The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes dynamic partnerships with a variety of community organizations, businesses, schools and civic groups. Together we strive to make the most positive impact both on the people and places that make Oregon so remarkable. 

Some partnerships, such as those working under our Adopt-a-Park program, operate under a 1-year contract. Activities focused on park beautification, operations and minor maintenance bring neighbors together to achieve great results.  If you are interested in pursuing this option, please complete an Adopt-a-Park interest form.

Other partnerships are more formal, have their own Boards of Directors and operate under a 5-year agreement. These groups are known as our Cooperative Associations. Also known as "Friends Groups", each is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed by community members to help support the educational and interpretive services of the park. Currently, we enjoy relationships with fourteen Friends groups, each associated with a different park property.
No matter the size of the group or the park, each relies heavily on volunteer support in every area of service.  Friends support state parks by operating museums and interpretive stores and providing additional educational programs at the park. 

Friends also support parks by raising funds for park projects, historical renovations and building new park facilities.  Each group's nonprofit status allow them to sell memberships, write grants, receive qualified donations and donated materials. 

To find out more about any group's volunteer opportunities and current projects, please visit the group's individual website or contact them directly using the information provided below.

Current OPRD Cooperative Association Partners  * Interpretive Store operation at park

Cape Blanco Heritage Society*
P.O. Box1132                              
Port Orford, OR 97465         


Supporting Cape Blanco and  
Port Orford Heads State Parks

Friends of Old Fort Stevens*
33168 Patriott Way
Warrenton, OR 97146

503/ 861-2000

Supporting Fort Stevens State Park

Friends of Bates State Park
P.O. Box 115
Prairie City OR 97869

541/ 820-3642

Supporting Bates State Park

Friends of Shore Acres*
P.O. Box 1172
Coos Bay, OR 97420

541/ 888-3778

Supporting Shore Acres State Park

Friends of Cape Meares*
P.O. Box 262
Netarts, OR 97143

503/ 842-5270

Supporting Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Friends of Silver Falls*
c/o Friends of Silver Falls
20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE
Sublimity, OR 97385

503/ 873-8735

Supporting Silver Falls State Park

Friends of Collier Memorial Park Logging Museum*
P.O. Box 285
Chiloquin, OR 97624

541/ 783-2387

Supporting Collier Memorial State Park

Friends of Stub Stewart State Park and Banks -Vernonia Rails to Trails*
PO Box 664
Banks, OR 97106

503/ 324-0606 X 225

Supporting Stub Stewart State Park and Banks Vernonia State Trail

Friends of Historic Champoeg*
8239 Champoeg Rd. NE
St. Paul, OR 97137

503/ 678-1649

Supporting Champoeg State Heritage Area

Friends of the Sumpter Dredge*
P.O. Box 291
Sumpter, OR 97877
(541) 894-2472

Supporting the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area

Friends of Honeyman Memorial State Park
c/o Friends of Honeyman
84505 Highway 101 S
Florence, OR 97439

541/ 997-3641

Supporting Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

Friends of Tryon Creek State Park*
c/o Friends of Tryon Creek
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219

503/ 636-4398

Supporting Tryon Creek State Park

Friends of Kam Wah Chung*
P.O. Box 663
John Day, OR 97845

541/ 575-2721

Supporting Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

Friends of Vista House*
c/o Friends of Vista House
P.O. Box 204
Corbett, OR 97019

503/ 695-2230

Supporting Crown Point State Scenic Corridor