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Punchbowl Falls Park Granted

Hood River News, July 29, 2015

By: Patrick Mulvihill

Oregon Parks and Recreation District has awarded Hood River County a $470,000 grant to acquire and develop a park at Punchbowl Falls, a waterfall near Dee.

The grant will allow the county to buy the 103-acre property along the Hood River from Western Rivers Conservancy, a Portland conservation non-profit, in order to establish a protected public park: Punchbowl Falls Nature Park.

The property will pass into the county’s hands by the end of the year and most park improvements, including a gravel parking lot, informational signage, portable toilets and an enhanced trail system, will be completed by next summer.

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