PILOT ROCK - The city council accepted a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's ATV division to develop a master plan for The Bike Pit OHV park, now officially a city park. The grant totals $35,000, with $28,000 coming from the state agency and a $7,000 local match - the city provided $3,500 and the OHV association, also known as the Bike Pit board, provided $3,500.

After July 1, the city will advertise for a firm to work with the city and the OHV association to develop the master plan, which could take four months to complete. The master plan's aim is to provide a clear idea of how the park will be developed and set priorities for development.

Because of past discussions, City Manager Paul Koch said the approval to accept the grant happened without much discussion. At its July 7 meeting, the council plans to finish the official agreement between the OHV association and the city.

- Samantha Bates

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