Groups & Families

Help Care for Parks, Trails & Off Leash Areas

Volunteers help keep Bend’s parks, trails and off leash areas beautiful and safe places for everyone to enjoy!

Adopt-a-Park or Trail or Off Leash Area Program:
Groups, businesses, schools and families can adopt a park, off leash area or section of Bend’s urban trail system.

Volunteers commit to helping care for their adopted space by visiting regularly throughout the year – picking up litter and keeping an eye out for vandalism, weather damage and potential safety hazards. Volunteers are asked to make at least a one year commitment and complete a monthly volunteer activity report.

Contact BPRD for more information about parks and trail sections that may be available for adoption.

Current Adopt-a-Park and Trail volunteers: Click here to submit a Adopt-a-Park/Trail Visit Report

Group Park Projects:
Volunteer groups make a big difference with supporting the care of parks and trails!

BPRD welcomes groups to schedule one-day, seasonal projects. Projects may be available from late March thru mid-June and Labor Day thru October, depending on the weather.

Projects vary based on the size of the group, the season and current BPRD needs. Projects can include spreading bark mulch, trimming plant debris or raking planting areas, helping with planting, or refreshing chips in playground areas.

Groups are asked to contact BPRD at least one month in advance of their preferred project date. We will let you know if we have any current projects that might be a good fit for your group. Staff will support the group’s efforts and will provide landscape tools and materials as needed for the project.

To find out more about a project for your group, contact BPRD Volunteer Coordinator at kim@bendparksandrec.org  or 541-706-6127.

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