Parks & Buildings Department
The Parks & Buildings Department is responsible for managing county park facilities, monitoring the landfill for groundwater contaminates, and general maintenance for all county buildings.  The department currently manages six park areas, two campgrounds, and seven building complexes.

If you are planning to stay at a county campground, please review the recent policy changes listed below and that campground's webpage for park details and applicable camping fees.
 

 
Staff Directory

 Mikel S. Diwan, Public Works Director

 Shane Losee, Parks & Buildings Supervisor

 Cory VanSickle, Parks Technician

 Nate Lain, Building Maintenance


LATEST NEWS: 

  

November 3, 2017

Toll Bridge Park and Tucker Park are now closed and will reopen next year on May 1st.  Please note that this is one month later than usual as our camping season has changed.  However, due to construction opening day may be delayed so please check back periodically for updates.  Also, please be advised we will not be accepting reservations for Toll Bridge Park until all construction is complete, currently scheduled for April 30th.  Thank you; we hope you enjoyed the 2017 camping season.


October 5, 2017 - Fire Restrictions Lifted


Recreational and open fuel fires are being permitted at Toll Bridge Park and Tucker Park for the remainder of the season.  Be advised that rules requiring fires to be confined to camp stoves, fireplaces and other designated areas still apply.  Thank you.



October 2, 2017 - Reservations Closed


Be advised that reservations are no longer being accepted for Toll Bridge Park for the rest of the 2017 season.  All sites not already reserved will be available during October on a FCFS basis only.  The parks will close October 31, 2017 and reopen May 1, 2018.  A date for accepting Toll Bridge Park reservations for the 2018 season has not been determined yet.  Thank you.


September 28, 2017 -
Fire Restrictions

Please be advised that all fire restrictions will still be in effect through the coming weekend until at least October 2nd.  Please check back next week for any updates.  Thank you.

 

September 8, 2017 - Reservation Refunds

Due to concerns for safety regarding the Eagle Creek fire, the Parks & Building Department is waiving the requirement that cancellations for Toll Bridge Park must be made at least ten (10) days before the scheduled arrival date to qualify for a refund.  The waiver only applies to reservations with an arrival date before September 18th.  If you have a reservation with an arrival date on or after September 18th, please call or email any cancellations at least ten (10) days in advance to receive a refund.  Non-refundable reservation and service fee policies still apply.  Thank you.

  

September 5, 2017 - Fire Restrictions

Please be advised that all fire restrictions are still in effect until further notice.  If you plan to visit a Hood River County park, please check local news sources for accessibility and air quality conditions as wildfires continue through the area.  Thank you.

 

 August 14, 2017

Please be advised that all fire restrictions are still in effect until further notice.  Thank you.

 

July 14, 2017

A fire-ban is in effect at all Hood River County parks.  This includes cooking fires using wood, charcoal briquettes or any other open fuels in park fire rings and personal equipment. This applies to all sites including picnic shelters. Gas cooking stoves or other valve-controlled units are still permitted at this time.


July 12, 2017

Be advised that the Full Hook-Up Loop at Toll Bridge Park will be closed for repairs after Labor Day, September 4, 2017 and will not available for reservations or walk-in guests.  The RV dump station will also not be available after September 4, 2017 on a permanent basis.  If planning a stay at Toll Bridge Park after that time please make other arrangements to dispose of your RV waste properly.


June 14, 2017

Be aware we have recently been experiencing phone outages but have resolved the issue.  If you need to contact Toll Bridge Park regarding a reservation, please leave a message with our new service at (541) 352-5522 or email tollbridgepark@co.hood-river.or.us.

 

June 13, 2017

Please be advised of the following policies when making reservations for Toll Bridge Park or if staying at either Toll Bridge or Tucker Park on a walk-in basis:

 *  There is a seven (7) day stay limit for all sites.

*  Camping fees have changed for the 2017 season.

*  Site occupancy limits are being enforced.

*  Reservations for Toll Bridge Park need to be made
    online and cannot be accepted by phone or email.


*  Reservations must be made at least two weeks in
    advance.

*  Cancellations must be made at least 10 days in
    advance to qualify for a refund.

*  Reservation, refund, and cancellation policies have
    changed.  Please see the Park Reservations page
    for details.

*  The RV dump station at Toll Bridge Park will not
    be available after Labor Day, 2017.

 *  The sale of alcohol at a county park is strictly
    prohibited.

 


NOTICE: Oregon law (ORS 105.682, et seq.) provides the owner of land is not liable in contract or tort for injury, death or property damage that arises out of use of the land for recreational purposes (known as "recreational use immunity"). That immunity from liability does not apply if the owner makes a charge for permission to use the land. Fees charged for a particular use in this park, such as camping, do not apply to other uses of the park, or to your ability to enter other areas of the park. Therefore, Hood River County is not liable for injuries, death or property damage arising out of any use of this park for recreational purposes when no specific charge has been made for that use or for the right to enter that part of the property.


 

Last updated Friday, November 3, 2017 9:47:11 AM
 
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