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
|Fee For Tuesday - Friday Rentals
- In Addition a Security/Cleaning Deposit is Required on All Weekday Rentals
|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
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