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Part of the pathway at Stewart Park and Riverfront Park is slated for improvements after the Roseburg City Council voted to award a construction contract at its meeting Monday night.

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The Douglas County Parks Department is piloting a new way to pay for daily parking fees at two county parks. River Forks and Amacher park visitors can now use smart phones to pay by credit card. The new payment plan will be available through the summer, and if it's successful pay-by-phone co…

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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.

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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.

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Roseburg partiers who stayed up for a midnight toast on New Year’s Eve might have felt like they were in a snow globe as snowflakes floated down from the sky.

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The Douglas County Parks Advisory Board was looking a bit more diverse Thursday morning, as two women appointed this week took their seats on the board.

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Several Douglas County Parks Advisory Board members continued to maintain Thursday that a single annual parks pass should be used for visitors of Mildred Kanipe Memorial and other county parks.

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The final revision of the Douglas County Parks Master Plan was released Thursday, and will be the subject of both a public hearing and a rally by opponents next week.

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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.

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At a meeting of the Douglas County Parks Advisory Board last week, board member Greg Logan leveled accusations that Douglas County commissioners were secretly hand-picking a replacement for him.