Public Health Advisory

Statewide two-week freeze for Nov. 18 – Dec. 2:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Bend Senior Center: Temporarily closed.
The Pavilion: No public skating; registered programs only.
The Art Station: Open for childcare only.
Other facilities/offices closed.
Most recreation programs canceled. Childcare and virtual classes continue.

COVID-19 Operations & Requirements:
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The district’s Board of Directors is responsible for developing district goals and setting policy.

  • The board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. See schedule below.
  • The board generally meets in a work session at 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. All work sessions and regular meetings are open to the public, virtually, until pandemic conditions change.
  • To support Governor Brown’s recommendation for physical distancing, the Board of Directors chose to conduct meetings by video and conference call only during the pandemic.
  • Board meetings are held virtually with a recorded live stream, which is available via Bend Park and Recreation Facebook page. Virtual meetings are designated as “Virtual Board Meetings” in the schedule below. View the live stream and/or recorded video available via Bend Park and Recreation Facebook page.
  • When in-person board meetings are able to resume, board meetings will be held at the District Office, 799 SW Columbia St. Members of the community are welcome to attend and to provide in-person public comment.

Work sessions are scheduled for the Board to receive and discuss information regarding district operations, projects and planning to aid in their decision-making process. The Board conducts its business during regular meetings to receive information and take action on district operations such as approving contracts, agreements, policies and procedures.

Public Comment

The Board values public comment as an important component of effective governance of the district and welcomes it through in-person and electronic methods.

Public Comment:

*In response to the COVID-19 closures, public comment will be accepted by email only. Comments should be sent to sheilar@bendparksandrec.org. All public comments received before 3 pm, the date of the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting and entered into public record. Remarks should be limited to 3 minutes or less. If there are questions, follow up will occur after the meeting. 

Work Session: The Board may choose to accept public comment on work session agenda items at the end of their discussion.  Those who wish to address the Board regarding a work session item are asked to complete the public comment card and state their name and address at the beginning of their remarks.  Visitors are asked to limit their remarks to three minutes.

Regular Meeting: The Board welcomes opinions and information from the public about district-related issues at Board meetings. Upon arrival at the meeting, please submit a comment card at the sign-in table. Speakers will have 3 minutes to speak. When invited to the podium, first state your name and if you live within the district. If there are questions to be answered, follow up will occur after the meeting. Due to time constraints, dialogue is not part of the public comment opportunity at meetings.

If you wish to share written materials or letters related to in-person comments must be submitted to board@bendparksandrec.org at least 48 hours before the meeting to allow for review prior to the meeting. Otherwise, written materials will be provided to the Board following the meeting, which may be after Board action.

Email Input: To contact district staff and Board of Director members, email board@bendparksandrec.org. Addresses for each Director are here. Note: input submitted electronically becomes a public record; however, it is not entered into the Board meeting record if it relates to an agenda topic. If you wish to submit public comment for a Board meeting, please join us for in-person public comment.

Executive Session:

The Board may meet in executive session pursuant to state statutes.  Executive sessions are closed to all members of the public except for representatives of the news media.

Board Meeting Dates and Reports

meeting reports & agendas minutes
12/15/2020 Virtual Board Meeting ——————— ———————
12/01/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
11/17/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
11/03/2020 Virtual Board Meeting – Canceled ——————— ———————
10/20/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
10/06/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
09/15/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
09/01/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
08/18/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
08/04/2020 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
07/21/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
07/07/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
06/16/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
06/02/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
05/26/2020 Budget Committee Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
05/19/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
05/05/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
04/21/2020 Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
04/07/2020 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
03/30/2020 Special Session Virtual Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
03/17/2020 Board Meeting – Canceled ——————— ———————
03/13/2020 Special Session Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
03/03/2020 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
02/18/2020 Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
02/04/2020 Board Workshop Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
01/21/2020 Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
01/07/2020 Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
12/15/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
12/01/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
11/17/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
11/03/2020
Virtual Board Meeting – Canceled
10/20/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
10/06/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
09/15/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
09/01/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
08/18/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
08/04/2020
Board Meeting Canceled
07/21/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
07/07/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
06/16/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
06/02/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
05/26/2020
Budget Committee Meeting
05/19/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
05/05/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
04/21/2020
Virtual Board Meeting
04/07/2020
Board Meeting Canceled
03/30/2020
Special Session Virtual Board Meeting
03/17/2020
Board Meeting – Canceled
03/13/2020
Special Session Board Meeting
03/03/2020
Board Meeting Canceled
02/18/2020
Board Meeting
02/04/2020
Board Workshop
01/21/2020
Board Meeting
01/07/2020
Board Meeting