Responding to complaints that North Douglas County residents were being unfairly charged for access to Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park near Oakland, the Douglas County Parks Department canceled both annual passes and day parking fees at the park. The department announced its decision Friday afternoon.
Southern Oregon University business students and the Douglas County Parks Department are teaming up to survey the people who use Douglas County’s parks.
The Douglas County Parks Advisory Board gave the nod Thursday to a $1.7 million parks budget and a $1 million parks capital projects budget.
People who visit Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park often enough to want an annual pass face a dilemma. If they also frequently visit other Douglas County parks, they have to buy two $30 passes — one for Kanipe and one for the rest of the parks.
Bearing signs saying “Remember Busenbark,” and “A Clearcut is Not a Park,” about two dozen demonstrators lined up on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn in Roseburg Tuesday.
OAKLAND — Trails for equestrians and cyclists will remain open this winter at Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park. Usually, they’re closed from Nov. 1 until springtime, in hopes of reducing impacts to the trails and risks to users due to slips and falls as the trails become muddy.