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Mask Mandates: In accordance with the state of Oregon mandate, masks are required in BPRD indoor public spaces for all patrons regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required outdoors when 6-feet of distancing cannot be consistently maintained. This is for all ages 5+.  Cooperation is greatly appreciated by your park and recreation district employees serving you. 

COVID-19 Updates for Bend Park & Recreation District

Updated Sept. 1:

Parks and trails are open. All BPRD facilities are open.

See BPRD Contact page for hours and details.
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The district has and will continue to follow Oregon Health Authority guidance in all recreation programs and facilities. Currently this means that masks are required in all indoor facilities and programs. Masks are also required outdoors when 6-feet of distancing cannot be consistently maintained. There are several exceptions to the state-wide mask requirement including when practicing or playing competitive sports and when actively swimming or participating in other water sports. Masks are also not required outdoors in childcare programs, especially where efforts are made to encourage distancing.

Regardless of the exceptions, we encourage all participants and volunteers to wear a mask, even when not required. Doing so is a proactive step that can be voluntarily taken in order to stand a better chance of not becoming infected with this highly contagious virus. With the current surge, health professionals are encouraging this step, and it may help prevent you and others from having to miss parts of the activity that you enjoy.

It is important that you and your child arrive at activities with a mask on and always have a mask with you in case it is required. We will be asking people to wear masks when not actively engaged in an exempt activity. For example, sports participants will be asked to wear a mask before and after practice and during breaks when they are not activity participating or distanced.

In the event that there is a positive COVID case in a program, we will determine close contacts in partnership with Deschutes County Health Services, and send letters to those affected with recommendations on quarantine and absence from programs or facilities.

Most important, please do not attend or bring your child if you or they have been directly exposed to COVID or are not feeling well.

See FAQs below for more details.

Visiting Parks & Trails

For parks, trails and amenities:

Masks are required outdoors when 6-feet of distancing cannot be consistently maintained. Additionally, private vendors and event staff with reservations in parks may require face coverings.

If you are sick, stay at home – do not use a park or trail.

Important reminders for playground users:

  • Playground equipment is not sanitized by the park district.
  • Playground visitors are encouraged to wash hands before and after visiting a playground.
  • Distancing is recommended.
  • Any individuals who are sick or may have contacted someone with COVID-19 should stay home.

Distancing on the trails done right. Tips for getting outside for some exercise:

  • Visit less popular trails at less busy times. Most BPRD trails are open 5 am to 10 pm. If crowded, go elsewhere or at another time.
  • Offer a wide berth when passing and if approaching from behind, say a friendly “hello, passing on your left.”
  • Keep your dog on leash. It’s the law in Bend.

Recreation Facilities, Face Coverings and Vaccination Verification

In accordance with the state of Oregon mandate, masks are required in BPRD indoor public spaces for all patrons regardless of vaccination status. This is for all ages 5+.

Masks are required at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center outdoor pools and deck area and The Pavilion outdoor rink area for everyone age 5+.

What are details about outdoor sports?

Masks are required outdoors when 6-feet of distancing cannot be consistently maintained. There are several exceptions to the state-wide mask requirement including when practicing or playing competitive sports and when actively swimming or participating in other water sports. Masks are also not required outdoors in childcare programs, especially where efforts are made to encourage distancing.

Regardless of the exceptions, we encourage all participants and volunteers to wear a mask, even when not required. Doing so is a proactive step that can be voluntarily taken in order to stand a better chance of not becoming infected with this highly contagious virus. With the current surge, health professionals are encouraging this step, and it may help prevent you and others from having to miss parts of the activity that you enjoy.

It is important that you and your child arrive at activities with a mask on and always have a mask with you in case it is required. We will be asking people to wear masks when not actively engaged in an exempt activity. For example, sports participants will be asked to wear a mask before and after practice and during breaks when they are not activity participating or distanced.

Indoor Youth Programs and Summer Camps

Face coverings for indoor youth programs:
Indoor youth activities, including Kids Inc and Art Station programs as examples, still require masks. Some programs, such as Kids Inc, don’t require masks outdoors in accordance with school district rules.

Summer camps:
We are following guidance from OHA which requires masks indoors for summer camps.

Large Sports Tournaments & Community Events

Community events and sport tournaments are currently being scheduled and planned to meet all restrictions and guidance put out by OHA. While some tournaments and events will be held in a modified manner, some organizers have elected to cancel their event for 2021.

  • Please see the community events calendar for details. If you’re interested in a specific event or tournament,  it is recommended you contact the organizer or visit their website directly.

  • View park and facility rental information now.

Contact Customer Service

Contact Customer Service:

Should you need to contact the BPRD Customer Service team, they are available:

Customer Service Hours:

Mon - Thu: 5:30 am  - 8:30 pm
Fri: 5:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Questions? Contact:

Customer Service
General Inquiries: (541) 389-7275
Fitness/Swim: (541) 388-1133

Email Customer Service

Community Health Guidance

The Center for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority recommend the following precautions related to COVID-19:

  • Stay at home unless for essential trips.
  • Frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Practice proper distancing and stay at least six feet from others.
  • Wear face coverings as required.
  • Stay home when you feel sick, especially if you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms.
  • If you feel sick, call ahead to your healthcare provider to discuss whether you need to be seen and follow their advice to avoid public spaces.

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