Larkspur Center

Project Overview:
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, fitness facilities and indoor walking track, as well as opportunities for learning and community-building.

Current Update: The project is in the design and program refinement phase.

Location: 1600 SE Reed Market Road

Total Funding Allocation (estimate): $21.4 million (in today’s dollars)

Funding Sources:
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 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
2018/2019: Construction

Info Sessions at Bend Senior Center:
Aug. 17, 2016   – completed
Aug. 23, 2016  – completed
Jan. 30, 2017  – completed

Larkspur Center board presentation – Feb. 7, 2017

Additional Information: For more information about the Larkspur Center project, please call Julie Brown at (541) 706-6119 or email