Shevlin Park: Small Pile Burning Underway

Monday, Dec. 6 & Tuesday, Dec. 7: BPRD crews are conducting small pile burning operations in Shevlin Park. Some smoke may be visible. The park remains open.

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Bend Park and Recreation District Community Events

The District offers several community events each year including our Old Fashioned July 4th Pet Parade & Festival, Discover Nature Day, Wellness Fair and more!

Winter Solstice Celebration | All ages | $6 with canned food donation | Friday, December 17, 2021, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in December when we kick off two weeks of holiday skate sessions with The Winter Solstice Celebration at The Pavilion. The event features skating, treats and cocoa, raffles, a photo booth and performances by Bend Ice Figure Skating Club. Skaters receive a special $6 rate with a canned food donation to Neighbor Impact’s Food Bank. Learn more.

2021 July 4th Pet Parade and Festival

The 2021 July 4th Pet Parade and Old Fashioned Festival are cancelled. While the public health situation is improving, district leaders concluded it is not feasible to provide a safe and enjoyable community event of this size.

We look forward to resuming these annual traditions in 2022.

Image of people and dogs in the Fourth of July Pet Parade, hosted by Bend Park and Recreation District.

Days of Play | Ages: 4 – 10 | Free | Canceled for 2021

Presented by Bend Park and Recreation Foundation

Sponsored by the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation, Days of Play runs at various parks in the community on weekdays from June through August. Children in the community have the opportunity to participate in crafts, water play, field games, sports activities and much more. Come enjoy these great recreational activities at no cost.

Days of Play parks are also Bend-La Pine School District summer lunch program locations, too!

Note: This program may be canceled without prior notice due to bad weather. Days of Play is not a daycare program and should not be used as such. Every child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a person over the age of 16. This program does not require registration. Children may come and go as they wish. Because of the popularity of this program, take-home activities will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and limited to one per child.


Let’s Picnic | All ages | Free | Canceled for 2021

It’s time again for Let’s Picnic!  held July through August on fun-filled Wednesday evenings in your neighborhood! And, it’s all for FREE!

Pack a picnic and gather with friends and family for a delightful evening of live music, games and art activities in your local park! To top it all off, we’ll even bring the ice cream treats! Feel free to bring a blanket and/or chairs (please no glass or alcohol).

Image of musicians playing at a free Let's Picnic event in Bend.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center Kids Triathlon | Ages: 4 – 15 | TBD August 2022

Swim! Bike! Run! Do a triathlon! The swimming portion of this non-timed event will be held in the safety of a supervised pool. The mountain biking and running portions will be held in Juniper Park. The event focuses on sportsmanship and making new friends. All abilities are welcome. Build your skills and get ready for the race by signing up for one of the four weekly clinics.

Kids Triathlon Event Details

 Tentative Event Schedule for 2021:

  • 8:00 am – JSFC opens
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am – Onsite registration available (may be limited)
  • 9:00 am – Mandatory athlete meeting
  • 9:30 am – Triathlon begins

Race Lengths:

  • 4 – 6 year olds:  25 meter swim, 1/3 mile bike, 400 yard run
  • 7 – 9 year olds:  50 meter swim, 1 mile bike, 800 yard run
  • 10 – 12 year olds:  100 meter swim, 1.5 mile bike, 1 mile run
  • 13 – 15 year olds:  200 meter swim, 2 mile bike, 1.5 mile run

Holiday Craft & Gift Bazaar – FREE | Canceled for 2021

Join for more than 11,000 square feet of holiday shopping! Local crafters, gift sellers and artisans with unique one-of-a-kind wares for sale.

Vendor and Sponsor Information

Vendor applications are available here. Use the contact information below to learn more about being a sponsor or event vendor.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Chilcott
Facility Manager

Email Brenda Chilcott

For the Health of It! Wellness Fair | Free | Canceled for 2021

Join Bend Park and Recreation District for a FREE, fun filled afternoon to learn about health and wellness resources for older adults. The event features representatives from more than 50 community agencies and service providers in our community. Highlights include a free lunch, special speakers, health screenings and Larkspur Community Center tours.

Vendor and Sponsor Information

Vendor applications will be available TBD. Use the contact information below to learn more about being a sponsor or event vendor.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Chilcott
Facility Manager

Email Brenda Chilcott

Community Events in Parks

Looking for an event being held in a Bend Park? Here is a calendar of organized, community events. If you are looking for upcoming Bend Park and Recreation District public and free outreach events, check our events page.

For more information on each event, click on the event’s Details Link for further event details and event website link.


Nothing from December 5, 2021 to January 5, 2022.