Parks Featuring: Large Picnic Shelter

Stone Creek Park

Stone Creek is located in SE Bend and directly West of Silver Rail Elementary School. This park is defined by iconic basalt lava features which form a mini butte-like natural area in the center of the park with sweeping views southeast to China Hat Butte and the Newberry Crater complex. A majority of the six-plus […]

Farewell Bend Park

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.

Compass Park

Compass Park is located within the NorthWest Crossing and provides a central gathering place for the neighborhood. Site features include a unique playground, a large picnic shelter (capacity 24) with adjacent plaza area, open lawn play areas and trails through natural areas. A portable toilet is on site.

The picnic shelter at this park can be reserved.

Boyd Park

Located in north east Bend, Boyd Park provides an interesting combination of developed areas and wild spaces. The developed portions of the park feature open lawn play areas, a picnic pavilion, a children’s playground and a half-court basketball court. The wild spaces of the park include soft surface trails that wind through native landscapes with rock outcroppings and superb mountain and desert views.

Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park

The district has partnered with Oregon State Parks to bring neighborhood park amenities to this park situated on the east side of Pilot Butte State Park. It features a playground, picnic shelter, turf field, restrooms and access to the Larkspur and Pilot Butte trails.

Aspen Hall

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Discovery Park

A new community park located within the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood.

Orchard Park

Bend Park & Recreation has worked closely with the Orchard Neighborhood Association to design park features including a small soccer field, a play “garden” for all children, a picnic area with shade gazebo and capacity for 8, half-court basketball, multi-use trails and neighborhood connections. A portable toilet is on site. A grove of giant sequoia, an oak forest and an autumn orchard should help lure the neighbors back outdoors. The proximity of nearby apartments, a private school and daycare center make this park a popular spot.

Mountain View Park

Completed in 2007, this site is located in the midst of a rapidly growing area with a mix of single and multifamily housing. This park features large open lawn play areas, fully accessible walking trails, a play ground, picnic shelter with capacity for 8, and half-court basketball. Mountain views and views of Pilot Butte make this park perfect for picnics. A portable toilet is on site.

Larkspur Park

As a companion to the Bend Senior Center, the park offers traditional neighborhood park amenities plus some community features to create a multi-generational atmosphere attracting park visitors from all areas of Bend. Rotary Clubs of Bend funded the construction of an “all children’s playground” in Larkspur Park, to celebrate the Centennial of the Bend Rotary Clubs.

Sun Meadow Park

Developed in 2005 and located within a new neighborhood adjacent to Jewell Elementary School, this park features a picnic shelter, basketball court and playground.

Skyline Sports Complex

This heavily used sports facility includes four lighted softball/soccer fields, restrooms, drinking fountain, picnic shelter with a capacity of 32, outdoor basketball courts and ample off-street parking. A small playground is located near the north ball field. This facility hosts many District programs and sports camps, adult softball tournaments and youth sports leagues.

Shevlin Park

This cherished, 652-acre regional park was donated to the community in 1920. Although the park has a paved road, three developed picnic sites and Aspen Hall within its boundaries, most of the park remains undeveloped. Tumalo Creek rambles through the park with several foot bridges providing opportunities to cross over to the east side of the park.

Rockridge Park

This undeveloped site is located along NE 18th Street adjacent to the Sky View Middle School. It is surrounded on the west and south by rapidly developing residential neighborhoods. The landscape is typical Central Oregon high desert characterized by juniper, sage, bitterbrush and lava rock outcrops.

Riverbend Park

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.

Quail Park

This park is located west of Central Oregon Community College and Mt. Washington Drive. The site is surrounded by single-family residential development. Approximately half of the site was preserved in native conifer cover with pedestrian connections to the adjacent neighborhoods.

Pine Ridge Park

This new neighborhood park located in southwest Bend includes an open turf space, a play “garden” for children, and a picnic area with shade shelter, multi-use trails and neighborhood connections.

Pine Nursery Park

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.

Wildflower Park

This new neighborhood park was constructed on a developer agreement in 2004. It has pedestrian connections to River Rim Park, Hollygrape Park, River Canyon Natural Area, Elk Meadow Elementary School and the Deschutes River Trail.

Gardenside Park

This park, east of 27th Street, features a playground, picnic shelter and access to neighborhood green space.

Pioneer Park

One of Bend’s oldest parks, Pioneer Park hosts many picnics and weddings during the spring, summer and fall. This riverfront park features a covered group picnic area, a formal rose garden, open lawn areas and river front woods.

Al Moody Park

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).

Big Sky Park – Luke Damon Sports Complex

Big Sky Luke Damon Sports Complex, located just east of Bend’s UGB and adjacent to Buckingham Elementary School, is a multi-purpose athletic facility that is capable of supporting a multitude of sporting activities including soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and even adult kickball. This park also includes a BMX track, off-leash dog park and natural area.

Miller’s Landing Park

Situated across the Deschutes River from McKay Park, Miller’s Landing Park is Bend’s newest riverfront park. Miller’s Landing is a great park for picnicking, viewing the river and Old Mill District activities or perhaps a game of Frisbee. Accessible via streets and trails, the park features a section of the Deschutes River Trail, connecting the Riverside neighborhood to the Old Mill.