Recreation Planning

Recreation Recommendations are Ready for YOUR Review!

The OSU College Forests Recreation Collaborative Recommendations Report is ready for public review.  This report represents many hours of hard work from visitors to the College Forests in focus groups and Collaborative meetings.  

Beginning in spring of 2013, the OSU College Forests conducted focus groups with recreation users with the help of researchers Elspeth Gustavson and Christine Olsen. These focus groups provided insightful and valuable input regarding issues and potential solutions on the College Forests. The College Forests Recreation Collaborative was then formed to take the input from the focus groups and turn it into well-articulated recommendations from the public regarding the future of the recreation program. This document represents the work of 9 separate meetings with visitors, as well as input from many other community members who provided written comments.

Between now and August 8th, members of the community are asked to comment on these recommendations with ideas that add to the topics described and bring forward any issues or solutions that were missed in our public engagement process so far. The College Forests’ staff and administrators seek public feedback so that final plans will provide recreation opportunities that meet community needs.  This document, along with your constructive feedback, will provide direction for College Forests’ staff to draft a near and long term strategic plan for the recreation program. This plan will be made available first to the Recreation Collaborative, and then the larger community of recreation visitors for review in 2015.

Please review the Recreation Collaborative Recommendations and let us know what you think!

For more information about this project, contact:

Elspeth Gustavson

Community Engaged Recreation Planning on College Forests: An Oregon case  study
Elspeth A. Gustavson, Christine S. Olsen (Principal Investigator), & Ryan N.K. Brown