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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Recreation programs and activities

Numerous recreation programs and activities for spring and summer may be available for registration. 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 activities including:

  • See updated OHA Face coverings guidance for indoor and outdoor recreation activities and sports.
  • Maintaining six feet of distancing from others encouraged 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.
  • Health screening for some programs.
Learn More.

Therapeutic Recreation

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.

Image of a Therapeutic Recreation Swim Program at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center.

Adult Programs & Registration

Ages: 18 & up: These programs are taught varying times throughout the year.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Kristen Stone
TR Supervisor

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Adult Skill Development Programs

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

Image of a young lady rock climbing with a Therapeutic Recreation program.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.

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Teen Skill Development Programs | Ages: 14 & up

Ages: 14 & up: These programs are taught varying times throughout the year and are offered through the therapeutic recreation department.

Physical Activity: Sports Spectacular, Zumba, Water Sports

Arts & Crafts: Pottery, Painting, Watercolor, Crafts & more.

Cooking: Weekly cooking and baking classes.

Visit our Register page or download the Recreation Guide at the link above for days, times, fees and locations.

View Current Teen Activities

Adaptive Sports Programs

Image of an adaptive sport, wheelchair tennis, class participant.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.

Sports Programs:

  • Adaptive Sports Night
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Adaptive Snow-skiing

View Current Adapted Sports Activities

Accessible Places for Play

Discover a few of our staff and patrons’ favorite opportunities for accessible play. BPRD strives to make parks, trail and facility amenities safe and accessible for everyone.


For more information on this program area, contact:

Kristen Stone
TR Supervisor
Email Kristen Stone