Parks Levy

Did you know there will be an election in Happy Valley this coming May? A few weeks ago, the City Council submitted the necessary paperwork to ask voters to consider a five-year parks and recreation levy.

Over the course of the next several weeks, the City will be drafting fact-based educational materials about the levy. In the meantime, here are a few of the basics.

The levy rate that voters will be asked to approve or reject is $0.54 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s approximately $160/year for the median home with a market value of $425,300 and an assessed value of $295,584. This maintains the rate previously charged when Happy Valley was part of the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD).

In the coming months, the City Council, Parks Advisory Committee members, and City staff members will be out in the community providing more information on this five-year levy. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, the City has set up an email box specifically for this issue. Just email your questions to