2015 ORS 195.120¹
Rules and planning goal amendments for parks required
  • allowable uses
  • application of certain land use laws

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that Oregon’s parks are special places and the protection of parks for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations is a matter of statewide concern.

(2) The Land Conservation and Development Commission, in cooperation with the State Parks and Recreation Commission and representatives of local government, shall adopt rules and land use planning goal amendments as necessary to provide for:

(a) Allowable uses in state and local parks that have adopted master plans;

(b) Local government planning necessary to implement state park master plans; and

(c) Coordination and dispute resolution among state and local agencies regarding planning and activities in state parks.

(3) Rules and goal amendments adopted under subsection (2) of this section shall provide for the following uses in state parks:

(a) Campgrounds, day use areas and supporting infrastructure, amenities and accessory visitor service facilities designed to meet the needs of park visitors;

(b) Recreational trails and boating facilities;

(c) Facilities supporting resource-interpretive and educational activities for park visitors;

(d) Park maintenance workshops, staff support facilities and administrative offices;

(e) Uses that directly support resource-based outdoor recreation; and

(f) Other park uses adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission.

(4) A local government shall not be required to adopt an exception under ORS 197.732 (Goal exceptions) from a land use planning goal protecting agriculture or forestry resources to authorize a use identified by rule of the Land Conservation and Development Commission under this section in a state or local park.

(5) A local government shall comply with the provisions of ORS 215.296 (Standards for approval of certain uses in exclusive farm use zones) for all uses and activities proposed in or adjacent to an exclusive farm use zone described in the state or local master plan as adopted by the local government and made a part of its comprehensive plan and land use regulation. [1997 c.604 §3]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 195—Local Government Planning Coordination, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors195.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.