Fee Waived At Oregon State Parks


Oregon State Parks invites everyone to play for free on November 24th to celebrate ‘Green Friday.’ The agency will waive day-use parking fees in 26 Oregon State Parks the day after Thanksgiving. “We started this tradition three years ago to encourage people to opt outside,” said OPRD director Lisa Sumption. “Why not get some fresh air with your family and create a new holiday tradition?”
 
To help celebrate, the nonprofit Oregon State Parks Foundation is offering free hot drinks and snacks at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Fort Stevens State Park, Rooster Rock State Park, Silver Falls State Park and Cape Blanco State Park. Donated refreshments will be served by volunteers from the local Friends Groups. Parking is free year-round at almost all state parks; the waiver applies to the 26 parks that charge $5 daily for parking. The waiver applies from open to close on November 25th, except at Shore Acres State Park, where it expires at 3pm for the Holiday Lights event that runs Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.
 

This entry was posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 and is filed under Local News, State News.