City of Happy Valley Parks Levy
Enriching lives in Happy Valley
We love our parks and recreation in Happy Valley. With voter approval, parks maintenance and recreation programs are fully funded by the Happy Valley Parks Levy.
Revenue helps protect and maintain such amenities as fields, playgrounds, trails, and picnic shelters, and provides funding for things like community events and youth and adult sports and activities. Most simply, the levy serves to connect our community with nature and fosters both new experiences and camaraderie with others.
Before the City of Happy Valley became its own parks and recreation provider, it received service from North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD). In anticipation of taking over responsibility for parks and recreation, voters of Happy Valley overwhelmingly approved a five-year local option levy. The levy funds the general maintenance of Happy Valley Park and several neighborhood parks, recreation programming, community events, and even contributes to future new facilities. Voters are asked to consider the renewal of the parks levy every five years.
This critical funding ultimately helps maintain over 100 acres of neighborhood parks, trails and natural areas across the City and provides equitable recreation programs for residents throughout the lifespan. The levy helps preserve and enhance the safety, livability, and character of our community, and provides effective and efficient services for a variety of active interests.
Your levy dollars at work: Learn more about how your tax dollars are put to work throughout the year.
Parks and Recreation in Happy Valley: Bringing programs, activities, and events to Happy Valley that educate, inspire and encourage the community to grow, learn, and explore.