Parks Featuring: Playgrounds

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.

Columbia Park

The park is located along the western edge of the Deschutes River. The park consists of two distinct shelves that step down to the river and a pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge connects to the river trail that runs north and south along the eastern edge of the river. A chain link fence and a steep drop prohibit direct river access.

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.

Blakely Park

Developed in 2002-03 this neighborhood park hosts a very popular playground. The park is in proximity to the Deschutes River and the Central Oregon Canal Trail. The site slopes downhill to the north and has a small on-site parking area on the southern edge.

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.

Harmon Park

Acquired by Bend Kiwanis with a donation from New York philanthropist, William Harmon, this park is located along the Deschutes River across the river from Drake Park. Park features include two softball fields (used as a soccer field in the fall), restrooms and a playground. The Hobby Hut and Boat House now function as an Outdoor Center, the meeting place for many of our outdoor programs. In 2000, this park underwent a major rehabilitation, including a new irrigation system, paver sidewalks, updated playground area, sports backstops and other features to enhance the visitor’s experience.

Harmon Park is also known as the “Boat Park” by the community. This is due to the much-loved boat that has been a longtime fixture in the playground.

NOTICE: Now through Sept. 30th, the boat and other playground features are closed for maintenance. For another great boat to play on, please try the “SS Columbia” or the “Pirate Ship” at Columbia Park. Thank you for your understanding.

Overturf Park

This park is located adjacent to City of Bend Overturf Butte Reservoir property. It provides access to the Cascade Highlands Trail and features a horseshoe pit and playground in addition to benches on sitting plaza. Above this park on Overturf Butte Reservoir you’ll find a dog off-leash area near Skyliner Summit Loop.

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.

Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is a popular neighborhood park that hosts many youth and adult softball games during the spring and summer. The park features open turf, a play area, picnic area, a half court basketball court and a small baseball/softball field. The park has a good view of Pilot Butte making it a popular neighborhood spot to watch the July 4th fireworks.

Juniper Park

This is an older, large park featuring a playground, small softball field, horseshoe pits, restrooms and walking trail. Tennis courts are available on a first come first serve basis. It surrounds Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and contains open grass areas and native conifers. The park is in proximity to Bend High School and Pilot Butte State Park.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

At Juniper Swim & Fitness Center we offer a variety of programs for people of all ages, abilities and interests. From our high quality fitness programs, to our outstanding aquatic programs, you are sure to find just what you’re looking for at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. Come in and check us out!

Jaycee Park

This small neighborhood park is set in an older subdivision located between Highway 97 and the railroad. The site has mature conifer trees and it borders the railroad tracks. A new playground was installed in 2007. The park is within walking distance of Genna Stadium and Kiwanis Park. On-street parking is provided.

Hollygrape Park

This park, dedicated in summer 2004, is located adjacent to Elk Meadow Elementary School within the River Canyon Estates subdivision.  Pedestrian connections and pathways lead to the River Canyon Natural Area, the Deschutes River Trail and surrounding neighborhoods. A portion of the park (.75 acres) lies on Bend La Pine School District property.

Harvest Park

Completed in October 2009, this park features picnic facilities, a playground, open lawn play areas, accessible pathways, and nature trails that wind through preserved natural areas.

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.

Sylvan Park

Similar to Summit Park, Sylvan Park, located on Awbrey Butte, features ample open turf, a small play area, picnic tables, tennis courts and limited off-street parking. Some of the park remains in natural wooded condition. Tennis courts are available for play on a first come first serve basis. A trail connects Sylvan and Summit Parks.

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.

Stover Park

This small, popular neighborhood park features a youth baseball field, playground area and open lawn. New equipment was added to the small playground in 2002. The playground also has several good shade trees and a bench. The baseball field hosts some high school fast pitch softball and little league baseball. The outfield of the ball field is separated from the playground by a tall arborvitae hedge border. The park has a drinking fountain.

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.

Sawyer Uplands Park

This park is located adjacent to the Awbrey Park neighborhood along the river canyon rim. It has a trail connection to the Deschutes River Trail and to Sawyer Park. A portion of the park includes canyon walls, natural areas and a steep ravine. A playground and drinking fountain offer ample opportunity for family fun.

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.

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.

Providence Park

Providence Park is a neighborhood park located in northeast Bend off of Neff Road. Funding for the construction of this park was included in the serial levy passed by District voters in 1995. The park features ample turf, a playground, jogging trail, half-court basketball court and limited off street parking.

Ponderosa Park

The skatepark is open, please note that there’s a high volume of skaters so be prepared to share the park. Practice control and courtesy so that everyone can enjoy the park safely.

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.

Lewis & Clark Park

This park is near High Lakes Elementary School and Central Oregon Community College. It is located in the NorthWest Crossing subdivision and features a playground and basketball court.

Hillside I Park

Hillside Park is perched on the side of Awbrey Butte and offers panoramic views to the south. The park is adjacent to a City of Bend reservoir site, and consists of two separate parcels. It has both neighborhood park amenities and open space with native vegetation.

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).

Woodriver Park

This charming neighborhood park in southwest Bend received an extensive redevelopment in 1997. Features include a playground, picnic tables, open turf area and a half court basketball court. A separate riverfront trail head is located a short walk from the park.

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.

Awbrey Village Park

This neighborhood park in northwest Bend offers a playground as well as regional views to the south and east. The park is close to both Summit and Sylvan Parks.

Three Pines Park

Three Pines Park is a small park in the Three Pines subdivision featuring a “railroad” theme playground structure for young children. This theme is in honor of the lumber rail lines that once ran through this area to Shevlin Park. Trail connections begin at the park for primary trails leading to Shevlin Park. Park customers are encouraged to walk or bike to the park as only accessible parking is available at the park site. A picnic table and trash collection is available at the park.

Foxborough Park

This charming neighborhood park developed in 2002 is located in the Foxborough subdivision just east of Brosterhous Road in south east Bend. This small park is a popular gathering place for local families.

Gardenside Park

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

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.

Canal Row Park

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.