Public Health Advisory

Modified operations due to COVID-19:
Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules.
Playgrounds and basketball/volleyball courts closed.
All facilities and offices closed.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center limited reopening June 8.

Programs canceled until June 15.
Summer program registration now open.

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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:

*In response to the COVID-19 closures, public comment will be accepted by email only. Comments should be sent to 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 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 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