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County Parks Director Brian Carroll stepping down after 25 years of building 'premier' system


January 11, 2023

Scott Swanson

Looking back at 25 years at the helm of the Linn County Parks Department, Brian Carroll above, sits in his office.

In 25 years, by nearly all accounts, Brian Carroll has guided the Linn County Parks Department to near-unparalleled success in the state of Oregon.

Under his leadership, county parks are bursting at the seams with campers during the summer months, and there are three more county campgrounds – River Bend, Cascadia and Clear Lake Resort – now than there were when he took over in May 1997.

Carroll and his staff now manage 33 park facilities, including six U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, as well as maintaining the Moyer House and Museum in Brownsville.

Overall, during his tenure, the sco...

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