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Alpenglow Community Park

61049 15th St, Bend, OR 97702, USA

Big Sky Park Expansion

21690 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR, United States

Discovery West

1315 Northwest Discovery Park Drive, Bend, OR, USA

Drake Park Project

777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR 97701, USA

Hollygrape Park ADA Upgrades

19489 Hollygrape Street, Bend, OR, USA

McKay, Miller’s Landing and Columbia Parks (MMC) River Access Project

55 Northwest Riverside Boulevard, Bend, OR, USA

Northpointe Park

63800 Wellington Street, Bend, OR, USA

Park Search Area 4 – Fieldstone Park

Boulder Creek Drive, Bend, OR, USA

Sawyer Park Upgrades

62999 O. B. Riley Road, Bend, OR, USA

The planning and development department plans, designs, and constructs BPRD 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. Community involvement is one of the most important elements of the district’s planning and development work. It is a key element in informing the district’s Comprehensive, Strategic and Capital Improvement Plans, which are discussed in more detail in the tabs below.

If you would like more information regarding the planning and development department, please contact:

Michelle Healy
Deputy Executive Director
Email Michelle Healy

BPRD frequently uses public works contracts to complete project work.  Consultants and contractors can view plans for BPRD’s current projects out for competitive bid at the Premiere Builder’s Exchange – Public Works page.

You can also find more information by clicking here or please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
Email Brian Hudspeth

BPRD develops and maintains a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that is amended each year during the annual budgeting process and is reviewed and revised by the board of directors in order to prioritize the most important needs and to recognize budget constraints. 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 plan is drafted in April and adopted in June for the next Fiscal Year.

2022-26 Adopted 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Note: large 6.6 MB PDF file)

If you have questions regarding the district’s CIP please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
Email Brian Hudspeth

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 adopted the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.

2018 District Comprehensive Plan (Note: 8 MB PDF)

2018 District Comprehensive Plan – Appendices (Note: 6 MB PDF)

For more information about the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, please contact:

Henry Stroud
Trail Planner
Email Henry Stroud

System Development Charges (SDCs) are fees paid by developers on new homes and hotel rooms to help fund the purchase of land and construction of new parks and trails.  These fees ensure that as new residents and visitors are added, everyone can enjoy the same recreational opportunities that the existing community has come to value.  In a place like Bend where population grows quickly, keeping up with that growth is important. Without SDCs, funds would not be available to build new parks or trails. 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 the district’s SDC’s, please contact:

Michelle Healy
Deputy Executive Director
Email Michelle Healy

BPRD’s 2019 Strategic Plan is the operational plan for key areas of focus through 2024. The plan was developed with participation from over 100 staff members and the board of directors. It guides what the district will focus on through 2024, 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 bi-annual updates will be provided to the board and public to reflect each department’s progress.

2019-2024 Strategic Plan

If you have any questions about the 2019 Strategic Plan, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
Email Rachel Colton

The development and design standards serve to guide the district, developers and contractions on the means, methods and materials the district uses most commonly for the development of parks, trails and facilities.  The document is not meant to replace construction documentation for individual projects, but rather to supplement and inform individual projects, and for other projects usually small in nature, these standards may be used for construction.

These standards are updated yearly, or as needed, with new products, means or methods of construction and other updates the district feels best align with community needs.  As new technology and products become available they may be incorporated into the document.

P&D Development StandardsUpdated January 2022 (Note: large document, 17 MB) 

For more information, please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
Email Brian Hudspeth

The BPRD naming process is based upon the adopted 2021 Park, Facility and Trail Naming Policy.  This policy provides guidance for naming of Bend Park and Recreation District (BPRD) assets inclusive of parks, facilities and trails. Names should be positive, relevant, welcoming, fact based and selected from one of the following categories:

  • Geographic
  • Indigenous, Cultural or Historic
  • Native Flora or Natural Feature
  • People
  • Community Organizations

Interim names will be assigned until the naming process can be completed. The naming process includes public outreach, specifically:

  • Neighborhood parks – requests for potential names will be solicited from the applicable Neighborhood Association and its membership, and as part of the  planning and design process.
  • Community and Regional Parks, Facilities and Trails – media and social media channels will be used to communicate an upcoming naming process and solicit  name suggestions from interested community members.

Names suggested by the public and district staff will be reviewed by a board appointed 5-member Naming Committee who will make asset name recommendations to the board. The BPRD board has final approval authority for asset names.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
Email Rachel Colton

Since this program was initiated in 2015, BPRD has partnered with individuals and groups within our community to develop outstanding projects. Community members are critical to the success of our parks, trails and recreation programs, and the new ideas and innovations that citizens foster through Community Sponsored Projects helps BRPD address evolving community needs.

Through the Community Sponsored Projects process, BPRD receives input on new project ideas, innovative ways to provide services, potential private-public partnerships, in-kind or other financial support, and education and outreach opportunities. These projects have and will continue to provide a great opportunity for BPRD to engage with our local community and improve our services.

For information about the Community Sponsored Projects Program, it’s procedures, or to begin the application process, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
Email Rachel Colton

Many land use applications with the City of Bend or Deschutes County require an official coordination letter from the district. Land use applications may trigger requirements for trail or park land dedication and/or development as outlined in City and County codes. Park system development charges (SDCs) are also assessed on residential development, including guest lodging facilities; you can read more about SDC’s by clicking the tab above.

