Social media commenting guidelines

Our social media accounts are family friendly and 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

Twitter: @ORStateParks @OPRD_Wildlife @orscenicbikeway

YouTube channel


Oregon Heritage Exchange
Whale Watching Spoken Here

Our Commenting Guidelines

Comments and posts may:

  • Compliment, criticize, question or discuss Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) decisions and actions.
  • Contribute to the normal flow of debate.
  • Contain links to other websites related to Oregon recreation.

We will remove comments and posts that:

  • Contain personal attacks or vulgar, abusive, offensive, threatening or harassing language.
  • Promote, foster or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
  • Attempt to spread false information or are unrelated to the OPRD mission.
  • Promote or advertise a person or a business or commercial transaction.
  • Contain links to sexual content or contain sexual content including photos and memes
  • Contain political statements in support of or opposed to legislation, ballot measures, or candidates campaigning for election.
  • Disclose information that the agency and its employees are required to keep confidential by law or administrative rule.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department doesn't guarantee or warrant that any information contained in citizen comments is correct; OPRD disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any reliance on such information. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.

Published comments do not represent the views of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department or the State of Oregon and are considered public information subject to monitoring, moderation or disclosure to third parties.

Communications made through social media will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department or an official or employee of the state of Oregon for any purpose.

These guidelines are subject to modification at any time.

January 2019