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.
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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.
2023-2027 Adopted 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Note: large 9 MB PDF file)
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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)
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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.
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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
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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 Standards– Updated January 2022 (Note: large document, 17 MB)
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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:
- Indigenous, Cultural or Historic
- Native Flora or Natural Feature
- 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.
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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.
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.