Overview: First Street Rapids Park currently includes trails, boat put-in, river access, a pedestrian bridge, and park amenities. Park improvements will include additional accessible trails, seating areas, a natural play area and select riparian access.
Current Update: The contractor reached substantial completion in December and will be working on finishing details through the winter. The contractor will be finishing up landscape and irrigation this spring.
Background: Development of the east side of First Street Rapids Park will allow the community to take full advantage of the park resources surrounding First Street Rapids and come close to completing all parks located along the Deschutes River. Developing the east side of First Street Rapids Park has been a priority of the BPRD Board of Directors because it provides access to the First Street Rapids pedestrian bridge.
Watch a timelapse video of the First Street Rapids / Deschutes River Trail Bridge installation: