There have been several requests for access to the survey data from the 2016 Visitor Survey at Smith Rock State Park. Please click on the link for the full report.
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.
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.
OPRD has scheduled the following dates and times for the first round of public meetings for Smith Rock Master Planning. We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings!
You can find the most updated meeting information on the Public Meetings page
Meeting I. Public Comment and Park Values
At our first meeting we will explain how the planning process will guide the vision and management of this park. More importantly, we will listen to local residents and park stakeholders to find out what they value about this incredible place.
Tuesday January 17, 2017
Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center – East Lake Room, Middle Sister Conference Hall
- 1-4 PM Advisory Committee*
- 6-8 PM Public Meeting
*The public may attend the Advisory Committee meeting however, only comments from the committee will be taken at this meeting.
Tuesday January 24, 2017
REI Portland – Community Room
- 6-8 PM Public Meeting
Parking is available in the REI Parking Garage, entrance on NW Johnson
Welcome to the Smith Rock Master Planning web page. Over the next year OPRD will be using this site to publish Master Planning updates, public meeting information, and other resources related to our current Master Plan Update for Smith Rock State Park. This current planning process will update the 1991 Smith Rock Master Plan to guide recreation, park development, and resource management at the park for the coming decades.
We encourage you to sign up to receive email updates on the right hand side of the page to stay informed about the planning process. You can also contact us directly to be added to the park plan email and mailing lists.
The first phase of the planning process is an assessment of the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources at Smith Rock. The second phase will focus on gathering public input and identifying strategies for park development and long term management. We are currently wrapping up the assessment phase and are beginning public involvement efforts for phase two of the process.
We will hold three advisory committee meetings over the next year to year and a half. Visit this page for the current public meeting schedule.
In the coming weeks we will be publishing more information on the planning schedule, park surveys, and more. Stay posted….