Planning & Development Overview

Planning &Development Department

The Planning and Development Department is charged with addressing the challenges of our growing community by planning for, designing and constructing future parks, trails and recreation facilities. We look forward to meeting these challenges and we invite you to join us by sharing your thoughts about the future of your Bend Park & Recreation District. The District is committed to continuing to provide the outstanding park and recreation system appreciated and expected by the citizens of the Bend community.

One of the most important planning steps is to ensure that long-term community interests are addressed. In 2012, the District updated the Park, Recreation and Greenspaces Comprehensive Plan to guide the planning and development of parks, facilities and recreation programs during the next 10 years.

Goals, objectives and policies included in the Comprehensive Plan provide the basis by which we organize the District’s Capital Improvement Plan, provide five-year strategic planning, and guide our facility development efforts on an annual basis and into the foreseeable future.

Community Involvement

BPRD is committed to involving our residents in the planning and development process by:

  • Conducting periodic community interest and opinion surveys that help guide our long-range planning and development efforts.
  • Hosting neighborhood park project meetings to invite residents to share their desires and concerns regarding the development of parks near their homes.
  • Hosting community-wide meetings to gain citizen input concerning the design and development of larger community park projects and sport fields.
  • Staying in touch with the community through presentations to neighborhood associations, service clubs, professional and business associations, schools, and various other organizations. If you would like more information regarding these presentations, please contact Michelle Healy, Planning & Park Services Director, at (541)706-6113.

District Statistics: 2016

  • Total park acreage: 2,715 acres
  • Developed park acreage: 2,594 acres
  • Miles of trail: 65 miles
  • Estimated District population: 84,000
  • Recreation programs: Over 1,000