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Share Your Ideas

In order to improve the park's features and ensure that Oregon Ridge continues to serve residents, the Department has initiated a master planning process. Please take part in this process by filling out this survey or contacting with ideas or questions.


Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects (L/KLA) was selected to lead the master planning process and will be responsible for evaluating the existing amenities within Oregon Ridge, public outreach to County residents and recommendations for future enhancements. The plan will include evaluations of and recommendations for:

  • Natural Resources Management—To ensure the protection of forest land, rare and unusual plants and water resources
  • Educational Programming and Facilities—To help the Nature Center better serve residents
  • Facility Improvements—Including changes to signage and parking to create better access and updates to utilities, restrooms and buildings to enhance park users’ experiences
  • Accessibility to Transition Facilities—To serve residents of all abilities
  • Arts Programming—To create a hub for cultural activities, public art and performances
  • Recreational Activities—To adapt facilities to meet modern recreational needs

View the contract and additional information for the creation of the Oregon Ridge Master Plan. Watch the video of the informational meeting.

Project Timeline

Members of the public will be engaged throughout the process. View the proposed timeline below:

  • March—Informal interviews and focus groups
  • May/June—Public surveys and first set of pop-up events
  • June—Public meeting to present initial findings
  • Spring/Summer
    • Explore: Evaluate site conditions, assess recreational programs and collect input
    • Imagine: Envision improvements to Oregon Ridge 
  • Summer—Interviews at the park with a ranger (English and Spanish)
  • August—Second set of pop-up events
  • Summer/Fall—Plan: Create recommendations for park enhancements to be made over the next 20 years
  • October—Public meetings on October 6 (virtual) and October 8 (in person)—details to attend below
  • November—Public meetings to present concept alternatives on November 12 (in person) and November 16 (virtual)—details to attend below
  • December—Public meeting on final plan

Note: The above are estimated dates and may change based on public input.


Select the events below to learn more.



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Contact Us

Oregon Ridge Park and Lodge Recreation Office

13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Park Hours:

Sunrise to sunset


Park Manager:

Annie Sanchez

Administrative Aide:

Julia Mattson

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