Resources to develop Sander Estate Park are from the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced the Chehalem Park and Recreation District will receive a $630,310 federal investment to develop Sander Estate Park in Dundee.

“Oregonians living and working in Dundee deserve the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with a park in their community,” Wyden said. “I’m glad the Land and Water Conservation Fund that I’ve been proud to support continues to make these quality-of-life investments in important local amenities like Sander Estate Park, and I’ll keep battling for similar grants across Oregon.”

“Local parks enhance communities by creating a space for locals and visitors alike to come together and enjoy the outdoors,” said Merkley. “These funds will support Chehalem Park and Recreation District’s efforts to develop a public park at the Sander Estate in Dundee with accessible amenities that families and visitors can enjoy for years to come.”

The $630,310 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to develop Sander Estate Park will help to provide walkways, a splash pad and water feature, parking lot, stormwater treatment and overflow, lighting, utilities, playground and playground surfacing, and landscaping.

“We are thrilled to have federal, state, and local (CPRD) parks agencies coming together to help make this exciting park project become a reality,” said Don Clements, Superintendent of Chehalem Parks and Recreation District. “We are grateful to the National Parks Service, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program, and also to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for helping to fund the development of Sander Estate. Together with a match from CPRD’s System Development Charges funding, this funding and enthusiastic support will allow CPRD to make progress on a long-time dream of legacy donor Janis Sander and the Dundee community.

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