Printed on May 24, 2013 @ 10:34 AM
Prepared for the Benton County Natural Areas & Parks Department
by David Reed Associates
"There is a beautiful dream for our city, held by many of those who worked for I.V. Hill. This dream envisions up to 3,000 acres or so of close-in open space to be held permanently in that condition. Then, should the Philomath-Corvallis-Albany complex grow to 200,000 persons, each person would still be able to rest his eyes upon a natural scene, and to refresh his spirit, and be reminded that life is good."
Charles Ross, "Fragment of a Dream," Sept. 22, 1979,at the dedication of Chip Ross Park
"Corvallis and Philomath are blessed with a most interesting and varied physical setting. Every dictate of reason and desire tells us to retain permanently some of the green fields and wooded hills where we can see them daily and reach them easily."
Charles and Elsie Ross, Remarks at the Fitton Green focus group meeting, Nov. 18, 1999
"Benton County Parks Department serves the interests and pursuits of Benton County and residents by providing access to natural, historic, and recreational areas and conserving, restoring, and developing parkland investments."
Mission of the Benton County Parks Department, Benton County Comprehensive Plan, 1995
The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department serves the interests and pursuits of Benton County residents by providing access to natural, historic, and recreational areas and conserving, restoring and developing parkland investments.