La Pine Event Center Plans Grand Re-Opening


The board of the La Pine Park & Recreation District invites the Central Oregon community to celebrate the grand re-opening of the La Pine Event Center, formerly known as the Old White School Building, which recently went through $500,000 worth of improvements. The improvements include natural light, a roll up door, heat, insulation, upgraded bathrooms, family bathroom, new mechanical systems, renovated catering kitchen and fire sprinklers.

“The improvements go along way to making the building more functional and user friendly for events and the Community School Program that resides in the building,” said Arlo Fertig, Board Chair.

The District is still working to raise an additional $200,000 to $300,000 towards Phase II improvements that will add additional class space, offices, and flooring and walls to the large open event area. The District has been successful in securing $430,000 from The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Collins Foundation and Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund.

“We are still in need of community financial support for this great project. This will provide immense opportunities for our youth, seniors and community festivals in La Pine,” said Connie Eves, La Pine Park & Recreation Foundation, board chair. “If people would like to make a tax free contribution to our capital campaign they can all the Park Offices.”

The grand re-opening will take place on Friday, February 3 at 6:30pm. Cake and punch will be provided and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by the showing of Cars 2 at 7pm, concessions will be available for purchase. Bring a comfy chair to enjoy the movie.


The La Pine Parks & Recreation District serves an 85 square mile area in southern Deschutes County. The service population is approximately 15,000 people. The District operates a campground, a community park, two meeting rooms, office space, a community center and several underdeveloped parcels of land.


About Author

Founded in 1994 by the late Pamela Hulse Andrews, Cascade Business News (CBN) became Central Oregon’s premier business publication. •

Leave A Reply