"This place is full of love"

Abstract/Description: Nestled above North Fork Road along the Santiam River lies Taylor Park -- a summer retreat known by few people outside the families lucky enough to have had permanent campsites. The property has been in park owner Randall Tinney's family for generations. Tinney, alongside his beloved wife Elaine, has been running Taylor Park for almost 40 years. In the middle of the night on Sept. 7, 2020, the Beachie Creek Fire tore through the park, destroying almost everything in its path. In a far greater tragedy, Elaine passed away suddenly only five days after their return to the park in the wake of the fire, leaving Tinney to face the daunting task of rebuilding without his beloved partner. The Debris Management Task Force spent nearly two months clearing the property, but Tinney still faces a long road to fully reopening. Watch the video to see how Tinney is committed to rebuild the park to honor his wife: "I rebuild it for her. I rebuild it for my families. This place is full of love."
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Camp sites, facilities, etc -- Oregon -- North Santiam Canyon
Wildfires -- Oregon -- North Santiam Canyon
Hazardous waste site remediation -- Oregon -- North Santiam Canyon
Date Issued: [2021]