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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Forest Park Management Initiatives

 

Partnership with Forest Park Conservancy
The Forest Park Conservancy is a tireless advocate for the park and provides thousands of hours of volunteer labor. The partnership agreement, completed and approved by Portland City Council in July 2010, clearly defines the legal relationship between PP&R and the Conservancy, streamlines the development of the yearly work plan, and clarifies the roles of the two organizations in ongoing advocacy efforts.

Desired Future Condition
A critical aspect of the 1995 Forest Park Natural Resources Management Plan, the Desired Future Condition (DFC) and Forest Park Ecological Prescriptions will provide targets for ecological conditions that will be used to build yearly work plans and long-term action plans.

Security and Safety
Portlanders are calling for better management and enforcement of park rules. Issues with camping, off-leash dogs, illegal trails, and other activities require the attention of a full-time staff member with enforcement capability. A park ranger has been dedicated to Forest Park.

Recreation Survey
PP&R worked with Portland State University's Survey Research Lab to complete a Forest Park Recreation Survey. The survey provides objective data about use within the park to help the bureau better manage the increasing recreational demands on the park with baseline data on the intensity of use, preferences, quality of existing park features, and demographics of typical park users.

Budget Planning and Funding Sources
The Portland City Club, as a whole, voted to support the Forest Park Study Committee report and establish an advocacy committee. To help inform their advocacy work, Commissioner Fish appointed a Study Committee member to the FY 2011/12 PP&R Budget Advisory Committee.


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