In wake of the recent rescue from God’s Thumb, the City of Lincoln City reminds the public to be aware of potential dangers when hiking areas in Lincoln City.  It is important to know the correct route of access and the skill level of the hike.  Make sure to let others know when and where you are hiking, and when you plan to return.  It’s also a good idea to research the hiking destination beforehand and assess your ability with the difficulty of the hike.  The best routes of access to the Knoll, with designated parking, are located on NE Sal-La-Sea Drive.   Please review the following basic safety tips:

  • Start a hike early, to be finished before dark.
  • Adhere to all posted signs.
  • Know the correct and safest route (carry maps if available) The Knoll Hike Map
  • Let others know where you are hiking and when you plan to return home.
  • Do not wait to call 911 if you need help.
  • Plan for unexpected weather changes.

For more information on trails and hiking safety please contact Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department at 541-994-2131.



The City of Lincoln City would like to express its condolences on the untimely passing of Councilor Kip Ward.  Kip was a true community advocate with the people’s best interest at heart.  His presence and passion will be missed.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace and we give thanks for the laughter and light he brought to all of us.



As January quickly comes to a close the City is wasting no time moving forward with future projects.

  • The Urban Renewal Agency and the City are partnering to issue a development offering on February 1st, for eight properties through a “Request For Expressions of Interest.”
  • The Parks and Recreation Department Director, Jeanne Sprague and Visitor & Convention Bureau Director, Ed Dreistadt are researching the full extent of lifting the deed restrictions at Regatta Park and what it would mean for the City.
  • The Public Works Department has been working diligently to ensure the safety of the community by placing safety barriers and removing dangerous debris left by the recent storms.
  •  Driftwood Public Library has been installing Little Libraries throughout the community and plans to add more in the near future.
  • The Police Department has been working closely with architects and is moving forward to design an ideal building.

The City is hard at work in the New Year.  For continued updates and to stay informed visit the City’s website at









Most of us were asleep at 3:17am on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 when the recent Tsunami alert was issued. This is a reminder that emergencies can happen at any time.  The City of Lincoln City wants to remind everyone to sign up for emergency notifications. Lincoln Alerts is the emergency notification system used by Lincoln City and Lincoln County. You can sign up for notifications at  It is also an opportunity to discuss with your family in the event of an emergency what your plan of action is.  There are many educational resources available about emergency preparedness on the City’s website at as well as on Lincoln County’s website  For additional information on tsunamis visit and Please take the time to be aware and prepare.

Channel 4 Offline

The public-service television Channel 4 is intermittently offline. The City’s Information Technology Department has addressed the issue and is working to restore the channel.  It is expected to be back up and running as usual by Friday, December 29th.


Driftwood Public Library is hosting its annual Winter Solstice event on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm in the Distad Reading Room.   It is an evening of tranquil reflection spotlighting musicians and poets throughout Lincoln County. We invite the community to share in the holiday festivity while welcoming the rebirth of the sun.

Don’t miss out on any Library events.  Check out their web page at




On Thursday, December 14th, thirty-five excited movie goers showed up at the Lincoln City Community Center for a Dive-In Movie.   Adults and children with pool rafts in hand relaxed in the pool while “Frozen” entertained on the big screen. If you missed out on this exciting aquatic event don’t worry.  More Dive-In Movies are coming in 2018.  Stay up-to-date with the Community Center’s events at