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BPRD to close all facilities to public from end of March 15 through March 29

March 13, 2020

Bend Park and Recreation District to close all facilities to the public from the end of Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29

Bend Park and Recreation District called an emergency meeting of its Board of Directors today and as follow up the decision was made to close facilities from public use beginning at the conclusion of facility business hours on Sunday, March 15. The temporary closure is through Sunday, March 29.

This is an unprecedented pandemic situation and the decision to close facilities to the public is in alignment with local, state and federal guidance to prioritize social distancing to slow the community spread of COVID-19.

District staff are not aware of a person with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 directly associated with any district facility; however, this is an extraordinary step to take to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff.

Facilities closed to the public include:

  • Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
  • The Pavilion
  • Art Station
  • Bend Senior Center – closed at least until April 8
  • District Office
  • Park Services

The facilities will continue to have administrative staff in the buildings, but the buildings will not open to the public. Programs scheduled at non-district locations are also canceled during the temporary closure.

Credits will be issued to an account for missed classes. Facility passes will be extended for the period of time that facilities remain closed.

Outdoor locations are open for public use and may be a much-needed opportunity to maintain social distancing. Parks, trails, athletic fields, and off-leash dog areas, will remain open to the public. It is requested that park users take personal measures to maintain social distancing.

Summer registration will open on Monday, March 23 as previously scheduled.