Social media commenting guidelines

We are proud to care for Oregon’s varied landscapes and rich cultural history. The department serves the state of Oregon through the properties and programs it oversees, and recognizes that Oregon’s resilience and beauty are strengthened by its diverse population. Oregon State Parks are public spaces, and as such are welcome to all. Accordingly, OPRD is committed to valuing and serving everyone and actively working to provide safe and equitable access to state parks and agency programs. To this end, the department will not tolerate racism, harassment, discrimination, or intimidation in any form.

Our social media accounts help us connect people with meaningful outdoor experiences. They are limited public forums for visitors and those interested in the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

We have accounts with:

Facebook: @oregonstateparks @OregonHeritage

Instagram: @oregonstateparks

X: @ORStateParks @OPRD_Wildlife @orscenicbikeway

YouTube channel


Oregon Heritage Exchange
Whale Watching Spoken Here

Our Commenting Guidelines

Posting of communication made through this account will not constitute legal or official notice to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) or its divisions, the state, or any official or employee of OPRD or the state for any purpose.

OPRD does not guarantee that the information contained in public comments is correct. OPRD is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from reliance on this information.

We welcome comments and participation in public commentary is at your own risk. You are fully responsible for your comments. This comment policy may be updated at any time to ensure that its continued application is consistent with relevant law and maintaining this forum as a safe place for discussion and education.

When engaging with OPRD on social media, you are subject to the Terms of Service (TOS) of the host site. We encourage you to review the host site’s TOS prior to engaging on social media accounts maintained by the state. If you decide to post content, please keep in mind that state social media accounts are used to engage with all members of the public. The state moderates discussion on social media to ensure that its forums are a safe place for discussion and education for everyone.

Communication that compliments, criticizes, or discusses the decisions, actions, and policies of the subject agency is permissible.

OPRD does not discriminate against any views, but we reserve the right to remove or hide any of the following:

  • Comments that discriminate against a group of persons distinguished by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, or any other class protected by law.
  • Comments that defame which are false statements that are assertion of fact that cause damage to the reputation of another. This does not include opinions.
  • Comments that threaten (a stated intent to inflict harm or loss on another) any person or organization.
  • Comments that are off-topic from the post or from the identified purpose of the forum.
  • Comments that suggest or promote illegal activity (such as attempting to commit a crime, committing a crime, or encouraging others to commit a crime).
  • Comments that promote or oppose any person campaigning for election to a political office or that promote or oppose any ballot measure.
  • Comments or posts that violate a legal ownership interest of any other party (i.e. copyright or trademark infringement).
  • Solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, business, or commercial entity.
  • Comments that disclose information which OPRD is required to keep confidential by law or administrative rule or that may compromise the safety or security of the state, including state employees.
  • Content that includes sensitive personal identifying information, including, but not limited to social security numbers, financial account numbers, or driver’s license numbers.
  • Spam (advertisements, content that links to external sites, or images).
  • Links to malware.

Revised August 2023