Where Does the Money Go?
Lottery Dollars Help Support Oregon Parks
When Oregonians play their favorite Lottery games, funds build up to help support our best places — our state and local parks.
100+ Years of Oregon State Parks
When Oregon Trail pioneer Sarah Helmick donated part of her family homestead for use as a park, she accomplished more than her simple goal of preserving a place of great beauty for future generations. By donating acreage along the Luckiamute River in Polk County, she did something so much bigger—Sarah shared a visionary idea that eventually turned into our state park system.
Today, Oregon State Parks consist of more than 250 parks, heritage sites, waysides, and recreation areas. These are the places of iconic beauty that bring out Oregonians’ passions—passion for the environment, for recreation, for contemplation, and for the landscapes that make Oregon, well, Oregon.
Oregon State Parks has endured now for more than a century. We’re proud to continue to support our second-to-none state parks system with Oregon Lottery funds. Because of your lottery play, our parks are ready to continue to serve us all into their next century.
State Parks, Heritage Sites, Recreation Areas and More
This landscape [Iwetemlaykin] is the cradle of our existence. It’s a spot where visitors can enjoy, breath in and bear witness to the history and culture of this land.— Keith Soy Redthunder, Chief Joseph Band of Nez Perce More About Iwetemlaykin
See All State Parks Projects
Want to see all the State Parks grants and loans supported by Lottery dollars in your county? Or even across the state?Read On
LOTTERY DOLLARS DOING GOOD THINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Qualifying for Funding — Oregon Parks & Rec
In addition to funding our state parks, Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPRD) grants lottery-backed funds to local communities and organization for recreational facilities and heritage programs.