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.
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
Supporting Cape Blanco and Port Orford Heads state parks
Friends of Cape Meares*
P.O. Box 262, Netarts, OR 97143
Supporting Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
Friends of Collier Park & Logging Museum*
350 Spring St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Supporting Collier Memorial State Park
Friends of Old Fort Stevens*
33168 Patriott Way, Warrenton, OR 97146
Supporting Fort Stevens State Park
Friends of Shore Acres*
P.O. Box 1172, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Supporting Shore Acres State Park
Friends of Silver Falls*
20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE, Sublimity, OR 97385
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
Supporting Stub Stewart State Park and Banks Vernonia State Trail
Friends of Tryon Creek State Park*
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219
Supporting Tryon Creek State Park
Friends of Vista House*
P.O. Box 204, Corbett, OR 97019
Supporting Crown Point State Scenic Corridor