Parks & Open Space Master Plan

NEWS UPDATE: Applications for Master Plan Task Force Participants is now closed.  Stay tuned for information on the Task Force's first meeting.  Visit the Task Force web page for more information.

Through an ongoing effort, Lane County has been in the process of updating our Parks & Open Space Master Plan. A great deal of information was collected and presented in a August 2015 Draft Master Plan. Many residents and stakeholders provided valuable comments and insights on this preliminary draft. Building on this foundation of information, we are launching another phase in the planning process to involve residents, a project Task Force and other advisory groups in identifying best practices and the community’s vision and goals for the parks system.

August 2015 Draft

Our Promise to You

Efforts to refine the Master Plan are anticipated to continue until early fall 2017. This phase of the project is built around the following engagement goals:
  • We will keep residents informed and simplify opportunities for community involvement.
  • We will engage residents, Task Force members and County advisory groups and park users in Master Plan decision-making.
  • We will build on the community insights and information already collected.
  • We will assemble and communicate community priorities and use those priorities to guide Master Plan recommendations and our future vision for services.
  • We will work together to foster long term support for Lane County parks and open space by developing a Master Plan that is practical yet farsighted.

Would you like to be kept informed of the Master Plan process?
Consider signing up on the project mailing list and we will send
periodic updates and news about the process as it continues. 
Just click on the green button below to sign up.

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Get Involved!

With over 70 county parks, we’ll need your help to create a comprehensive park and open space system for all of Lane County. Please help us by getting involved.

Task Force
The County is creating a Task Force of engaged volunteers with interests in many different topics related to Lane County Parks.


Other opportunities to provide feedback will be coming:
We also are looking for residents who are knowledgeable about individual parks or have interests in specific issues. There will be several opportunities over the next year to share your insights:

  • An online questionnaire
  • Meetings
  • An online comment form
  • Open houses
  • A Draft Plan Review form
  • Public Hearings 

Check back for further announcements and links to online questionnaires or sign up on our mailing list by clicking on the green button above for regular updates. Please share this information with your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to get them involved as well!

Document Library

As the Parks Master Plan Task Force works, the reference materials they use will be posted on the link below. New information will be posted throughout the project.

Parks Master Plan Task Force Document Library

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments, please email us at