Recreation & the Outdoors
THE VISION: A productive, natural environment supports healthy lifestyles and regional employment. Ecotourism programs introduce visitors to the natural beauty of the area. Safe, accessible trail systems, sidewalks, and recreational resources lead people to play on the Siuslaw River, the many area lakes, the Oregon Dunes, the Pacific Ocean and golf courses. Regional businesses serving tourists entice and encourage responsible use of the environment and contribute to economic vitality. A Parks and Recreation district supports community recreation centers in both Florence and upriver so that residents of all ages have a variety of places to play.