Building on the Bend Senior Center legacy, an expansion project with a working name Larkspur Center will welcome people of all ages, while retaining and enhancing programs and services to older adults currently provided at the facility.
Designed to be a gathering place for all, this newly expanded facility will include approximately 40,000 square feet of additional space and offer a multitude of opportunities to enhance lifelong fitness, learning and enrichment. Social and gathering spaces will be increased and enhanced to better serve all users.
New proposed amenities include a warm water pool, multi-purpose gymnasium, fitness facilities and indoor walking track, as well as opportunities for learning and community-building.
District staff will provide information and answer questions about the expansion project at an upcoming public meeting at the Bend Senior Center on January 31st at 6:30 pm.
Location: 1600 SE Reed Market Road
Total Funding Allocation (estimate): $16.5 million (in today’s dollars)
The district has been saving money for this project for the past four years. The center will be paid for through existing and future tax resources – without any tax increase.
Key Project Milestones:
March – June 2011: Vision and Planning Committee work
December 2012 – March 2013: Master Plan Committee work
May – August 2015: Minor renovations completed
June 2016: Board adopts Capital Improvement Plan with $16.5 million for Larkspur Center project
August 2016: Board approves contract with Barker Rinker Seacat Architects to lead design of the Larkspur Center project
September 2016 – December 2017: Building and site design
Phase One Estimated Completion: TBD
Info Sessions at Bend Senior Center:
Aug. 17, 2016 – completed
Aug. 23, 2016 – completed
Additional Information: For more information about the Larkspur Center project, please call Jim Figurski at (541) 706-6152 or email email@example.com. For media requests please call Julie Brown at (541) 706-6119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.