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.

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COVID-19 Updates for Bend Park & Recreation District

Updated as of 5:00 pm, March 27, 2020:

Bend Park and Recreation District is in regular communication with public health officials regarding COVID-19 and taking steps to limit community exposure to COVID-19 in accordance with state officials and public health guidance. District leaders are evaluating if the local situation warrants additional operation impacts beyond the measures in place now. Please check back frequently for updates.

For details: Visit our BPRD News page for the most recent news releases.

About Using Parks & Trails

Parks and trails remain open with the following rules in place. Park restrooms are open.

  • Playgrounds, sports courts, exercise equipment and skateparks are closed. This includes pickleball, tennis, basketball, horseshoes and bocce ball courts.
  • Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least 6 feet between people is allowed.
  • Off-leash dog areas, picnic shelters and restrooms remain open.
  • Keep at least 6 feet from others for social distancing.
  • Wash hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • If this is not possible or if you are sick, stay at home – do not use a park or trail.

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

  • Use wide trails to stay six feet from others while passing. Skip the narrow singletrack.
  • Visit less popular trails at less popular times. Most BPRD trails are open 5 am to 10 pm. If you see many people, go elsewhere or at another time.
  • Use trails and paths at nearby parks vs. driving across town or beyond.
  • 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 and no one needs a canine scuffle right now.
  • Go solo or only with members of your household. No groups.
  • While restrooms are open and cleaned regularly, use yours before you leave home.
  • Wash your hands before and after a visit.
  • If you’re sick, stay home.

Servicing of Parks
Park Services staff continue to regularly clean park restrooms and have installed signage in all restrooms cautioning people to wash hands before leaving the restroom.

All Facilities Closed

All BPRD facilities are closed to the public.

  • Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
  • The Pavilion
  • Art Station
  • District Office
  • Park Services
  • Bend Senior Center

Spring Programs Delayed Through April 28

Spring programs delayed: Now through April 28

All spring registration programs will not start until at least April 29. Programs may be offered as abbreviated sports seasons and programs, combined sessions or rescheduling some classes. If you are registered, you will receive additional information directly from the program coordinator. Credits will be issued for any canceled or shortened classes and facility passes will be extended for the duration of the closure. Refunds are available upon request.

Summer Registration Moves to April 20

Summer registration moves to Monday, April 20
  • Summer program registration will open on Monday, April 20.
  • Summer programs can be previewed online now at https://register.bendparksandrec.org/
  • Online Playbook preview will be available Friday, April 3. Our apologies for the additional delay.

About Your Registration & Passes

Credits will be automatically issued for any canceled or shortened classes and facility passes will be automatically extended for the duration of the closure. There is no need for patrons to request credits and extensions. Refunds are available upon request.

Contact Customer Serivce

Contact Customer Service:

Should you need to contact the BPRD Customer Service team, they are available 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday at:
email: info@bendparksandrec.org | phone: (541) 389-7275

COVID-19 Information Resources

COVID-19 Information Resources:

BPRD’s Enhanced Operations:

Prior to the facility closures on March 15, the following measures were undertaken at Bend Park & Recreation District so that visitors can be assured that facilities and programs continue to maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors.

Center for Disease Control Recommendations

The Center for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority recommend the following during this viral episode:

  • Stay at home unless for essential trips.
  • Frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes.
  • 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.
  • Follow guidance of local public health officials as they revise best practices for individual health care.