City & Government

Lane County restricts open flame, fire in parks

Due to the high risk of fire in our area, as well as recently issued emergency orders from several fire districts, Lane County Parks will be enforcing these restrictions at several parks:
∙ No open flames are allowed in Lane County parks, including no campfires, warming fires, cooking fires or ceremonial fires;
∙ Gas-powered barbeque and cooking stoves using liquid or bottled fuels are allowed, but are restricted to use for cooking purposes only;
∙ Open flames are prohibited at day use areas in Lane County parks;
∙ Tobacco use and vaping are already prohibited in Lane County parks;
∙ Any other spark-emitting operation not specifically mentioned is prohibited.
Not included in these restrictions are coastal Lane County parks located west of milepost 18 on Highway 126, including Archie Knowles Campground and Harbor Vista Campground.
Lane County will continue to monitor weather conditions, especially humidity and wind, to determine if further restrictions become necessary, including potential park and trail closures.
While these restrictions may cause some inconvenience to park visitors, Lane County appreciates the understanding of the community as it works together to protect highly valued public parks and the safety of park users.



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