Oregon Chapter APWA Conference - Activities


Conference Golf Tournament

Emerald Valley Golf Club

83301 Dale Kuni Road

Creswell, Oregon 97426

Join peers at the Conference Golf Tournament on Monday, April 2nd, shotgun start at noon. Enjoy the casual atmosphere of The Emerald Valley Golf Club.  Emerald Valley Golf Club is "The Home of Championship Golf" and has hosted multiple OGA, PNGA, and OSAA Championships. Emerald Valley is located nineteen miles south of Hilton Eugene at 600 Dale Kuni Rd, Creswell, OR 97426.

Check-in at the Pro-Shop between 11 am - noon; we will have a shotgun start at noon! Your golf package includes your 18-hole green fee, ½ cart, driving range, box lunch and prizes. Please provide your average 18-hole score and preference on players when you register.

Golf Fees:  $75, includes half cart, greens fees, lunch, and prizes!

Conference Disc Golf Tournament

Alton Baker Park

200 Day Island Road

Eugene, Oregon 97401

The Disc Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday morning, April 3rd from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. We will meet at 8:00 am at Hilton Eugene Conference Center to carpool.

Disc Golf Fees:  $15

Knife River Facility Tour

Welcome to Knife River Prestress in Harrisburg, Oregon.  We manufacture a wide variety of precast/prestressed concrete members for bridges, and architectural/structural products for water reservoirs, buildings, high-tech and athletic facilities. Our projects include many of Oregon’s signature bridges like the Cook’s Chasm Bridge in Yachats and the Autzen Stadium Expansion.

Your tour guides will be Keith Kaufman (Chief Engineer), Dan Serra (Project Engineer), and Dave Chapman (Senior Bridge Engineer).  We have over 50 years of precast experience.  Dan and Dave are Oregon State University graduates and Keith is a graduate of Purdue University.  Keith has taught Prestressed Concrete Design at OSU since 1992.

Our tour will visit the casting and stressing areas along with finish and storage.   Knife River works with concrete that achieves over 7,000 psi overnight and ultimately reaching over 15,000psi.  We will discuss many of the products we build including special insulated wall panels and architectural features.

Meet at 8:15 am at the Hilton Conference Center, APWA Registration area; near the hotel main lobby entrance for check in and safety equipment, buses will leave promptly at 8:30 am. Tour is scheduled to leave Harrisburg at 10:30 am returning to the Hilton around 11:00 am.

Most of this tour will be outside in manufacturing areas and areas of potentially muddy lots. Bring appropriate cloths, rain gear and boots or hard toed hiking shoes.


Hard hat

Safety Vest

Safety glasses

Hard sole, hard upper shoes (steel toe NOT required) Parts of the tour will likely be muddy

Hard hats, safety vests and safety glasses will be available, but bring your own if you can.

Cost is $25 / person and limited to 25 attendees; open to Delegates and Exhibit Representatives.

Bike Tour of Springfield Mill Race Path

The Mill Race Path is a multi-use pathway nearly 3 miles long, that connects downtown Springfield with the Middle Fork Path. It was constructed in 2016-7. Final construction costs were approximately $3 million. It passes through urban and industrial areas, pastoral fields and riparian woodlands. It follows the alignment of the Springfield Mill Race, a channel that was dug by hand in 1852 to power mills and provide irrigation to the growing city of Springfield.

The western section of the path takes you past the new city stormwater facility, a plywood mill, and areas of restored wetlands, with views up to Quarry Butte to the south. The eastern section travels through woodlands of maple and ash, and past the pond at Georgia Pacific Park, connecting with the multi-use path that follows the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. It has a gentle grade designed to be accessible to people of all ability levels. There are two trailheads to access the path.

This tour is limited to 20 attendees and is open to Delegates and Exhibit Representatives.

Bicycle is provided - Raingear is not provided.

We will meet at 7:45 AM at the Hilton Conference Center, APWA Registration area; near the hotel main lobby entrance for check in and leave promptly at 8:00 am; returning at 11:00 am.

Cost is $25 / person.

Wine Tour

Sip, savor, and adventure your way through a slice of Oregon Wine Country!  Vineyards are abundant in the Willamette Valley and this tour will visit 3 local classics during an afternoon of comradery and beautiful scenery.  The tour includes tastings at Iris Vineyards, King Estates, and Sweet Cheeks Winery. 

We will meet at 11:45 at the Hilton Conference Center, APWA Registration area; near the hotel main lobby entrance for check in. We will leave promptly at noon and return by 4:00 pm.

$40 fee includes: Transportation, Tasting Fees, and light snacks

This tour is limited to 20 attendees; including your Tour Guide: Katie Marwitz 

Iris Vineyards
Nestled in the Southern Willamette Valley, twenty minutes SW of Eugene, Iris Vineyards produces world-class, award winning wines from grapes grown at our Chalice Vineyard. The cool climate in the foothills of the Oregon Coastal Range allows the grapes to mature slowly while maintaining the proper acid balance that is essential for producing the finest Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. Whether enjoying the sweeping views from our estate tasting room, becoming a member of our Trellis Club, or purchasing a bottle of our wine to enjoy at home: Iris Vineyard welcomes you!

King Estate

King Estate is situated at the tip of the Willamette Valley just SW of Eugene. We responsibly produce world-class wines that are consistently excellent, consistently available, and consistently reasonable in their price. That's been our covenant to you, the people who support our winemaking. During harvest, grapes are carefully hand-picked and brought to our crush pad, where we produce 350,000 cases of wine annually. After time-intensive attention to responsible sourcing, growing and producing, taste why King Estate is a leader in Oregon winemaking and named America's favorite Pinot Gris.

Sweet Cheeks Winery

Our passion is to create wines that reflect the beauty surrounding us in the Southern Willamette Valley. We believe in producing exceptional wines through gently processing. Each vintage is unique and we invite you to experience it.


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