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.
Annual permits for Douglas County parks will now last 12 months from the date of purchase, Parks Director Rocky Houston announced this week. Previously, the permits had been available for a calendar year only, meaning permits purchased mid-year only lasted until Dec. 31.
The draft Parks Master Plan released last week continues the county’s plan to divvy up the parks into three categories — 16 active, 40 passive and 13 unclassified. That latter category represents undeveloped parks that might be sold in the future to fund improvements to other parks.