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Cottonwood Canyon State Park Experience Center Grand Opening

On September 18th, 2018, Cottonwood Canyon State Park hosted the grand opening celebration of the Cottonwood Canyon State Park Experience Center complex including presentations, a ribbon cutting, and tours of the new facilities. The 1,500-square foot Experience Center will serve as a classroom for outdoor education and a reservable event space. The complex also includes four cabins and a new restroom facility with showers.

“We are so excited to open these facilities to the public,” said Cottonwood Canyon Park Manager Iris Benson. “The Experience Center and cabins will truly enhance Oregon’s second-largest state park for the local community and all Oregonians.”

In attendance were Oregon State Parks current Director Lisa Sumption, past Oregon State Parks Director Tim Wood, Former Governors Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski, Gilliam County Commissioner Michael Weimar, Gilliam County Judge Steve Shaffer, Sherman County Judge Gary Thompson, Foundation staff and Board of Trustee members, local community partners, supporters and donors.

We would like to personally thank everyone involved in making the Cottonwood State Park Experience Center a reality – one which will prove to be a vital local and regional resource for outdoor learning, cultural and community events. Learn more about the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center Complex on our Current Initiatives page.