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La Pine Park & Rec Foundation

Mission Statement

“To support the La Pine Park and Recreation District and enhance access to educational and recreational opportunities by assisting with facility improvements and financial aid for programming.”

Meet The Team

Bruce Abernethy

Board Chair

Aaron Schofield


Karen Miller

General Manager



Teri Myers


Foundation Receives Strategic Grant to Grow Mentorship Program in South Deschutes County

Ford Family Foundation invests in the Opportunity Knocks Peer Mentorship Program in Sunriver and La Pine to help business leaders grow their business.

La Pine, Ore. (June 15th, 2021) Opportunity Knocks (OK), a peer mentorship group for leaders in Central Oregon, announced today that they received a “Strategic Grant” from The Ford Family Foundation to grow their current OK business leaders’ team in La Pine and start another team in South Deschutes County. This grant will be administered in conjunction with La Pine Park & Recreation Business Education Program, and it will help business leaders by offering economic assistance through membership scholarships to support the growth of businesses in the South Deschutes area. “Opportunity Knocks has been a pillar of the leadership and business growth ecosystem in Central Oregon supporting 27 teams in Deschutes County,” said Kathy DeBone, Board of Directors for La Pine Park & Recreation Foundation. She added, “Opportunity Knocks’ team expansion is very important to supporting business growth for this region in Oregon.” Opportunity Knocks Executive Director Michele O’Hara stated, “Opportunity Knocks plays a leadership role in growing the business and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Oregon, and we look forward to working with The Ford Family Foundation and La Pine Park & Recreation to foster and collaborate with business leaders in South Deschutes County, with the mission of growing a strong and lasting business community.” The grant was administered through the assistance of the La Pine Parks & Recreation Foundation, supporting their mission to enhance access to educational and recreational opportunities by assisting with facility improvements and financial aid for programming.

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The IRS recognizes La Pine Park and Recreation Foundation as a nonprofit organization. IRS Code: 501(c)(3) - Tax Identification Number: 27-3214817

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La Pine Park and Recreation Foundation is an all volunteer committee.  We meet at the La Pine Community Center located at 16405 1st Street in La Pine.

Feel free to join us. We just ask that you let us know ahead of time.

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By Mail:

PO Box 1532, La Pine, OR 97739

By Phone:

(541) 536-2223

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