Smith Rock – Open House Materials

To provide an opportunity for public, stakeholders, and agency partners throughout the state to provide feedback, materials from the public open houses are available here. The Advisory Committee presentation on October 3rd is also shared for reference.

Your feedback is important to us. Public comment is available via this site through November 30th. You may contact OPRD’s project manager, Robin Wilcox ( or 503-986-0743 any time with questions or concerns.

Thank you to those who were able to join us in Portland (October 22nd) or Redmond (October 24th). Your comments are being reviewed by the planning team. Stay tuned to this site for updates.

Open House

Smith Rock Concept Plan

Open House Materials – DOWNLOAD

Advisory Committee Presentation

Please Note: Based on feedback received from the Advisory Committee, changes to the size of the new trail head at Wilcox/17th were made prior to the public open houses.

Advisory 3 Presentation

Smith Rock_Advisory Committee Presentation – DOWNLOAD


Smith Rock Public Meeting 3: Draft Development Concept and Management

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has scheduled the next round of public input for the Smith Rock Master Plan Update.


OPRD feels it is important to hear your thoughts before confirming the preferred development concept plan and management plan items that will become park of the Smith Rock Master Plan Update. This comes in advance of preparing a Draft Master Plan for public review (late spring 2019). All of the information shared will be available the entire time, so please feel welcome to come at a time that works best for you. For those who can not attend in person, materials will be available online October 25th, and public comment is welcome through November 30th via website or directly with OPRD’s project manager (

Monday, October 22nd
Location: Taborspace – Copeland Commons Room
5441 SE Belmont Street

Wednesday, October 24th
Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center – South Sister Main Hall
3800 SE Airport Way

**Services, programs, and activities of OPRD are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); if accommodations are needed, please call 503-986-0743 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.**

Advisory Committee Meeting – The Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals and agency/organization appointees who represent a diverse range of park interests. The general public can attend the Advisory Committee meeting, however, no public comments will be heard at this meeting.

October 3rd, 10am – 1pm
Bend Park and Recreation District – Riverbend Community Room
799 SW Columbia Street


Smith Rock Public Meeting 2: Meeting Summaries

The public meetings were both well attended with great feedback.  Please click on the following links for summaries of the meeting discussions, small group break out sessions, and a map featuring digital post-its of the comments we received on the large printed maps in the meetings.  Remember we are still accepting comments.

Thanks again for your attendance and participation. We look forward to seeing you at additional public meetings.

Bend Public Meeting 2 : 2017-10-24

Redmond Advisory Committee Meeting 2: 2017-10-25 

Redmond Neighbor Meeting 2: 2017-10-25

Small Group Comments: 2017-10-24 and 25

Smith Rock Supplemental Comments: 2017-10-24 and 25

Map of Public Meeting Post-it Comments

Smith Rock Public Meeting 2

Cover slideSmith Rock Public Meeting 2 Presentation

Thank you to all who attended the public meetings hosted in Bend and Redmond last week.  Each meeting was very well attended and OPRD staff took note of the multitude of ideas, concerns and comments that were received.  It was evident how many consider Smith Rock a special gem as they expressed their passion for the park.

A link to the slides presented at the meetings is located just above this summary. The concepts presented at the meetings and associated assessment files are located under the tab ‘plan materials.’ The current comment period will remain open until November 25th.  Please feel free to contact the lead planner on the project via phone or email as listed below:

Julia Cogger


Thanks again for your participation!

Smith Rock Master Plan: Public Meeting II

OPRD has scheduled the following dates and times for the next round of public meetings for the Smith Rock Master Plan.


Bend Meeting
October 24th, 2017
Location: Bend Park & Recreation Dist.
Riverbend Community Room
799 SW Columbia St, Bend, 97701

Redmond Neighborhood Meeting
October 25th, 2017
Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center; South Sister Main Hall
3800 SE Airport Way, Redmond, 97756

Advisory Committee Meeting

The Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals, agency and organization appointees who represent a diverse range of interests.

The general public can attend the Advisory Committee meeting, however, only comments from the Advisory Committee will be heard at this meeting.

October 25th, 2017, 1:30-4:30 PM
Deschutes County Fair & Expo; South Sister Main Hall; 3800 SE Airport Way, Redmond

Please follow the link for the formal newsletter:

Public Meeting Newsletter Announcement

Public Meeting I Summary


Thank you to those that attended our first round of planning meetings. Many attendees voiced their ideas, park values, and concerns.

If you did not have a chance to attend the meetings please feel free to fill out an online survey. Thanks again for your participation and please check back or subscribe to out mailing list as we will be hosting the next round of public meetings sometime this summer.

Please view the links below for summaries of each meeting.

Redmond Public Meeting_January 17th

Redmond Advisory Committee Meeting_ January 17th

Portland Public Meeting_January 24th


Public Meeting I Slides

Thank you to all who attended the advisory committee, Redmond and Portland public meetings. There was an excellent showing of interested parties eager to contribute.

If you were unable to attend the first public meeting and would like to leave a comment please fill out an online survey located here: Survey  We will continue to collect comments until February 24th, 2017.

Please check back soon as we will be posting the date for the next public meeting along with an updated advisory committee member list and interactive mapping survey.  We appreciate the many online surveys and public comments we have received thus far and are eager to have continued involvement as the master plan process progresses.