Beazell Memorial Forest & Education Center

All Park Customers: Picking-up Park Keys, or Paying for a Reservation Will Need to be Done Each Week Before Friday During the Avery Complex Remodel Project. To do this come between the hours of 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM.  The office is closed between 12:30-1:30 the lunch hour for all Avery employees. Thank you for your patience during the Avery Building remodeling project.

 

 

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 facade are covered by barn doors.  The capacity within the Center is 85 people per fire code and the parking availability. 

Tours of the Beazell Forest Education Center

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.

2018 Rental Fee Schedule

25% Deposit Required on all Reservations to Hold a Date and Will Be Applied Towards the Total Reservation Cost  
Fee For Facility Rental Saturday-Sunday and Holidays
  - In Addition the Following Deposit Amount is Required on All Weekend Rentals
$850
$850
Fee For Tuesday - Friday Rentals
  - In Addition a Security/Cleaning Deposit is Required on All Weekday Rentals

$500 $500

Deposit Fee Required on All Waived Fee Reservations (Reservations that Qualify for Fee Waiver are Determined by "Educational Status", Specifically Benton County School Groups K-12). $150
Fee For Hourly Rentals Tuesday-Friday Only, Minimum 3 hour block of time
  - In Addition a Hourly Deposit Fee is Required
$295
$500
   

 

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Beazell Entrance
Beazell Forest Education Center From Parking Lot
Front of the Beazell Forest Education Center
View of Beazell Grounds
Beazell Forest Education Center at Dusk
Night View of the Beazell Forest Education Center
Inside View of the Beazell Forest Education Center
Open Doors From Inside of the Beazell Forest Education Center
Inside View of the Forest Education Center to Deck
Looking Out the Front Doors of the Beazell Forest Education Center
Inside View Out the Back Door of the Beazell Forest Education Center
Another View From Inside to the Deck
Looking Inside Towards Classroom Area
Looking Out Doors to the Left Side of Deck
Looking Out Doors to the Right Side of Deck
Chairs and Tables That Come With Rental
Chairs Set-up Inside the Beazell Forest Education Center
View to Kitchen From the Pass Through Window
View of Counters and Sinks
Classroom View - Also Used As Dressing Room For Weddings
Plunkett House at Beazell
Additional Restrooms Outside