Riley Ranch Nature Reserve

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve
Bond-Funded Project

 

BPRD Phase Four Construction

 

Overview: To design and develop a 184-acre regional park with visitor facilities including trails, overlooks, interpretive exhibits and parking. View Riley Ranch Image Gallery.

Current Update: Construction is underway at Riley Ranch Nature Reserve.

For safety reasons, the Riley Ranch property remains closed to public access until the park is formally opened.

For the Riley Ranch Nature Reserve project map, click here.

Location: Glen Vista Rd and OB Riley Rd in northwest Bend

Total Estimated Budget: $3,740,000

Total Estimated Construction Budget: $3,350,000

Funding Sources:

Bond: $740,000

SDCs: $3,000,000

Estimated Completion: Early 2018

Background: Located in northwest Bend along the east side of the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve is comprised of 184 acres which were formerly used as a ranch and purchased by the District in three acquisitions in 2010 and 2013. Appearing relatively untouched in some places, the land features open meadows, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs and the river’s rocky canyon. View Riley Ranch Image Gallery.

Adjacent to Tumalo State Park, the property offers connectivity with the Deschutes River Trail from the state park south to Archie Briggs Canyon on Awbrey Butte. Once completed, the trail will extend all the way from the park to Pioneer Park in downtown Bend.

Additional Information: For more information on Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, please contact Brian Hudspeth, Development Manager, at Brian@bendparksandrec.org or (541) 706-6137

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