Public Health Advisory

Statewide two-week freeze for Nov. 18 – Dec. 2:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Bend Senior Center: Temporarily closed.
The Pavilion: No public skating; registered programs only.
The Art Station: Open for childcare only.
Other facilities/offices closed.
Most recreation programs canceled. Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Recreation programs and activities

Most programs are canceled for statewide freeze, Nov. 18 - Dec. 2 with the exception of childcare programs, Pavillion registered programs and virtual classes. Some recreation programs and activities for Dec. 2 and forward 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:

  • 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, adults and children ages 5 and up need face coverings on if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Staff are required to wear face coverings outdoors at all times.
  • Health screening for some programs.
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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.

Adult Programs & Registration

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.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • Contact:
    Sue Boettner
    TR Coordinator

    Email Sue Boettner

View Current Adult Activities

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.

View Current Youth Activities

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.

Questions?

For more information on this program area, contact:

Sue Boettner
TR Coordinator
Email Sue Boettner
Image of a Therapeutic Recreation Swim Program at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center.