The goal of our Ticket2Ride program is to help 3rd through 5th-grade students in Title I schools access Oregon’s parks for experiential learning. One of the greatest barriers preventing access to our parks is the cost and funding for transportation. At no charge, Oregon parks are able to support and enhance learning for hundreds of students each year. They have accessible locations available to offer inspirational and effective learning experiences. The schools simply need to be able to get the students to the parks.

Ticket2Ride grants are awarded based on the following criteria

  • School/student financial need; the program is for Title I schools that have at least 50% of the student population qualifying for the free or reduced lunch program.
  • Educational goals for the park trip are identified.
  • The desired park is identified and the park manager has verified availability for the proposed date.

Note: Teachers should first contact the Park Manager to agree on a park location before submitting an application. Submission of an application does not guarantee that the park will be able to accommodate all requests.

Determining Park & Field Trip Dates

Teachers need to schedule their park visit with the park managers providing date options for the desired park to visit.

Application Timeline

September and October trips

Applications will be accepted from May 1 to September 15 prior to the September/October trips.
Applications will be reviewed and awards will be announced at the end of September.

April and May trips

Applications will be accepted from November 1 to March 15 prior to the April/May trips.
Applications will be reviewed and awards will be announced at the end of March.

How to Submit an Application

Ticket2Ride Application

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