Partner with Us

Living history at Collier Memorial State Park
Be a park host mdi-shield-account
As representatives, hosts provide support for park guests, staff and our public lands. mdi-chevron-right
Apply to be a volunteer mdi-charity
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with Oregon State Parks. mdi-chevron-right

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes partnerships with community organizations, businesses, schools and civic groups. Together we strive to protect Oregon’s special places and create positive experiences for all our park visitors.

Adopt-a-Park

Individuals and groups can adopt a wayside, park, trail, disc golf course or other park area. As an official adopter, your group will work with the park manager to develop, maintain and enhance that park’s special features. We’ll recognize your service with a special sign on location.

If you are interested in pursuing this option, please complete an Adopt-a-Park interest form. And send it in to the park or location you are interested Adopting.

 

Be a Friend                                                      

Cooperative Associations—also known as Friends Groups—are nonprofit organizations that help individual parks by raising money, operating small stores or museums, conducting interpretive programs, planning special events and much more. These groups vary widely in size and membership, but all share a special commitment to their favorite park.

Friends also raise funds for park projects, historical renovations and building new park facilities. Each group's nonprofit status allow them to sell memberships, write grants, receive qualified donations and donated materials. 

To find out more about any group's volunteer opportunities and current projects, please contact them directly using the information provided below.


Current OPRD Cooperative Association Partners 
*Indicates partners operate an interpretive store at the park. 

Cape Blanco Heritage Society*
P.O. Box 1132, Port Orford, OR 97465
541-332-0521
Supporting Cape Blanco and Port Orford Heads state parks

 

Friends of Cape Meares*
P.O. Box 262, Netarts, OR 97143
503-986-0707
Supporting Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

 

Friends of Collier Park & Logging Museum*
350 Spring St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
friendsofcollierloggingmuseum@gmail.com
Supporting Collier Memorial State Park

 
Friends of Kam Wah Chung*
P.O. Box 663, John Day, OR 97845
541-575-2721
Supporting Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

 

Friends of Old Fort Stevens*
33168 Patriott Way, Warrenton, OR 97146
503-861-2000
Supporting Fort Stevens State Park

 

Friends of Shore Acres*
P.O. Box 1172, Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-756-5401
Supporting Shore Acres State Park

 

Friends of Silver Falls*
20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE, Sublimity, OR 97385
503-873-8735
Supporting Silver Falls State Park

 

Friends of Stub Stewart State Park and Banks -Vernonia Rails to Trails*
PO Box 664, Banks, OR 97106
503-324-0606 X 225
info@stubstewartfriends.org
Supporting Stub Stewart State Park and Banks Vernonia State Trail

 

Friends of the Sumpter Dredge*
P.O. Box 291, Sumpter, OR 97877
541-894-2472
Supporting the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area

 

Friends of Tryon Creek State Park*
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219
503-636-4398
Supporting Tryon Creek State Park

 

Friends of Vista House*
P.O. Box 204, Corbett, OR 97019
503-344-1368
Supporting Crown Point State Scenic Corridor

Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.