Public Health Advisory

Modified operations due to COVID-19:
Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules.
Basketball courts closed | Playgrounds open

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Fitness and swimming open
Summer registration open and programs underway
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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Recreation programs and activities

Many summer recreation programs and activities are now available. Click on the registration tab for up-to-date information and availability. Bend Park and Recreation District follows the regulations and guidance of the Oregon Health Authority for all programs and activities including:

  • Maintaining six feet of distancing from others at all times.
  • Limiting gathering sizes and keeping small groups consistent for the duration of the program.
  • Minimizing sharing equipment and player/participant contact.
  • Frequent hand washing or sanitizing by staff and participants.
  • Additional cleaning and sanitation processes daily and more frequently at times.
  • Use of face coverings – required indoors for staff and participants ages 5 and up. Outdoors, staff are required to wear face coverings at all times and children ages 5 and up need face coverings outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Health screening for some programs.
Learn More.

KIDS INC | Grades: K – 5


CONVENIENT: Great program for working parents to meet your family’s child care needs.

NO TRANSPORTATION NEEDED: Co-located program at school demonstrates close partnership between school district and park district to help children thrive.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Games and play promote movement and fitness.

SKILL BUILDING: Creative, theme-based enrichment activities that challenge children and encourage problem solving.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF: Dedicated to the care and safety of your child. Staff engage and interact with participants while being positive role models and mentors. All staff are trained in youth development, CPR/first aid and receive background checks.

Register for KIDS INC. | Sept. 2020 - June 2021


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Early Release Wednesday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm
FEES: $20.00 per child for each program. (Non-refundable)

Visit BPRD recreation facilities or District Office in person
or online at KIDS INC. Online Registration
Activity # 401131

Registration Opens: May 18 – 22
Reserve your child’s spot this spring. Registration dates/schools all open at 8:00 am each day.

  • May 18: Highland and Ensworth
  • May 19: Ponderosa, Bear Creek and Miller
  • May 20: Buckingham, Juniper and Silver Rail
  • May 21: Pine Ridge, Lava Ridge and North Star
  • May 22: Elk Meadow, High Lakes and Jewell

MONTHLY FEES: $169.00 per child per month (Flat fee. Fee is not prorated for the number of days in the month or days used.)

2020-21 SCHOOLS: Bear Creek, Buckingham, Elk Meadow, Ensworth, Highland, High Lakes, Jewell, Juniper, Lava Ridge, Miller, North Star, Pine Ridge, Ponderosa, Silver Rail

1. Pay the non-refundable fee to hold your spot (online or in person).
2. Pay the monthly fee for the month you are signing up for online at the KIDS INC. Monthly Payment page by the first of each month.

(You can fill out a KIDS INC. reserve form on your computer with the fillable forms below and email them to us. In order for the form to work you need to have the free Adobe 9 Reader. Download here:

School and Program Cancellation and Delays for KIDS INC.

  • KIDS INC follows school schedule and will be open days that school is in session.
  • Whenever school is closed due to an emergency (weather or otherwise) KIDS INC will be closed as well.
  • School closures are announced on local radio stations, TV and the school district’s hot line.
    • Hotline Numbers: English 541-323-7669 or Spanish 541-355-0044.
  • When in question please be sure to check with one of these resources.
  • If school is cancelled after the children have already started their day the school will send all children home. You will need to make other arrangements for your child’s care.

Questions? Contact our staff.

Becky Curfew
Youth Recreation Coordinator

Email Becky Curfew

RECZONE | Discontinued

RECZONE was discontinued in 2019.

Operation Recreation – School Year | Grades: K – 5

No School Days program at Pine Ridge Elementary and Ponderosa Elementary.

Operation Recreation meets the needs of the working parent and the fun seeking child! This program operates on non-school days for kindergarten through 5th grade. Children enjoy a variety of enrichment activities and daily field trips. Learn more & register.

Program Information

Location: Locations vary by year, view at Activity link below.

Activity: 307400

Times: Weekdays: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fee: $45 ID/$54 OD per day

No-School Days: view at Activity link above.


Questions? Contact our staff.

Eric Denzler
Outdoor Program Coordinator

Email Eric Denzler

Summer Buddies | Ages: 3 – 5

Includes daily swimming!

Join Summer Buddies for the best summer ever! Children will enjoy afternoons swimming, outdoor games, arts and crafts and more! Summer Buddies is a great boost before Preschool or Kindergarten!  Register or learn more.

Program Information

Note: No prior swimming experience necessary. Children must be fully potty trained to attend this program.

Location: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Activity: 205600

Days: Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays, from 1:30 – 3:45 pm

For additional information, contact:

Clare Gordon
Assistant Manager

Email Clare Gordon

Busy Buddies Preschool | Ages: 3 – 5

Includes weekly swim lessons and yoga movement!

Busy Buddies Preschool, for children ages 3-5, is designed to encourage the development of social skill and a positive self–esteem through a variety of fun, creative and healthy activities. In a small group setting, children will enjoy arts and crafts, dramatic play, show and tell, circle time and more. Basic educational concepts are introduced such as a numbers, letters, phonics and more.  Register or learn more.

Program Information

Note: No prior swimming experience necessary. Children must be fully potty-trained to attend this program.

2020-21 Registration opens May 18. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.

Location: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Activity: 405601

Days & Times: Classes are offered Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays from 1:15 – 4:00 pm.

2020-21 Monthly Fee: $200.00 ID $240.00 OD per child, 2 days per week
(payment is due by the 5th of each month)

Dates: Sept. 14, 2020 – June 11, 2021

For additional information, contact:

Clare Gordon
Assistant Manager

Email Clare Gordon

The PAC at the Pavilion | Ages: 8 – 13

During the summer, the PAC takes over The Pavilion – Bend’s newest and most exciting recreation center! Each day is different as you get to choose what you want to do!  There are always awesome choices whether you want to “play hard or chill out.” Learn more on The PAC webpage.

We’re talking sports, water play, floating the river, cool art projects, outdoor adventures, your favorite games and just hanging out with friends, both old and new. PAC participants will even get to create activities and special events!

Monday – Friday: 6/15 – 9/4 (no program 7/3)

Full-day: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Multi-visit and season passes available.

Youth & Teen Enrichment | Ages: 6 – 17

Check our current offerings in: Youth Enrichment

Whether your child is looking for an adventure or an opportunity to learn new skills our enrichment programs are as varied as the youth we serve. Depending upon your child’s age they may choose from Art, Martial Arts, Spanish, Skateboarding, Music, Theatre, Cooking, Baking or Do-It-Yourself.

For teens, we provide opportunities for challenge, adventure and exploration in a safe, guided environment. Depending upon your teen’s age they may choose from Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Fencing, Cooking, Art, Theatre or more.