Mission, Goals, Facts and Figures

About Friends of McLean Park and House


The Friends of McLean Park and House is a 37 year old non profit organization whose purpose is to aid and assist the city of West Linn in the historic preservation of the house and grounds for the benefit of the community.

Activities the Friends carry out include caring for the house and grounds, sharing the history of the home and the memory of Doctor McLean’s significant contributions to the community, and facilitating use of the property for a variety of events, public and private, so the community can enjoy this amazing place.

Sources of Funds

The Friends raise funds for the house and grounds through private events, grants, an annual dinner & auction, donations, and membership dues.


2017 Financial Results

Revenue                           $54,356

Expenditures                   $53,362
Ending Net Assets…

     …board designated    $30,000

     …available for 2018    $19,251

2017 Accomplishments

Preserving the historic house and grounds…

Completed the second story balcony over kitchen nook, adding period-accurate railing

Thanks to City of West Linn Public Works and Parks and Recreation, McLean House quickly recovered from significant storm damage, including a tree through the roof

Preserving historical records…

Continued to catalog historical records, photographs, and news articles

Benefiting the community…

Facilitated over 40 public and private events, with over 1,600 visitors to McLean House

Networked with other organizations interested in local history, including the West Linn Historical Society and Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition