Printed on May 28, 2015 @ 12:52 AM
Benton County envisioned a new use for the historic Plunkett family barn, originally constructed in the 1930s from lumber milled on site. The barn had not been used for many years, but was structurally sound. Transformation of this barn to become the Beazell Forest Education Center began in 2005.
An ADA-compliant, structurally stable design, utilizing green materials where possible, was planned. The historic feel, simplicity and openness of the original barn were retained, and enclosed areas where light can penetrate through exterior barn planks were provided. The project involved low impact construction and maintenance, utilizing components of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Much of the original barn framework and planks were reused, and unusable parts were recycled. Barn floors and interior stalls were salvaged for reuse as railings, display partitions, and benches.
Though the Beazell Forest Education Center has a classroom, caterer's area, and a large assembly room, it maintains a barn-like appearance. When not in use, the windows and doors on the front façade are covered by barn doors.
For additional Beazell Forest Education Center information including interior photos, see our brochure (PDF).
Mondays are reserved for tours only at the Beazell Forest Education Center. Tours are held on Mondays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule a tour, call the Parks Office at 541-766-6871.
|Fee For Facility Rental Saturday-Sunday and Holidays
- In Addition the Following Deposit Amount is Required on All Weekend Rentals
|Fee For Tuesday - Friday Rentals
- In Addition a Weekday Rental Deposit is Required on All Weekday Rentals
|Deposit Fee Required on All Waived Fee Reservations.||$150|
|Fee For Hourly Rentals Tuesday-Friday Only, Minimum 3 hour block of time
- In Addition a Hourly Deposit Fee is Required
NO RENTALS ON MONDAYS RESERVED FOR TOURS ONLY..
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.