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COVID-19 Operations for High Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Open – reservations needed.
The Pavilion: Open – reservations needed.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Bend Senior Center, other facilities/offices: Closed.
Limited recreation programs offered. Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is open.

JSFC is an active construction site. The north parking lot is closed at 6th street. For safety, access only from the south entrance off NE Franklin Avenue and NE 7th Street for reservation activities.

What you need to know before attending:

Fitness and Swim at Bend Park and Recreation District

Think that “fun” and “fitness” are contradictions in terms? Think again! We offer numerous enjoyable, energizing group fitness classes per week. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and you can start at anytime in a variety of cardio, mind/body and water fitness classes. If swimming is more your style, Juniper has lap swim in the covered Olympic-length 50-meter pool.

Weekly Fitness & Swim Schedules:

Customer Service Hours - Phone Only:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am  - 6:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hours are subject to change without notice

Questions? Contact:

Reopening FAQs

Updated Tuesday, February 9, 2021:

When will swim and fitness facilities open?

Since Deschutes County has moved from the “Extreme Risk” category to the “High Risk” category, Juniper will reopen with limited capacity to reservation activities on Monday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 a.m.

When will Larkspur Community Center open?

The Larkspur Community Center, Home of the Bend Senior Center, may open as early as April 1 if Deschutes County continues to maintain or progress to less-restrictive levels in the statewide framework. Details and specific timelines will follow as soon as confirmed.

Bend Senior Center has no immediate plans for reopening, why is that?

The Oregon Health Authority guidance continues to require that senior centers remain closed. 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 reopen Bend Senior Center and resume in-person activities for our older adult patrons.

Why do you need extra days to reopen?

The state’s announcement for risk level changes is intended to allow businesses and organizations to prepare for reopening. The change in risk level does not take effect until Friday, February 12. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center will use this time to prepare the facility, reschedule staff, open reservations, etc.

What are the hours?

Juniper facility hours:

Mon - Th: 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri: 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hours subject to change without notice.

What programs will be available?

Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, 43 fitness and water fitness classes will be offered weekly as well as lap swim, cycle on your own, and fitness center access.

Capacity will be reduced to ensure proper distancing in accordance with state requirements. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center will have two separate entrances and areas to increase safety for patrons and staff.

What programs will not occur when reopened?

At the time of the February reopening, some programs will not be immediately available including family and recreation swim, swim lessons and hot feature amenities, including the sauna, hot tub and steam room. A much-needed renovation of the indoor pools is underway and due to construction, the north entrance and adjacent spaces are closed during the project.

Hot features, family swim and recreation swim should become available with the completion of the indoor pool renovation, which is expected by summer. Patience is much appreciated.

Current Operations FAQs

Updated Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Here’s the latest to know about current operations. Whether it’s your first time to the facility or you are frequent visitor, you’re encouraged to check this page regularly for operational changes.

Are locker rooms and showers available?

The South locker rooms are currently open for bathroom use, hand washing and changing. Come ready to swim with your swimsuit on under your clothes.

With showers closed, it is critical that everyone takes a cleansing shower before arriving at the pool. Showering before entering the pools helps ensure clean, clear and safe water conditions.

What kind of face coverings are required?

Face Coverings

All visitors 5 years and older entering a BPRD facility must wear a face covering. The face coverings must cover the mouth and nose and must be worn at all times in all indoor spaces, including the covered 50-meter, Olympic pool area – except when swimming.

  • Face coverings are required when exercising indoors.
  • If a medical condition or disability prevents a person from wearing a face covering, let our staff know to consider an accommodation.
  • The Oregon Health Authority does not recommend wearing plastic face shields alone. While face shields can be very good at blocking droplets, they are not as good at stopping aerosols that can go around the shield. OHA recommends face shields only be used on a limited basis, for example when talking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.
  • Clear face shields are strongly recommended for water exercise classes.
  • Please bring your own mask. A limited supply of disposable masks are available if you forget.

Face Covering Non-Compliance and Exclusions

Both your mouth and nose must be covered at all times except during swimming or water exercise (face shields are recommended during water exercise). If there is non-compliance, staff will provide a reminder, a warning and then exclusion for the day without a refund. This is for everyone’s health and safety. Thank you for wearing your face covering properly.

