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State Parks Centennial Celebration

June 4 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

A hundred years ago, state parks were barely an idea in Oregon, little more than patches of roadside greenery. A 5-acre donation in 1922 — setting aside a special place for everyone — became Oregon’s first official state park. Today, the state park system comprises 254 park properties and more than 100,000 acres.

A community picnic at Oregon’s first state park, Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site in Monmouth, is set for State Parks Day June 4, 2022. Come witness a centennial dedication, enjoy a classic car show, and see exhibits and demos. Get details.