Don't Shut Down Oregon Recreation
Join us in supporting recreation, fitness, and access to Oregon's landscapes by keeping them open and affordable.
Oregon’s Recreational Immunity and Liability Waiver Standards are
EXTREME AND OUT OF BALANCE
Recent court rulings have effectively nullified both recreational immunity provisions and the enforceability of liability waivers, impacting the accessibility and affordability of recreation and fitness for people across our state. Oregon businesses are now paying significantly more for liability insurance than other western states. As a result, recreation and fitness providers are forced to either increase consumer costs or eliminate recreation access altogether. This will have a devastating effect on small businesses, rural communities and recreationists throughout the state. Without reform, Oregon risks losing the tremendous societal and economic benefits recreation and fitness provide.
We can tell lawmakers:
Don’t Shut Down
Recreation and fitness are vital to the livelihood and physical health of Oregonians. Restoring the viability of Oregon’s recreational immunity and liability waiver laws are crucial to the accessibility and affordability of recreation and fitness for people across our great state. Oregon’s recreation providers deserve the same basic protections that exists in every other western state.
From after-school sports teams to working out in health clubs or enjoying Oregon’s forests and rivers, it is essential we preserve access to recreation for all our community.
Two Sides of the Same Coin
These types of laws should provide a basic level of protection for public and private landowners that open their lands to the public to access nature, recreation, and fitness. However, a recent court decision in Oregon has effectively nullified Oregon’s recreational immunity statute. This leaves landowners unprotected and faced with the decision to close our trails and deny the public access. We support the reform of our recreational immunity provisions.
Release of Liability
Skyrocketing liability insurance only makes it harder for businesses to provide affordable recreation and fitness options. Without waiver reform, Oregon risks losing the tremendous societal and economic benefits recreation provides. We urge you to support Oregon recreation and fitness community by examining liability waiver reform.