Welcome to the Pilot Butte Scenic Viewpoint Master Plan webpage. Over the next year, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will be working on updating the Master Plan. The Deschutes County State Parks Master Plan was last updated in 1986 and the Pilot Butte Master Plan in 1995. A lot has changed on and around the Butte since then!
This site is your connection to the process. We will update information regarding public meetings, resources related to the process and the schedule. Stay tuned!
What is a Scenic Viewpoint Master Plan?
The Pilot Butte Scenic Viewpoint Master Plan will guide recreation, park development and resource management for the coming decades on the Butte. As Pilot Butte has become more embedded in Bend’s urban fabric, its use and the impact upon it has evolved. This plan will create strategies and design concepts for implementation over time that is responsive to the needs and desires of Oregon visitors, statewide. It aims to balance recreation, heritage, natural and resource management – an imperative and complex task on this small Butte.
The planning process has three phases. Public engagement occurs throughout:
- Assessment of natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources at Pilot Butte.
Goals and Needs Identification.
- Plan development and refinement.
- Plan finalization and adoption.
Where are we now?
We are kicking off Phase 2 at the end of November 2018. This phase focuses on gathering public input regarding values and concerns regarding Pilot Butte, identifying strategies for park development and long term management.
How to Get Involved:
- Sign up to receive email updates.
- Over the next year, we will hold 2-3 public meetings. Come and participate! We will post the meeting schedule on this website and send out a newsletter with information prior to each meeting. We look forward to your input, feedback and involvement.
- Additionally, an Advisory Committee of stakeholders has been convened to help counsel the OPRD team throughout the process. Reach out to the Advisory Committee to discuss.
Pilot Butte from Greenwood Avenue 1948