maintenance in Oregon’s County Parks.
– Download the Executive Brief
– Download the full report