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Public meeting set May 20 on Pilot Butte master plan

BEND, Ore. - The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will share draft recommendations for updating the Master Plan for Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Pilot Butte Middle School cafeteria, 1501 NE Neff Road, Bend. The meeting is open to the public.

At the meeting, OPRD staff will present an overview of the master plan update process and their draft recommendations for the Pilot Butte Master Plan update. Attending members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft recommendations.  

The draft recommendations are the result of seven months of outreach and planning by OPRD. The agency has incorporated feedback from prior public meetings, online surveys and a stakeholder advisory committee.

“Feedback from our neighbors is an important part of the master plan update process,” said Rachel Hill, OPRD park planner. “We’re excited to share our proposals for Pilot Butte’s future with Bend-area residents and hear their thoughts.” 

Hill says the final draft plan is expected to be completed this fall, when it will be shared with the public and submitted to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission for final approval.

A park master plan guides the development and use of park facilities. It also provides guidelines for the protection and management of important natural, cultural and scenic resources within the park. Master plans are on a 20-year update cycle; the Pilot Butte Master Plan was last updated in 1995.

Learn more about the Master Plan at https://pilotbuttemasterplan.com/.

Individuals that require special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Rachel Hill, park planner, at least three days in advance: 503-947-8616 or Rachel.Hill@oregon.gov.


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