Our mission

Friends of Oxbow is a non-profit organization that supports the educational, environmental, and recreational goals of Oxbow Park. Established in the early 80s, Friends of Oxbow has been the primary engine that has driven the parks success. This advocacy group has donated well over $750,000 to Oxbow, and members serve a critical role as both advisors and advocates for the facility.

our board members


  • Seanne Buckwalter – President
  • Kristina Nelson – Vice President
  • Deb Hanson – Secretary
  • Lou Kuhlmann – Treasurer
  • Jan Nelson – Membership & Merchandise
  • Dawn Thompson – Membership & Merchandise
  • Danielle Sterling – Volunteering
  • Laurie Darst – Director
  • Tammy Monson – Director
  • Jolaine Hines – Director
  • Tyler Nickel – Director
  • Barb Jensen – Director Emeritus