Public Health Advisory

Statewide two-week freeze for Nov. 18 – Dec. 2:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Bend Senior Center: Temporarily closed.
The Pavilion: No public skating; registered programs only.
The Art Station: Open for childcare only.
Other facilities/offices closed.
Most recreation programs canceled. Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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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

Goodrich Pasture Park

1609-1699 NE 11th St, Bend, OR 97701, USA

Haul Road Trail

haul road bend

Hollygrape Park ADA Upgrades

19489 Hollygrape Street, Bend, OR, USA

Juniper Pool Renovation

800 Northeast 6th Street, Bend, OR, USA

Larkspur Community Center

1600 Southeast Reed Market Road, Bend, OR, United States

Northpointe Park

63800 Wellington Street, Bend, OR, USA

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 road map for where and when the district builds new parks, trails and recreation facilities over the next 10 years, and the plan informs the district’s Strategic Plan and the 5-year Capital Improvement Plan which in turn shapes the annual budget.

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.

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

Michelle Healy
Deputy Executive Director
Email Michelle Healy

For land use application coordination letters, please contact:

Sarah Bodo
Park Planner
Email Sarah Bodo

For information about the Community Sponsored Projects Program (projects initiated by engaged citizens and local organizations), please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner
Email Rachel Colton

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

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 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.

2021-2025 Adopted Capital Improvement Plan (Note: large 5.25 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)

If you have any questions about the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, please contact:

Sarah Bodo
Park Planner
Email Sarah Bodo

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:

Sarah Bodo
Park Planner
Email Sarah Bodo

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.

2019-2022 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 Bend Park and Recreation 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.

2019-2020 P&D Development Standards 

If you have further questions regarding the document or the information contained within, please contact:

Brian Hudspeth
Development Manager
Email Brian Hudspeth

current projects

planning & development

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

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 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.

2021-2025 Adopted Capital Improvement Plan (Note: large 5.25 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)

If you have any questions about the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, please contact:

Sarah Bodo
Park Planner
(541) 706-6118
Email Sarah Bodo

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:

Sarah Bodo
Park Planner
(541) 706-6118
Email Sarah Bodo

strategic plan

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:

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.

2019-2022 Strategic Plan

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

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