ORS 390.111¹
Creation of department
  • jurisdiction and authority

(1) The State Parks and Recreation Department is created. The department consists of the State Parks and Recreation Commission, the State Parks and Recreation Director and all other officers and employees of the department.

(2) Except as may be provided by an agreement to the contrary between the State Parks and Recreation Commission and the county, city or political subdivision thereof which exercised jurisdiction and authority over the park, ground or place prior to acquisition by the state, the department has complete jurisdiction and authority over all state parks, waysides and scenic, historic or state recreation areas, recreational grounds or places acquired by the state for scenic, historic, natural, cultural or recreational purposes except as otherwise provided by law.

(3) The department shall manage and control the utilization of the grounds included within the State Capitol State Park under ORS 276.053 (State Capitol State Park). [1989 c.904 §3; 2007 c.892 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 390—State and Local Parks; Recreation Programs; Scenic Waterways; Recreation Trails, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­390.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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