MEHAMA, OR – Marion County parks staff has announced that North Fork Park will open for the season on Saturday, July 1. The park's opening has been delayed while work crews expanded and paved the parking lot. Russ Dilley, parks coordinator, said "North Fork Park is one of our most popular parks in the North Fork Corridor and we're happy to be able to open it for the July 4 weekend with enhanced parking for parkgoers." He added, "There is now a $5 daily parking fee at all county parks in the North Fork Corridor and for roadside parking along North Fork Road." Fee stations are located in Bear Creek, North Fork and Salmon Falls parks and along North Fork Road, and $30 annual parking passes are also available to purchase at Marion County Public Works.
Other Marion County parks along the North Fork of the Santiam River that have already opened for the season include Bear Creek and Salmon Falls parks.
For more information, contact Russ Dilley, parks coordinator, at (503) 588-5036 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.