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COVID-19 Operations for High (Orange) Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Open – swim reservations needed. Dry fitness activities temporarily closed.
Larkspur Community Center: Open – reservation only. Senior social activities closed.
The Pavilion: Open – drop-ins welcome for roller skating.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Other facilities/offices: Closed.
Recreation programs offered. | Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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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

Why are senior social activities not scheduled at this time?
The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that traditional senior centers remain closed; therefore, the social activities and events remain closed while fitness activities resumed as of April 5. We advocate and offer to provide our input and feedback at every level we have the opportunity. We partner with ORPA, the governor’s regional solutions coordinator and Deschutes County Health Department at every possibility to inform decisions and prepare to respond accordingly. We eagerly await a time when it’s safe to resume all in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

Customer Service Hours:

Mon - Fri: 6:00 am  - 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Hours are subject to change without notice.

Updates at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

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Why are senior social activities not scheduled at this time?
The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that traditional senior centers remain closed; therefore, the social activities and events remain closed while fitness activities resumed as of April 5. We advocate and offer to provide our input and feedback at every level we have the opportunity. We partner with Oregon Recreation and Park Association, the governor’s regional solutions coordinator and Deschutes County Health Department at every possibility to inform decisions and prepare to respond accordingly. We eagerly await a time when it’s safe to resume all in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center - open by appointment.

Larkspur Community Center - open by appointment.

Information for Older Adults:

Vaccinations information for older adults: Learn more about Vaccine eligibility on the Deschutes County Health Services website or schedule appointments at www.stcharleshealthcare.org.

If you’re not yet eligible, pre-register today for your COVID-19 vaccine. Pre-registration is open to all residents, even those who are not currently eligible to receive a vaccine. Those who pre-register will be contacted by email and text with a link to schedule their vaccine appointment when they are eligible and a dose is available for them. Visit www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com.

AARP Tax Aide Program – Sign Up Today!: The AARP Tax Aide Program, which was previously held at the Bend Senior Center, will operate out of the NeighborImpact building this tax season. Modifications due to the pandemic will be in place including no walk-up clients, 2020 returns only, remotely prepared/reviewed returns and limited capacity.

Schedule your appointment today:
  • Monday through Thursday at the NeighborImpact Bend office.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at the NeighborImpact Redmond office.
  • To schedule an appointment in Bend, call (541) 604-2231
  • To schedule an appointment in Redmond, call (541) 526-3834

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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.

 

Bend Senior Center activities are limited to fitness. Why?
The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that traditional senior centers remain closed; therefore, the social activities and events remain closed while fitness activities resumed as of April 5. We advocate and offer to provide our input and feedback at every level we have the opportunity. We partner with Oregon Recreation and Park Association, the governor’s regional solutions coordinator and Deschutes County Health Department at every possibility to inform decisions and prepare to respond accordingly. We eagerly await a time when it’s safe to resume all in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

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.

 

 

Bend Senior Center activities are limited to fitness. Why?
The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that traditional senior centers remain closed; therefore, the social activities and events remain closed while fitness activities resumed as of April 5. We advocate and offer to provide our input and feedback at every level we have the opportunity. We partner with Oregon Recreation and Park Association, the governor’s regional solutions coordinator and Deschutes County Health Department at every possibility to inform decisions and prepare to respond accordingly. We eagerly await a time when it’s safe to resume all in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

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:

Bend Senior Center activities are limited to fitness. Why?
The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that traditional senior centers remain closed; therefore, the social activities and events remain closed while fitness activities resumed as of April 5. We advocate and offer to provide our input and feedback at every level we have the opportunity. We partner with Oregon Recreation and Park Association, the governor’s regional solutions coordinator and Deschutes County Health Department at every possibility to inform decisions and prepare to respond accordingly. We eagerly await a time when it’s safe to resume all in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

Image of a music class at the senior center.

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.

Bend Senior Center activities are limited to fitness. Why?
The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that traditional senior centers remain closed; therefore, the social activities and events remain closed while fitness activities resumed as of April 5. We advocate and offer to provide our input and feedback at every level we have the opportunity. We partner with Oregon Recreation and Park Association, the governor’s regional solutions coordinator and Deschutes County Health Department at every possibility to inform decisions and prepare to respond accordingly. We eagerly await a time when it’s safe to resume all in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

Image of a cardio bicycle in the Bend Senior Center fitness room.

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.