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The Community Relations team connects journalists with information and sources for interviews about Bend Park and Recreation District. Contact us to receive news releases and to request interviews.

Julie Brown
Communications & Community Relations Manager
Email Julie Brown

Public records requests

Requests for public records are facilitated by the assistant to the Executive Director. To help us facilitate your request, please fill out and return the Public Records Request Form.

Sheila Reed
Assistant to the Executive Director

Email Sheila Reed

Access to events and facilities

Media credentials are not required for access to District events and facilities; however, we appreciate a heads up in advance so we can facilitate access and interview requests. Please contact us at (541) 389-7275 as soon as you get a story assignment and we’ll do our best to accommodate even last-minute requests.


Requests for District images and rights to use should be directed to the Marketing Department:

Colleen McNally
Marketing Manager

Email Colleen McNally

Commercial Film Permits

Commercial Photography/Videography/Film Permit – $50 per day, plus any necessary reservation and rental fees.

  1. A single professional photographer with a portable camera does not require a permit or district notification.
  2. Professional media production or activity requires a scope of activity and possible evidence of prescribed liability insurance based on risk. Should production require exclusive use of parkland, staff time or other district resources, a permit, park reservation and associated fees apply.
  3. For film permits, please complete and submit a BPRD Commercial Film/Photography/Videography Permit Request.
  4. For photo or film productions requiring insurance, learn more about the Certificate of Liability Insurance requirements.

Questions about using a park or facility for a commercial shoot? Contact the Marketing Department for questions.

Becky Rexford
Rentals & Events Supervisor

Email Becky Rexford


There is free Wi-Fi at all District indoor facilities. Parks and trails are unlikely to have Wi-Fi.


For other matters, contact our Community Relations team help regarding:

Community Relations

Julie Brown
Communications & Community Relations Manager
Email Julie Brown

Volunteering with BPRD

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor
Email Kim Johnson

Marketing & Advertising

Colleen McNally
Marketing Manager
Email Colleen McNally

Marketing & Website