Explore Our Roots

Voters approved the formation of the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District in 1990 because they saw the need for greater parks and recreation services in the north end of the county. Following a grassroots organization by the people of the north county, voters approved the district by a 53- to 47- percent margin, and 54 cents of every $1,000 would be set aside for parks in the community. Furthermore, the District took on maintenance of the existing Milwaukie park properties and began construction of the North Clackamas Aquatic Park.

Soon thereafter, a citizen task force assisted by Clackamas County planners developed the first District Master Plan. The Master Plan was updated and adopted in 2004 to reflect changes within the District. It guides North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District in providing parks and recreation facilities, programs and services to its residents.

Headquartered in the Clackamas County Development Services Building in Oregon City, NCPRD is managed by a staff of more than 30 with a nine-member volunteer District Advisory Board of citizens from throughout the district. The NCPRD Board of Directors is the five-member Board of County Commissioners. As a county service district, NCPRD has its own taxing authority.