Planning and Development
The Planning and Development Department plans, designs and constructs parks, trails and recreation facilities for our growing community. Staff uses population data, development data and public input to understand which areas of our community need park and recreation amenities immediately, in the short‐term, and in the longer‐term.
Every five to seven years, planning staff update the District’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan serves as the roadmap for where and when the District builds new parks, trails and recreation facilities over the next 10 years. The Comprehensive Plan informs the District’s Strategic Plan and the 5-year Capital Improvement Plan which in turn shapes the annual budget. The District’s Board of Directors most recently adopted the 2018 Comprehensive Plan in July of 2018.
Community involvement is one of the most important elements of the District’s planning and development work. The public helps shape the future of the community by sharing their aspirations and concerns about parks and recreation with staff.
The District seeks public input on each project through one or more of the following techniques:
- Interviews in parks
- Focus groups
- Neighborhood meetings
- Community meetings
- Comment cards
- The District’s website
If you would like more information regarding the Planning and Development Department, please contact:
Capital Improvement Plan
The Bend Park and Recreation District develops and maintains a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that is amended each year during the annual budgeting process. The CIP is a planning tool designed to guide the implementation of the District’s Comprehensive Plan and to provide for the acquisition and development of parks and recreation facilities during the succeeding five-year period. The CIP is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors and revised to prioritize the most important needs and to recognize budget constraints.
Click below to view:
2019-2023 Adopted Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Note: large 8.25 MB PDF file)
District Comprehensive Plan
The District’s Comprehensive Plan is a tool used by park planners and the Board of Directors to plan for growth in park, trail, facility and recreation program demands. Based on input from the community, the plan helps guide the future of the District over a ten-year time frame.
The District created its first comprehensive plan in 1980 which was subsequently reviewed and updated in 1986, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2012.
After two years of work and over 17,000 public comments, the District’s Board of Directors recently adopted the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.
The current version of the Comprehensive Plan can be viewed via this link:
2018 District Comprehensive Plan (Note: 8 MB PDF)
2018 District Comprehensive Plan – Appendices (Note: 6 MB PDF)
If you have any questions about the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, please contact:
System Development Charges (SDC) are fees charged when a new residence is built. Through this fee, newcomers to the community pay their share of the costs to build the new parks, trails and recreation facilities needed to serve them. The SDC fees are reviewed each year and adjusted based on an index of current land and construction costs.
If you have any questions about System Development Charges, please contact:
The Bend Park and Recreation District’s 2019 strategic plan is the operational plan for how the district will function for the next three years. The plan was developed with participation from over 100 staff and the board of directors. It guides what the district will focus upon through 2022, including:
- Being sufficiently staffed with well-qualified employees in all positions
- Employees have an opportunity to learn and grow
- A workforce that is heard, informed, involved and valued
- The district is strategic about partnerships
- A community better informed about the district
- District services that are accessible to all
- Providing exceptional customer and community experiences
- Having staffing levels consistent with district growth
- Balancing care for existing infrastructure and new development
- Being a local leader in environmental stewardship
- Financial well-being supported by strong business practices
Each department will work to accomplish the action items assigned to their team, and the plan will be updated several times a year to reflect each department’s progress.
If you have any questions about the 2019 Strategic Plan, please contact: