Farewell Bend is located along the Deschutes River near the base of the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge. The park features a canoe launch and natural marsh areas. It has become a popular launching location for float trips on the river. The Deschutes River Trail runs the length of the park and connects the park to the Old Mill District to the northeast, to Riverbend Park across the river and to the new South Canyon Trail Bridge to the south. There are two viewing shelters, a boardwalk along the river, interpretive signage and a playground which Kiwanis assisted in building.A large picnic shelter with a capacity of 36 is available in addition to two small shelters which accommodate 4 each.
Featuring the Bend Heroes Memorial, this riverfront park is the gateway to one of Bend’s historic neighborhoods.
A small, developed park next to Harmon Park and across the river from Drake Park via a pedestrian bridge. The park celebrates the history of Bend’s Water Pageant. The site has two designated ADA parking stalls and the remaining parking is along the street.
Re-opened in fall of 2016, McKay Park was extensively renovated to support use and access to the Bend Whitewater Park. Renovations include a restroom, plaza, trail connections to the Deschutes River Trail, a play beach and natural play area.
Donated to the district by Dean and Lily Hollinshead, this former working ranch retains much of its original pioneer charm. Located in northeast Bend, the park features several original outbuildings including the renovated Hollinshead Barn and the Share Croppers House, now a museum. Park amenities include an off-leash dog park, community garden and picnicking.
This charming urban park is located in a small business and residential area just west and up hill from McKay Park in southwest Bend. The park features a central plaza area with bench seating, turf area and a miniature wetland. The park also has an interesting four season clock sculpture. Hixon Park Block is a nice place to enjoy a sack lunch on a warm summer day.
Completed in 2009, Riverbend Park is a special community gathering place that celebrates the Deschutes River, provides a special events venue, provides public river access and conserves the native riparian landscape. This riverfront park features large open lawn areas, a sandy beach, public restrooms, a picnic shelter and fully accessible walking trails.
A large community park in NE Bend, Pine Nursery Park includes a sports complex for field sports, natural areas, fitness trails, disc golf course, bike trails, a 14-acre off-leash area, pickleball courts and room for future expansion.
Al Moody Park includes amenities such as a “tree house” play garden, a train engine for pre-school age children, half-court basketball, picnic tables and shelter, paved walkways, a wood fiber fitness trail, turf play area, winter sledding area and basic park amenities (trash receptacles, dog station, signs, bike racks, benches).
This popular downtown community gathering place hosts many events throughout the spring, summer and fall, including the District’s Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration.
Opened in the fall of 2016, Canal Row Park is a neighborhood park at the corner of Butler Market and Brinson Blvd in northeast Bend. It features walking trails and a variety of picnic and play areas, including a seasonal water play area that celebrates the history of canals in Central Oregon.