Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Public input will be accepted next week

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of Tryon Creek will hold a public meeting to discuss a plan guiding the future development of Tryon Creek State Natural Area, a 645-acre park by Lake Oswego, just south of Portland.

The draft comprehensive plan is a document outlining the development and use of the park’s facilities and natural resources. The idea is to protect the natural area’s cultural and scenic values by comparing the existing infrastructure to likely demands for recreation on the site and developing strategies to deal with those demands in the future.

Each state park is supposed to update its comprehensive plan every 15 or so years, according to the state.

At the upcoming meeting, state parks staff members will give an overview of the Tryon Creek plan’s key priorities, including landscape restoration, trail realignments and updates to the nature center.

Public comments will be accepted on proposed new features such as environmental education programs, natural play areas and improved picnic areas.

The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. The public is also welcome to observe the park’s advisory committee meeting earlier that day, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Comments and concerns can also be submitted in writing until March 26 to Mark Davison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 725 Summer St. NE, suite C, Salem, OR 97301.

To view draft plans, visit

An additional round of meetings is planned for May, and a final draft of the Tryon Creek plan will likely be ready by the summer.

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