Second Meeting of Parks Budget Committee for Fiscal Year 2016-17

This notice of is for the Budget Committee of the Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District, Wasco County, State of Oregon, shall convene two (2) meetings for the purposes of (1) to receive the District’s budget message and the budget document, and (2) to provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions about and comment on the budget document for the fiscal year July, 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.


The first meeting of the Budget Committee was held on April 6, 2016 at 5:30 PM at NWPCPRD 602 W 2nd Street, The Dalles, Oregon.  At the first meeting, the Budget Committee received the budget and budget message.  


The Budget Committee shall provide public comment opportunity at the second meeting scheduled for April 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM at NWCPRD 602 W 2nd Street, The Dalles.  The purpose of this budget committee meeting is to review the financial reports from 2015-2016 budget year and review the proposed District budget document for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, and invite public comment for any person that may want to ask questions about and comment on the budget document at that time.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place and public input is welcome.

For more information on the budget process, please see our finance page.

Parks District Budget Meeting Notification

This notice of is for the Budget Committee of the Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District, Wasco County, State of Oregon, shall convene two (2) meetings for the purposes of (1) to receive the District’s budget message and the budget document, and (2) to provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions about and comment on the budget document for the fiscal year July, 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.


The first meeting of the Budget Committee will be held on April 6, 2016 at 5:30 PM at NWPCPRD 602 W 2nd Street, The Dalles.  This first meeting will be held to receive the budget and budget message.  The public will not be provided the opportunity to comment at the first Budget Committee meeting.


The Budget Committee shall provide such an opportunity at the subsequent meeting scheduled for April 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM at NWCPRD 602 W 2nd Street, The Dalles.  The purpose of this budget committee meeting is review the financial reports from 2015-2016 budget year and review the proposed District budget document for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, and invite public comment for any person that may want to ask questions about and comment on the budget document at that time.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place and public input is welcome.

For more information on the budget process, please see our finance page.

Riverfront Trail Repair & Closure

Starting on Wednesday, July 1st, at 7am, Crestline Construction will begin repair work on a small portion of the Riverfront Trail. This work zone is located approximately ¼ mile west of the Home At Last animal shelter. Work on the 140 foot section is expected to take two days, with the repair work being completed in 1 day, followed by paving on Thursday, July 2nd.


Consequently, this section of the trail will be closed to users from 7am-6pm on Wednesday and until paving is completed on Thursday. The trail will be open with a gravel surface during non-working hours on Wednesday evening.


Trail users wanting access to the Discovery Center can do so via Taylor Lakes Road.
Questions regarding this project may be directed to Greg Jensen, Crestline Safety Director 541-288-6292.

 

Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center Grand Opening & Dedication Scheduled for June 20th at 1:00pm

Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District (NWCPRD) is proud to announce the dedication and grand opening of the Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center on Saturday, June 20th.  Festivities will commence at 1:00pm with opening remarks and ribbon cutting ceremony.  The grand opening is a family friendly event with music, food, family activities, and free swimming.  Festivities are planned from 1-4pm with swimming open to the public until 6pm.

General Contractor Triplett Wellman broke ground in October 2014 and is expected to be completed before the grand opening on June 20th.  Final inspections will occur the week of June 15th and the facility may open to the public a day or two before the 20th once final approval is received from the Oregon Health Authority.  “Parks District staff are eager to open the Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center to the public as soon as circumstances allow,” says NWCPRD Executive Director Phil Lewis.  Members of the community who wish to stay up to date on information related to the Aquatic Center are encouraged to follow their website and social media accounts.

Located at 602 West 2nd Street in The Dalles, the Aquatic Center replaced the crumbling Ted Walker Memorial Pool that was originally built in the 1930’s and was no longer structurally sound.  The new Aquatic Center will boast some highly anticipated additions.  Amenities of the project include a 50 meter 8-lane pool, 140 foot water slide, diving board, aqua climbing wall, on deck grass enclosure, family change rooms, 1,800 square foot splash pad, and second level Parks District offices. 

Construction of Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center was made possible through a general obligation bond measure passed by District voters.  Additional funds were contributed through City of The Dalles & Wasco County Enterprise Zone, Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency, and Oregon State Parks.