Modified operations due to COVID-19: Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules. Playgrounds and basketball/volleyball courts closed. All facilities and offices closed. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center limited reopening June 8. Programs canceled until June 15.
Summer program registration now open.
Come celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th with Bend Park & Recreation! Start out your day’s festivities with the Pet Parade through downtown Bend then follow up with the Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Bring your pet or stuffed animal to the Pet Parade in downtown Bend on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. Line-up at 9:00 am for the
parade at 10:00 am. Afterwards, enjoy the music, games, arts and crafts booths and food at the Old Fashioned Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The district provides recreation for people of all abilities. We provide a wide variety of program options that offer opportunities for our participants to engage in activities that promote socialization, skill development, and physical activity.
Ages: 18 & up: These programs are taught varying times throughout the year.
SUMMER ADULT TR REGISTRATION : In an effort to make the registration process accessible to everyone, BPRD-TR is using this survey (click here) to increase the likelihood that many of you will be selected to enroll in several of your top choices for summer programs.
Surveys should be completed and/or returned by April 14th. Participants will be contacted by May 1st of the participant’s classes and any fees due. Every effort will be made to give each participant at least their top 2-3 choices in each category and 1 overnight trip if participant selected overnight trips.
All fees or any arrangements for payments must be made by May 15th or participant forfeits all classes.
If you would like a survey mailed, faxed, or emailed, please contact us.
Physical Activity: Fitness, Water Sports, Yoga and Zumba
Arts & Crafts: Crafts, Painting,Pottery, Watercolor & more.
Cooking: Weekly baking and cooking classes
Social Skills Development Programs: Community Outings, Dancing and Social Clubs
Trips: Spring Trips, Summer Campouts, Oregon Coast Trip & more
Check out or download our current recreation guide, The Playbook, for current offerings, times, fees and locations.
Youth and Teen Programs
Kids Adventure Camp
Kids, save the cartoons for later, and come join us for exciting activities in and around Bend. Activities may include, sledding, skating, adapted biking, bowling, arts & crafts, and games. This year-round program is available to kids with disabilities and their siblings/friends!
GRO (Growth Through Opportunities):Ages 6 – 12
This is a 4-week summer program for kids with disabilities. The program meets twice a week and kids will enjoy visiting various places around Central Oregon. Activities may include swimming in local lakes and parks, rafting, games, and crafts.
EXCEL: Ages 13 – 21
Pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, and hiking shoes and prepare for an afternoon of swimming, boating, hiking, and visiting the sites of Central Oregon. This is a 4-week summer program for teens with disabilities.
BPRD strives to provide life-enhancing recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities and their families. The adaptive sports and recreation program offers clinics focusing on skill development, and sports programs that promote physical activity and group camaraderie.