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 lap swim open Summer registration open and programs underway
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 for many staff and strongly recommended for participants.
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.