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Bend Senior Center

1600 Southeast Reed Market Road, Bend, OR, United States

1600 Southeast Reed Market Road, Bend, OR, United States
(541) 388-1133
info@bendparksandrec.org

Hours

Temporary Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Customer Service Hours - Phone Only:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hours are subject to change without notice

Updates at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

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Temporary Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
For customer service, call (541) 389-7275, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
View additional information at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

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Centered on Community

Inspiring learning, health and wellness for active older adults. We offer activities and programs that are designed to promote active healthy lifestyles through health, education, recreation, socialization and volunteer opportunities.

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Fitness Facilities

With classes throughout the day and a variety of activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone. The Bend Senior Center is a health, fitness and community recreation facility open to people of all ages and abilities.

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Additional features

Situated in the beautiful Larkspur Park, there are soft-path fitness walking trails around the park and connectivity to the regional Larkspur Trail.

  • A 3,500-sq-ft event room with natural lighting and maple hardwood flooring
  • Commercial kitchen and cooking classes
  • Billiards room
  • Senior social lounge
  • Landscaped patio

Please call if you have any questions or need more information (541) 388-1133.

 

Temporary Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
For customer service, call (541) 389-7275. View additional information at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

Senior Center Events

When it comes to activities, Bend Senior Center’s got ’em. You can attend for a drop-in fee or use your Bend Senior Center or Social Activities Pass. Come and join in all the fun!

Monthly Newsletter & Activity Calendar:

See the menu below for social activities and enrichment class offerings for the Bend Senior Center. Find the Lunch & Learn, Afternoon Movies and health clinic schedules on the BSC Social Activities page. Check out our Monthly Newsletter or Monthly Activity Calendar to learn more.

Looking for Fitness Classes? Find facility fitness classes here.

 

 

Temporary Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
For customer service, call (541) 389-7275. View additional information at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

Featuring bright and well-lit event space, the Bend Senior Center is situated within Larkspur Park and offers the Marcoulier Room for large gatherings. This large room has abundant natural light, maple hardwood floors and high ceilings.  An adjacent commercial kitchen and patio doors leading to a landscaped patio and natural area make this a functional and attractive location for receptions, dances and events. Larkspur Park is a multi-use park and includes: trees, grass, walking trails, playground, basketball court, restrooms and parking.

Facility Tours
To arrange for a personalized tour of the space, please contact Customer Service at (541) 388-1133. We can meet you, walk through the space and answer your questions to plan your perfect event.

Rental Rates
To compare cost of this facility with other BPRD rental facilities, see our Facility Rentals pages for more information. 

Room Features & Dimensions

Length – 77’ Width – 45’ Ceiling height – 13’ 8” Total sq. ft. – 3,500’Capacity, Furniture and Audio Visual
Capacity for different set ups: Reception – 29 round tables & 240 chairs; Theater – 277 chairs; Classroom – 30 rectangle tables & 90 chairs
There are 240 chairs. Two sizes of tables to chose from: Round – (30) 60-inch round tables or Rectangle – (30) 6’x 32” banquet tables. These are included in the rental and stored onsite.

  • Renters are responsible for set-up and takedown of chairs and tables. Visitors are expected to return the facility to pre-event layout and cleanliness standards.
  • Three pull-down projection screens, cordless microphone and cd changer make this a perfect site for presentations and meetings.
  • Renters can bring their own AV equipment to use during the rental time.

Hours & Availability

Look at the rental calendar to determine availability. Click here

  • Weeknights: Friday 5:00 pm –  10:00 pm
  • Weekends: Saturday and Sunday   Noon – 10:00 pm
  • The building must be vacated by 11:00 pm.
  • Bend Senior Center / Marcoulier Ballroom reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Food & Beverage

BPRD does not provide supplies including utensils, coffee, and other meeting materials.

  • Renters supply their own dishes, cups, napkins and utensils. We encourage the use of recycled and sustainable products.
  • Renters are welcome to have their meeting or event catered by the business of their choice.

Alcohol may be served and require the following:

  • A certificate of general liability insurance per occurrence. This is generally a supplemental insurance policy to a privately insured person.
  • Adherence to OLCC and City of Bend regulations.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on building property during business hours. It may be brought into the facility after 5:00 pm.

Full commercial kitchen amenities include: gas range/oven, flat top grill, convection oven, warmer and walk-in refrigerator/freezer, ice machine and dishwasher.