The district will provide a coordination letter upon request after a formal review by our planners. If you would like to request a coordination letter from the district, please download and complete this Land Use submission form and return to Kelsey Schwartz via email with PDFs of the associated development plans and any other supplemental information that will help the district in our review. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for processing a land use coordination letter.

Kelsey Schwartz
Planning & Development Admin Assistant
Email Kelsey Schwartz

 

For further questions or information about City or County land use processes and requirements, please visit the sites below or contact the applicable agency directly.

www.bendoregon.gov/government/city-codes

www.deschutes.org/administration/page/county-code

current projects

bids and rfps

BPRD frequently uses public works contracts to complete project work.  Consultants and contractors can view plans for BPRD’s current projects out for competitive bid at the Premiere Builder’s Exchange – Public Works page.

You can also find more information by clicking here or please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
(541) 706-6137
Email Brian Hudspeth

capital improvement

BPRD develops and maintains a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that is amended each year during the annual budgeting process and is reviewed and revised by the board of directors in order to prioritize the most important needs and to recognize budget constraints. 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 plan is drafted in April and adopted in June for the next Fiscal Year.

2022-26 Adopted 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Note: large 6.6 MB PDF file)

If you have questions regarding the district’s CIP please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
(541) 706-6137
Email Brian Hudspeth

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 adopted the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.

2018 District Comprehensive Plan (Note: 8 MB PDF)

2018 District Comprehensive Plan – Appendices (Note: 6 MB PDF)

For more information about the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, please contact:

Henry Stroud
Trail Planner
(541) 706-6155
Email Henry Stroud

system development charges

System Development Charges (SDCs) are fees paid by developers on new homes and hotel rooms to help fund the purchase of land and construction of new parks and trails.  These fees ensure that as new residents and visitors are added, everyone can enjoy the same recreational opportunities that the existing community has come to value.  In a place like Bend where population grows quickly, keeping up with that growth is important. Without SDCs, funds would not be available to build new parks or trails. 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 the district’s SDC’s, please contact:

Michelle Healy
Deputy Executive Director
(541) 706-6113
Email Michelle Healy

strategic plan

BPRD’s 2019 Strategic Plan is the operational plan for key areas of focus through 2024. The plan was developed with participation from over 100 staff members and the board of directors. It guides what the district will focus on through 2024, including:

Each department will work to accomplish the action items assigned to their team, and bi-annual updates will be provided to the board and public to reflect each department’s progress.

2019-2024 Strategic Plan

If you have any questions about the 2019 Strategic Plan, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
(541) 706-6192
Email Rachel Colton

development standards

The development and design standards serve to guide the district, developers and contractions on the means, methods and materials the district uses most commonly for the development of parks, trails and facilities.  The document is not meant to replace construction documentation for individual projects, but rather to supplement and inform individual projects, and for other projects usually small in nature, these standards may be used for construction.

These standards are updated yearly, or as needed, with new products, means or methods of construction and other updates the district feels best align with community needs.  As new technology and products become available they may be incorporated into the document.

P&D Development StandardsUpdated January 2022 (Note: large document, 17 MB) 

For more information, please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
(541) 706-6137
Email Brian Hudspeth

Naming Process

The BPRD naming process is based upon the adopted 2021 Park, Facility and Trail Naming Policy.  This policy provides guidance for naming of Bend Park and Recreation District (BPRD) assets inclusive of parks, facilities and trails. Names should be positive, relevant, welcoming, fact based and selected from one of the following categories:

Interim names will be assigned until the naming process can be completed. The naming process includes public outreach, specifically:

Names suggested by the public and district staff will be reviewed by a board appointed 5-member Naming Committee who will make asset name recommendations to the board. The BPRD board has final approval authority for asset names.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
(541) 706-6192
Email Rachel Colton

Community Sponsored Projects

Since this program was initiated in 2015, BPRD has partnered with individuals and groups within our community to develop outstanding projects. Community members are critical to the success of our parks, trails and recreation programs, and the new ideas and innovations that citizens foster through Community Sponsored Projects helps BRPD address evolving community needs.

Through the Community Sponsored Projects process, BPRD receives input on new project ideas, innovative ways to provide services, potential private-public partnerships, in-kind or other financial support, and education and outreach opportunities. These projects have and will continue to provide a great opportunity for BPRD to engage with our local community and improve our services.

For information about the Community Sponsored Projects Program, it’s procedures, or to begin the application process, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
(541) 706-6192
Email Rachel Colton

Land Use

Many land use applications with the City of Bend or Deschutes County require an official coordination letter from the district. Land use applications may trigger requirements for trail or park land dedication and/or development as outlined in City and County codes. Park system development charges (SDCs) are also assessed on residential development, including guest lodging facilities; you can read more about SDC’s by clicking the tab above.

The district will provide a coordination letter upon request after a formal review by our planners. If you would like to request a coordination letter from the district, please download and complete this Land Use submission form and return to Kelsey Schwartz via email with PDFs of the associated development plans and any other supplemental information that will help the district in our review. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for processing a land use coordination letter.

Kelsey Schwartz
Planning & Development Admin Assistant
(541) 706-6106
Email Kelsey Schwartz

 

For further questions or information about City or County land use processes and requirements, please visit the sites below or contact the applicable agency directly.

www.bendoregon.gov/government/city-codes

www.deschutes.org/administration/page/county-code