Public Health Advisory

Bend Park and Recreation District has modified operations due to COVID-19.

Parks and trails remain open with temporary use & social distancing rules.
Playgrounds, sport courts & skateparks closed.
All facilities closed:
including Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend Senior Center, The Pavilion, Art Station, District Office and Park Services.
Spring & summer recreation programs adjusted.

Click for details and COVID-19 information resources.

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Bend Park & Recreation District offers a mix of unique employment opportunities that support what it takes to make parks, trails and programs possible.

It takes a lot of great people and these days, BPRD almost always has job openings to fill in Bend, Oregon. BPRD employs more than 500 people in paid positions spanning the range of a few hours a week to full time, year round or for a season. There are opportunities that work well for people looking to gain experience, parents with young families, retirees and even jobs for night owls.

The variety of these job opportunities is amazing and includes the jobs you might expect like lifeguards, program leaders and landscape maintenance staff, but add to that river recreation specialists, park stewards, and even Zamboni drivers!

If you would like to be notified of future job openings, see our Job Interest Cards page.


To apply for a position at Bend Park and Recreation District, select the job title you are interested in and select the “Apply” link. You will find our job opportunities here.

If this is the first time you are applying with Bend Park & Recreation District, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can create your application. This application can be saved and used to apply for job openings.

Please note the district is no longer accepting paper applications.


If you are a veteran, please review and complete the Veterans’ Preference Form as needed.

Employment Eligibility

In accordance with the 1986 Immigration and Reform Act, proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required upon employment. Bend Park & Recreation District participates in E-Verify to verify identity and United States employment eligibility. For further information, please view the E-Verify document.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Bend Park and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer; therefore, non-job related characteristics such as disability, age, gender, gender identity, genetics, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and religion are not considerations in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation

The district complies with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) laws in its employment process. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any reasonable accommodation you need in order to participate in the district’s employment-related activities. Please provide 48 hours notice to Bend Parks and Recreation District Human Resources Specialist at (541) 706-6132, or through the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) 7-1-1.

For Recruitment and Application Questions:

Our District Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and we are located at 799 SW Columbia Street. Closed holidays.

Natalie Broadus-Beard
Recruiting Manager
Email Natalie Broadus-Beard