Oregon wildfire closures Friday: Portland mayor closes all city-owned outdoor parks and recreation areas (live updates)


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Thursday the closure of all outdoor spaces in the city like parks, including wooded areas. The closure remains in effect until September 24, unless otherwise modified.

Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District closed all outdoor spaces until Monday, September 14. This includes parks, trails and natural areas. All outdoor programs and sports field reservations are also canceled.

What follows state parks are closed to all visitors until further notice or unless otherwise specified:

  • Silver Falls State Park near Silverton
  • Lake Detroit Campground and Mongold Day Use Area near Detroit
  • North Santiam State Park near Mehama
  • Collier Memorial State Park near Klamath Falls, closed the rest of September, when its normal camping season ends

All state parks and boat launching ramps on Fall Creek Reservoir, including Winberry Day-Use Area, North Shore Day-Use Area, and Cascara Campground, are closed until further notice.

“It’s best not to visit any state park until conditions improve,” Oregon Parks and Recreation District Associate Director Chris Havel said Tuesday. “If you are going to a park, or anywhere for that matter, give space to emergency personnel and be prepared for unexpected closings. “

The Northwestern Oregon District Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed all recreation sites and some roads until September 15.

All BLM-developed campgrounds in Northwest Oregon are closed to the public and scattered camping is prohibited. The public cannot enter closed recreation areas. This temporary closure covers the northwestern part of the state, west of the Cascade Mountains and north of Cottage Grove to the Columbia River. As of Friday, all land administered by BLM in the Northwestern Oregon District east of Interstate 5 has been closed to the public.

Oregon State Forests in Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties are closed to public entry and use until further notice. A recent statement estimated that the closures would last until at least September 13.

The closure includes the state forests of Gilchrist and Sun Pass in Klamath County.

Crater Lake National Park is closed.

For a full list of USDA Forest Service closures, check out this website: fs.usda.gov. Complete closure orders are in effect in the Mount Hood, Siuslaw and Willamette National Forests. Large area closure orders are in place in the Deschutes, Fremont-Winema, Gifford Pinchot, Rogue River-Siskiyou and Umpqua National Forests, as well as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

All land managed by the Oregon Forest Department is closed for public use. Among these areas are the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam State Forests and other ODF managed forests in Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Polk, Lincoln and Benton counties.

Siuslaw National Forest is temporarily closed to public access. This closure covers all national forest, coastal and sandy areas and includes the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sand Lake, serviced campgrounds, scattered camping, day-use areas, nature areas wilderness and all roads and forest trails.

Willamalane is closed due to dangerous weather conditions. All facilities, parks and trails are closed until further notice. The region cannot offer respite shelters for smokers or any other program at this time.

The Oregon State Marine Council urges boaters to stay out of the water near areas where there are active fires. The agency is asking boaters to do their part by staying out of harm’s way and waiting to use the waterways until outside conditions improve.

Sheriff’s Office Marine Assistants assist with public safety and evacuation orders, and need the assistance of boaters to stay clear of active fires and bodies of water used for extinguishing efforts. fires. According to a recent statement, boaters may be cited for dangerous exploitation for interfering with these efforts.

Fire chiefs, working with the Cowlitz County Fire Marshal, are banning all fires within the city limits of Kelso, Longview, Kalama and Castle Rock. The ban includes all recreational fires.

PacifiCorp has closed all access to its properties in Washington’s southwest Lewis River basin until further notice. The closure will remain in effect until fire risk conditions improve. For a full list of recreation site closures and limited or reduced services in Oregon and Washington, go here: https://www.pacificorp.com/community/recreation.html.

OHSU COVID-19 Driving Tests: The two locations closed until Saturday.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center: Firm. All pharmacies will remain open. To check the hours and availability of a pharmacy visit virginiagarcia.org/clinics-providers/

PeaceHealth Medical Group closed most of its Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove clinics over the weekend. The clinics that remain open are:

  • Emergency care at Gateway in Springfield and West Eugene
  • Pediatrics at the RiverBend Pavilion in Springfield and University District in Eugene
  • New patient coordinator in the university district
  • Pediatric Cardiology and Surgery at the RiverBend Lodge

The Oregonian / OregonLive maintains an active page for notices of school closures and delays in the metro area. Check out the most recent information here: oregonlive.com/weather/page/oregon_school_closures.

Gresham-Barlow Sch. Dist. : No school September 14-18 due to unsafe air quality and regional forest fires. The first day of school is now set for Monday, September 21.

Here are the schools outside the primary coverage area at the link above:

Alsea Sch. Dist.: Alsea school is closed the rest of the week.

Dallas Sch. Dist. : School closed on Fridays, no lunch / breakfast, no daycare.

Elkton Sch. Dist. : Classes canceled Friday. Kindergarten to Grade 3 face-to-face instruction begins September 14. Students should return to their normal CDL schedule.

Harrisburg Sch. Dist. : Firm. School will resume on Monday September 14.

Oak Hill School: Firm. The on-site orientations scheduled for September 11 and 12 have been canceled.

Pleasant Hill Sch. Dist. : Closed due to a power failure.

Yonçalla Sch. Dist. : Firm. Kindergarten to Grade 3 in-person learning canceled. Distance education for grades 4 to 12 will continue online.

Oregon Zoo: Firm. Tickets purchased in advance will be automatically refunded to the card used.

The Town of Hillsboro: The utility billing office and city court are closed for the remainder of Friday, September 11.

Brookwood and Shute Park Libraries closed Friday-Saturday, 11-12 Sept.

Corvallis-Albany Farmers Markets: Canceled for September 13.

Powell’s Books, Cedar Hills and Burnside: Firm.

Hillsdale Farmers Market: The September 13 market is canceled due to unsafe air quality.

Hollywood Farmer’s Market: Closed on saturday because of the air quality.

Lake Oswego Farmers Market: Closed Saturdays due to air quality.

Portland Farmers Markets: The Portland State University Market closed on Saturday; The Lent and King’s markets were closed on Sundays. Details.

Washington County: All county facilities closed at 10 a.m. on Friday due to poor air quality.

Washington Co. Circuit Court: Closes at 10 a.m.

Clackamas County: Clackamas County offices and buildings remain closed due to their location in a Level 2 evacuation zone. For more information, visit www.Clackamas.us

Lake Oswego: Town hall closed.

Clackamas Co. circuit court: Firm.

Marion Co. Circuit Court: Firm.

Oregon Court of Appeal, Tax Court and State Court Administration. Office: On Friday, a partial closure order will be issued for the Courts of Appeal / Tax Tribunals and the Office of the Administrator of the State Court (Salem). Remote utilities will continue, but there will be no in-person services.

Two prisons are closed to visitors because they were evacuated: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville and Oregon State Correctional Facility in Salem. The evacuated prisoners were returned to two other institutions: Santiam Correctional Institution and Mill Creek Correctional Institution.

– Rosemarie Stein / The Oregonian / Oregonlive.com

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