Public Health Advisory

Bend Park and Recreation District has modified operations due to COVID-19.

Parks and trails remain open with temporary use & social distancing rules.
Playgrounds, sport courts & skateparks closed.
All facilities closed:
including Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend Senior Center, The Pavilion, Art Station, District Office and Park Services.
Spring & summer recreation programs adjusted.

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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 at the District Office, 799 SW Columbia, 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 and members of the community are welcome to attend.
  • To support Governor Brown’s recommendation for social distancing, the Board of Directors can choose to conduct meetings by video and conference call only. See schedule below. View live stream available via Bend Park and Recreation Facebook page.

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:

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
04/21/2020 Board Meeting ——————— ———————
04/07/2020 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
03/30/2020 Special Session Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
03/17/2020 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
03/13/2020 Special Session Board Meeting Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
03/03/2020 Board Meeting Canceled ——————— ———————
02/18/2020 Board Meeting Report Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
02/04/2020 Board Workshop Report Meeting Report dowmlaod ———————
01/21/2020 Board Meeting Report Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
01/07/2020 Board Meeting Report Meeting Report dowmlaod Minutes dowmlaod
04/21/2020
Board Meeting
04/07/2020
Board Meeting Canceled
03/30/2020
Special Session 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 Report
02/04/2020
Board Workshop Report
01/21/2020
Board Meeting Report
01/07/2020
Board Meeting Report