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In 2014, the City of Sutherlin, Oregon, purchased the 202-acre Ford’s Pond property, which included the 95-acre Ford’s Pond, a former logging pond.

The Friends of Ford's Pond, established in 2014, entered into a partnership with the city in March 2015.  We assisted the city in obtaining an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department grant, a grant from The Ford Family Foundation, and donations from local businesses and individuals to fund a Master Plan in 2017. 

Sutherlin City Council formally adopted the Ford’s Pond Community Park Master Plan in December 2017.  Review the Master Plan via the tab above.

 Mission Statement:

Our primary purpose shall be to work in a mutual relationship with the City of Sutherlin (City) to assist in the coordination of development and maintenance of the Ford’s Pond property for recreational benefit to the City; and to educate the public concerning the health benefits of outdoor recreation and to increase environmental awareness.

Board of Directors

Jim Houseman, President

James Thatcher, Vice President

Wendi Stinnett, Treasurer

Beth Houseman, Secretary

Brian Menefee

Geoffrey Faraghan

Larry Whitaker

Friends of Ford's Pond Bylaws

We work in partnership with the City of Sutherlin.