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.

Have questions not answered in the FAQs? Contact:

Ben Bryant
Assistant City Manager

Steve Campbell
Director of Community Services & Public Safety

Stephani Hern
Parks and Recreation Supervisor

Stephanie Warneke
Communications Specialist

Since taking over parks and recreation services less than two years ago, developing plans for a new community center has been one of the City’s top priorities. To stay informed, visit https://www.happyvalleyor.gov/community-center-feasibility-study-2.

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Happy Valley Parks and Recreation encompasses a variety of facets. From programs to open spaces, to events to park facilities, the Parks Levy supports it all.

With maintenance needs provided by Parks and Recreation team members, Happy Valley boasts a trail system that gives residents and visitors the chance to explore.

Things are constantly in motion when it comes to Parks and Recreation projects in Happy Valley. Check out what funding from the Parks Levy has helped support and take a peek at what the future holds.

There is no time like the present and in Happy Valley, that means we are on the cusp of some major happenings.

Safety is a priority in Happy Valley and ensuring our community’s City managed parks and open spaces are safe from wildfire is key. With the support of Parks Levy dollars, residents benefit from risk assessments that serve to keep shared areas safe from catastrophic harm.

Parks and Recreation would not be complete without a variety of activities for the community to participate in. The Parks Levy is crucial in helping bring things like educational classes, sports programs, and other recreational events to Happy Valley, where they are easily accessible for everyone in the family.

Check out these fun facts about your Happy Valley Parks and Recreation services.

A robust Parks and Recreation department offers a plethora of benefits. Whether you frequent the park all the time or you prefer to stay in during community events, the economic and social benefits are in your favor regardless if you utilize the programming or services.

Did you know Happy Valley Parks and Recreation coordinates the City’s special events? From Summer Concerts in the Park to Tree Lighting and everything in between, your Parks Levy dollars help bring the fun and fanfare throughout the year.