Fees, Deposits & Insurance

  1. A payment of $250 is due at the time of reservation. This will be applied toward the rental fee.
  2. The balance of rental fee is due 30 days prior to the event. If a reservation is made less than 30 days before the event, payment for the deposit and rental are due at the time of reservation.
  3. If you need to cancel, refunds will be issued as follows:
    1. Full refund: Notice of cancellation is 6-12 months prior to the event;
    2. Half refund: Notice of cancellation is 3-6 months prior to the event;
    3. No refund: Cancellation less than 3 months prior to the event.
  4. A security cleaning deposit of $500 is required 30 days before your event. The deposit is fully reimbursable if the facility and BPRD rules and regulations are followed.  If damage occurs in excess of the deposit, the renter agrees to reimburse the district for all repairs. Failure to reimburse the district for loss or damage will result in forfeiture of future rental rights.
  5. Security cleaning deposits will be refunded following the event when keys are returned, the facility is cleaned to specifications set by the district and no damage is done to the facility or surrounding grounds.
  6. A certificate of $2 million general liability insurance per occurrence. This is generally a supplemental insurance policy to a privately insured person.

How to Make Reservations

Reservations may be made by people 18 and over unless alcohol is being served and then you must be 21 years of age. The person completing the rental application must be present during the entire rental period. Renters of BPRD facilities are legally responsible for activities in and around the facility during use, including damage to the facilities or injury to participants. Renters must provide a certificate of $2 million general liability insurance per occurence. If alcohol is going to be served, renters must obtain an alcohol permit issued by BPRD on behalf of the City of Bend Police and provide an additional rider stating that alcohol will be served on the liability insurance. 

Steps to Making a Reservation:

Note: Bend Senior Center Marcoulier Event Room reservations can be made 12 months in advance. 

  1. Look at the rental calendar to determine availability. Click here
  2. Click on the date you are requesting.
  3. Sign in or create an account.
  4. Complete the request form. Facility and date will be selected, please enter begin & end times, headcount, purpose and special comments. Please include contact numbers and the best time to call in the special comments.
  5. Click on Submit Your Request. You can print a copy if desired. NOTE: This does NOT confirm your reservation.
  6. Customer service will contact you within 48 hours and confirm the reservation. You will secure your rental by making a payment of $250.

General Rules and Regulations for BPRD Rental Facilities

Bend Senior Center will have an onsite facility manager during your event for any questions, assistance or help to make your event a success.

Set Up, Decorations and Floor Care

  • Items may be attached to the wall with blue painters tape only. Please do not use staples, nails or tacks on wood surfaces, walls or floors.
  • Please do not slide tables across floors as it may cause scratches on tile or hardwood.

Cleaning Expectations

  • Visitors are expected to return the facility to pre-event layout and cleanliness standards.  A check-off list defining cleaning expectations will be provided at the time of final payment. Cleaning supplies are available onsite.
  • All rental items (catering, decorations, event supplies, etc.) must be out of the facility at the end of the event.

Tents and Canopies
Tents and canopies may be set up on the patio and/or adjacent lawn must be anchored by water barrels or sand bags. Please do not insert stakes in the ground without prior irrigation located. Please make arrangements for irrigation locate by a park and recreation employee, call the district office (541) 389-7275 one week prior to your event.

Parking and Accessibility

  • The parking lot is shared by park, trail and facility users. The remaining space near the facility is a loading zone and fire/emergency zone and must not be used for event parking.
  • Please respect appropriate handicapped parking spots and designated fire lane.
  • Access to the facility is paved and the restrooms are handicap accessible.

Miscellaneous  

  • Garbage and Recycling – Garbage and recycling service is provided. Debris and recycling must be removed from the facility and placed in dumpsters and/or recycling containers provided on site.
  • Amplified Sound and Noise – Music may be played inside the building only so to respect the surrounding neighbors and area. Music may be restricted should it conflict with other park or area reservations or building use.
  • Tobacco – Bend Park & Recreation parks and facilities are tobacco-free. Tobacco products of any kind are not allowed in the facility or park.
  • Animals – Except for service animals, animals are prohibited in the facility except by special permit.

Exclusions
BPRD reserves the right to deny reservations. Events or reservations that conflict with the Bend Park & Recreation District mission or values may be denied.

