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Camping, Picnicking, Boating? What's in Orondo River Park's Future

by Suzanne Hartman | Nov 02, 2017

Community members and Orondo River Park users are invited to a meeting on Nov. 14 to talk about the future of the park on the Columbia River now that the Port of Douglas County has asked Chelan PUD to take full ownership and operation of the park that is located three miles upstream from Orondo.

Chelan PUD and the Port want to hear your thoughts about the future of the park at a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Orondo School District office, 100 Orondo School Rd.

Customer-owners and park users also are invited to take an online survey at chelanpud.org/orondo-park. Folks who complete the survey and leave us their contact information will be entered in a drawing to win a basket of cool camping and picnic items.

On Oct. 16, Port Executive Director Lisa Parks asked Chelan PUD  to take full ownership and operating responsibility for the park. The park, built by the port in 1972, has been a PUD recreation site since 1976 under terms of its license to operate Rocky Reach Dam. It is on both port and PUD property.

Under consideration are several options for the park’s future, including:

  • Full ownership and maintenance of the park stays with the Port
  • Chelan PUD owns and maintains the park for day-use only
  • Chelan PUD owns and maintains the park with camping
  • Chelan PUD owns the park and contracts for operation and maintenance

Please let us know what you think about the park’s future. Join us at the Nov. 14 meeting and take the online survey.
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