Concord Property & Library Planning Task Force

Currently Seeking Members

In March of 2018, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District took ownership of Concord Elementary School to revitalize the property for public use, including the potential for a community center, park and NCPRD’s administration offices. The acquisition of the Concord School property, at 3811 SE Concord Road, was part of a Strategic Partnership with the North Clackamas School District.

Clackamas County is in the early stages of planning for two new libraries in the North Clackamas area: one in Gladstone and one in Oak Lodge. As part of this planning process, the County is exploring location options within the community, including the Concord School property.

Clackamas County and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District are currently seeking applications from community members to join the Concord Property and Library Planning Task Force. The 15-member group will assist staff and advise the NCPRD Board of Directors on the best future use of the Concord School property. Meetings will take place quarterly at a minimum with the option to meet more frequently to meet project needs.

Applications are due Monday, August 13, 2018. To apply, click here.

Member duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Assessing the feasibility of the Concord School property as a location for a library to serve the Oak Lodge library service area;
  • Assessing recreational and other needs of the surrounding community;
  • Assessing office space requirements for NCPRD administration;
  • Assessing existing building conditions at the Concord School property;
  • Working with consultants as necessary;
  • Assisting in the review of financial estimates and forecasts;
  • Making recommendations on the feasibility of using the Concord School property for specific purposes;
  • Advise on the creation of a master plan;
  • Serve as community liaisons during any eventual construction; and,

We encourage everyone in the community to apply, especially those with backgrounds or expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Architecture, construction, or development
  • Park planning and/or landscape architecture
  • Historic preservation
  • Accessible design
  • League sports
  • Needs and interests of adults/seniors
  • Early childhood recreation and health
  • Outdoors, open spaces, and natural areas
  • Public finance
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Arts


Application form and instructions are at:

Applications are due Monday, August 13, 2018.

Questions? Contact: