Located in northwest Bend along the east side of the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve is composed of 184 acres of former private ranch land. 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. The park is host to […]
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.
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.
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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 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.
A new community park located within the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A large park stretching along both sides of the Deschutes River. Formerly a state park dedicated to the District in 1980. The park is connected by trail to Sawyer Uplands Neighborhood Park and River Glenn Natural Area. A footbridge over the river leads to the Deschutes River Trail and connections to First Street Rapids Park, Sawyer Uplands Park and Archie Briggs Natural Area. The site is adjacent to the Rivers Edge golf course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This popular downtown community gathering place hosts many events throughout the spring, summer and fall, including the District’s Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration.
Crossing both east and west sides of the Deschutes River, First Street Rapids Park is a popular river access point for canoes and kayaks. The park is located at the end of NW First Street as well as the end of NW Revere. The Deschutes River Trail runs through the park and connects north to Sawyer Park and south to Pioneer Park via a pedestrian bridge.
The park and points north and south along the river are well-known for wildlife activity including river otters, beavers and a multitude of bird species including trumpeter swans, bald eagles, ospreys and migratory birds.
The stadium facility has a 3,500 seating capacity and is leased to the Bend Elks, a private baseball club. The stadium is named after former BPRD Executive Director, Vince Genna, who began his career in Bend as a baseball coach.
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.
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.