The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is set to host an open house next month in Sisters to collect public comments on the possible designation of the Metolius-Windigo Trail as a designated scenic trail.

The open house is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 16 at Ray’s Food Place at 635 N. Arrowleaf Trail. The trail designation program started in 1971 to help promote outdoor recreation opportunities in Oregon.

For more information or to comment on the possible designation contact Rocky Houston, state trails coordinator, at 503-986-0750 or by email at .

— Bulletin staff report