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Park district lays out plans

Scott Baker, executive director of the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Districts presents future plans for district parks to The Dalles City council.

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Scott Baker, executive director of the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Districts presents future plans for district parks to The Dalles City council.



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City Park, located at 5th and Union Streets, would have a new entrance and other facilities under a proposed park master plan. Features shown are a stage (#7); restroom (#4); traditional play area (#1); picnic shelter (#6); and Farmer’s Market shelter (#5). Offstreet parking and a new entrance are also part of the new layout.

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The Master Plan for Riverfront Park includes a number of features: A traditional playground (#1); Three picnic shelters (#2); two restrooms (#3); an amphitheater (#4); a boardwalk and dock (#6); a paddlecraft launch (#7) and an RV Park (#8). A camp host is located at the far left of the map.

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The Master plan for the 14th St. Reservoir includes: a lawn area (#1); off-street parking area (#2); a restroom (#3); pickleball courts (#4); and two fenced dog areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs(#5). The property is currently undeveloped as a park.

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The Master plan for Thompson Park includes a pump track around the skatepark (#5); a traditional play area (#2); parking improvements (#3); six pickleball courts (#4); a mini golf course (#6); a bike skills area (#7); and a multi use path along Mill Creek (#8). Terraced seating would face across the pickleball courts to a movie screen. A maintenance yard will be established at the south end of the park. The yard is currently at the 14th St. Reservoir property.

What should parks in The Dalles look like in 20 years? The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District (NWCPRD) gave an overview of the possibilities as they presented an early draft of their new master plan to The Dalles City Council Nov...

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