If you have further questions, please call the customer service staff:

Temporary Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
For customer service, call (541) 389-7275. View additional information at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

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Enrichment Classes

Unlock your passion and join us for our weekly classes in art, cooking, dancing, DIY crafts, technology and so much more. All skills and abilities are welcome. Learn more:

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Social Activities

When it comes to activities, Bend Senior Center’s got ’em – a large variety with something for everyone. Attend with drop-in or Social Activities Pass. Come and join in all the fun!

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Senior Center Lunches

The Bend Senior Center offers free and social, low-cost lunches – the perfect social setting for old friends or to meet new faces.  Learn more.

  • Souper Tuesday
  • Lunch Social: Lunch and Dance
  • Lunch & Learn Series – FREE

Please call if you have any questions or need more information (541) 388-1133.

Temporary Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
For customer service, call (541) 389-7275. View additional information at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

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Fitness Center

Get inspired, be active and stay engaged! A Senior Center basic pass gets you anytime access to cardio, fitness, strength and conditioning equipment in the gym.

  • VECTRA – Multi-station fitness system
  • Cardio equipment
  • Stationary bikes
  • Hand weights
  • Strength conditioning equipment
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Specialized Fitness

In addition to our weekly fitness classes and drop-in fitness room, we offer specialized fitness classes for those starting out, old adult classes and classes for those recovering from injuries.

Fitness passes through health plans? Ask us how.

Due to health and safety guidelines, some service may not be currently available.

You may be eligible to receive no-cost or low-cost fitness passes to Bend Senior Center and Juniper Swim & Fitness Center through your health plan.

One-in-five people 65 and older is eligible for a fitness benefit included in select Medicare Advantage health plans. The following plans are included:

  • Silver & Fit
  • SilverSneakers
  • AARP Renew Active/li>
  • United Health Plan - Oregon

One-in-five people 65 and older is eligible for a fitness benefit included in select Medicare Advantage health plans. The following plans are included:

  • Contact your health insurance provider to see if you are eligible and, if you are, ask for your eligibility number.
  • Get an enrollment form online at: bendparksandrec.org/medicare
 or at Bend Senior Center or Juniper.
  • Return your completed form to customer service for processing. Your fitness pass should be approved in 1 - 2 days.

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Larkspur Community Center

About the Project – Opening Early 2021

Larkspur Community Center is nearly open. Building on the enduring legacy of the Bend Senior Center, the Larkspur Center will become a vibrant place where people of all ages, interests and abilities can gather for lifelong fitness, learning and enrichment. This new center will offer play for all. Indoor pool with current channel The pool has a river-like current so patrons can walk with the current for a gentle experience or walk against the current for resistance to engage more muscle groups. It’s perfect for recreation, swim lessons and therapeutic exercise.

New Facility Features

Walk/jog track
Surrounding the upstairs fitness center, there is a 14-lap-per-mile walk/jog track with mountain views.

State-of-the-art, accessible equipment
The community center has accessible fitness and pool equipment, including the newly-released Precor Resolute line and SciFit total body rehabilitation equipment with wheelchair access. The pool has an innovative PoolPod entry system that offers an easier and quicker entry than most poolside transfer systems.

Dedicated fitness spaces
There are dedicated spaces for mind/body and group exercise classes with supportive floors, built-in storage and climate controls.

Other features

  • A 5,000 square foot warm-water lifestyle pool with current channel and spa
  • A 6,000 square foot fitness center and functional fitness space
  • Locker rooms and private changing rooms
  • Lounge and café area
  • Outdoor patios and spaces
  • New and expanded parking with entrances off of 15th and Reed Market

See the Larkspur Community Center Project Page for updates and more information.

Contact: For more information about the Larkspur Center project, please call Julie Brown at (541) 706-6119 or email julie@bendparksandrec.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information can answer questions about the expansion project and the program offerings planned for Larkspur Community Center.

How will the Larkspur Community Center serve the community?

It will welcome people of all ages and abilities while continuing the legacy of the Bend Senior Center and further enhancing programs and opportunities for older adults.

Why is the name changed to Larkspur Community Center?

The Larkspur Community Center name refers to the entire facility including the existing Bend Senior Center and the new multigenerational expansion. Larkspur was selected because it is consistent with the park and the trail surrounding the facility.

Will Larkspur Community Center focus on seniors?

The Larkspur Community Center expansion will serve growing demographics across all sectors and age groups of the community. The facility is being designed to be especially responsive to the growth of older adults and seniors who will have a variety of interests and desires for fitness, social and wellness activities.  The existing Bend Senior Center will continue to primarily serve seniors as it has for the past 17 years.

How will the District continue serving the more traditional senior needs?

The Bend Senior Center will continue to be a hub for the Meals on Wheels program, offer AARP, Medicare and social security info sessions, host weekly lunches and social dances, the Health and Wellness Fair, Lunch and Learns, and other services that are relied upon. Social activities such as cards and games, billiards, knitting, crafts, movies and much more will continue.

Some dedicated senior fitness classes will remain in the improved Bend Senior Center spaces.  Other fitness programs will relocate to the two new fitness rooms in the Larkspur Expansion to take advantage of these specifically designed spaces.

How will schedules accommodate older adults and all ages?

We are planning for how classes and programs will complement and not conflict. There are days and times of the day to accommodate schedules effectively. We will continue to offer classes specifically designed to meet the different interests, needs and abilities of the multigenerational senior population.

We are confident that most older adults will feel comfortable in the new Larkspur Center expansion, but for those who are not, the existing Bend Senior Center will remain a familiar option.

How is the pool going to be used differently than at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center?

The aquatic facility at Larkspur Community Center will be a leisure-lifestyle pool not suitable for higher intensity lap swimming, water exercise classes or competitive activities. Water temperatures will be between 86-88 degrees Fahrenheit, providing comfortable conditions for a wide range of activities including low/moderate intensity water exercise, arthritis, back rehabilitation and other therapeutic aquatic programs, youth and adult swim lessons and recreation swimming.

The pool will include a current channel that doubles as a great water exercise feature and a fun activity during recreation times.   An adjacent hot tub and several hydrotherapy benches in the pool provide relaxation and therapeutic opportunities.   A platform lift, pool lift and multiple stairs ensure easy water entry and exit.

There will be times that activities in the pool will be very senior focused and others that will serve a broader adult population.  Fun recreation experiences for families will offered as well but not at the same time as the senior programmed times.

Are seniors going to work out in the new area or will there be fitness programs in the existing space too?

Our plans include adding new exercise and fitness spaces, and remodeling some of the existing spaces within the current Bend Senior Center to expand capacity and increase possible uses. Some dedicated senior fitness classes will remain in the improved Bend Senior Center spaces.  Other fitness programs will relocate to the two new fitness rooms in the Larkspur Expansion to take advantage of these specifically designed spaces.

Will taxes go up to pay for this project?

No.The District has been saving money for the past few years for the project and will finance the remaining portion of the project.  The financed portion will be repaid over time through existing general fund resources.  This was how the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center renovation was paid for in 2006.

The following information can answer questions about how the Larkspur Center construction activity will impact the Bend Senior Center programs and activities.

How will activities currently at Bend Senior Center be impacted by construction?

As we entered into planning for Larkspur Community Center, we intended to minimize the disruption to the day-to-day activities at Bend Senior Center. In order to minimize the disruption to the Bend Senior Center, we will have a temporary closure for 3-4 months in summer 2019 in order to accomplish tasks in a condensed timeframe.

By closing the facility during the summer – typically its slowest time for programs – taxpayer funds can be used efficiently to build parking, tie-in the new building to the existing building, excavate the site, and connect utilities while producing less noise and dust disruptions to classes, events and activities.

Is there an alternative to temporarily closing the Bend Senior Center?

Alternatively, it would cost almost a quarter million dollars to accomplish these construction tasks while the facility is occupied and would have still required a minimum of 2-4 weeks of closure for utility tie-ins.

How will the needs of seniors be met during the construction closure?

Over the next several months, we will evaluate options to offer some programs and classes, possibly in other locations, during the temporary closure to meet needs in new ways.  This is more than a year away and many details will be worked out.

How will Larkspur Park and Larkspur Trail be affected?

This closure will also affect use of Larkspur Park and Larkspur Trail. Due to safety concerns with an active construction site and closed parking lot, we will temporarily close Larkspur Park Larkspur Trail will detour around the fenced construction area for the project allowing for continuous use of the trail. For families who use the popular playground, this will be an opportunity to visit the many other playgrounds offered in the District.