Learn more about OHA face covering requirements online: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-face-coverings

How is physical distancing being maintained?

In accordance with state guidelines, activities are distanced with extra measures to reduce contact with staff and/or other patrons.

BPRD facilities have implemented a number of precautions to maintain social distancing, including:

BPRD Facilities

  • Increased distancing, marked areas and one-way traffic flow.
  • All activity times are offset so that classes don’t arrive or exit at the same time.
  • 100% air-exchange in indoor spaces to circulate air.

Classes:

  • Reduced class sizes through state-mandated occupancy formulas.
  • Additional outdoor classes and sessions and workout spaces.

Water Fitness and Lap Swim:

  • Reserved lap swim lane times.
  • Lap swimming is restricted to one person per lane except when two household members may share a lane.
  • A queuing system is set for people waiting for their lap swim time.
  • Water fitness classes have designated spaces, including buffers between lap swimmers.

Family Swim:

  • Swim groups limited to single-households and max group sizes of 10 visitors. An adult is responsible to maintain distance from other groups.
  • Designated pool deck areas for each group.

Why reservations?

With advanced reservations, the facility can remain within the capacity limitations required by Oregon Health Authority and maintain proper distancing for patrons and staff. The advanced reservation also saves you a space rather than being turned away or waiting in line for an opening. You can register up to seven days in advance to fit your workout into your schedule. Reservations remain open until 15 minutes prior to an activity for available openings.

If I’m unable to register online, how can I get help?

Customer service staff will be available by phone at (541) 389-7665 during all operating hours to assist you with the learning the registration system or answering questions. If you can only pay with cash please speak to a customer service staff over the phone for assistance.

Customer Service Hours - Phone Only:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am  - 6:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hours are subject to change without notice

What is being done to ensure cleanliness and sanitation?

Juniper receives a thorough cleaning nightly. Restrooms are cleaned at least twice daily and staff are regularly disinfecting high touch points including between groups. Juniper has automated chemical controllers and feed systems that measure and adjust chlorine and pH levels on an ongoing basis.

How would patrons be notified in the event of potential exposures?

What is Juniper’s response if/when a COVID-19 case is confirmed?
If and when Bend Park and Recreation District is contacted by Deschutes County Health Department about a confirmed COVID-19 case,  we work quickly with the Deschutes County Health Department to determine notification needs. We provide them with information related to the suspected or confirmed case, including providing contact information for patrons and employees who may have sustained direct exposure with a confirmed case. This is why registration and check-in is key. It’s possible that if an exposure is deemed “low risk” by the county contact tracer, notification may be done by BPRD out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of patrons, staff and volunteers.

What should I expect for notification if I was near a confirmed case?
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), risk exposure is contact within 6 feet of individuals for a total of 15 minutes or more. The county public health team’s job is to assess the level of exposure and risk, and to then contact people as appropriate. If they determine that there is a risk to you, please be responsive to contact from Deschutes County Health Department and follow the guidance they provide you. If you are not contacted by the health department, it means they do not believe your contact level warrants further action.

Facility Changes

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center Access and Entrances:
All visitors must enter through the south side of the building located off NE Franklin Avenue and NE 7th Street.

  • Access is by reservation only.
  • Use the same entrance and exit only.
  • You may enter no more than 10 minutes prior.
  • Face coverings are required at all times and must cover mouth and nose.

Fitness Center and Group Exercise:
Enter and exit through south lobby entrance.
Use the south locker room restrooms.

Pool Activities:
Enter through the fenced pool area by the south lobby entrance. Follow signs to the Olympic Pool tent. Staff will direct you to the entrance.
Patrons will use private changing rooms for restroom use.

About In-Person Sessions

  • Fitness classes and activities require advanced reservation.
  • Use your assigned entrance and exit only. This allows more capacity to smaller groups by separating the facility into distinct spaces.
  • You may reserve a class up to 7 days in advance for in-person sessions.
  • Reservations remain open until 15 minutes prior to session start time – based on availability.
  • You may arrive to a session up to 10 minutes early.
  • The Fitness Center and restrooms receive two daily deep cleanings with ionized disinfectants.
  • Programmed fitness spaces are cleaned after each class.
  • Come ready to work out – showers not available.
  • Limit personal belongings – lockers/storage not available.
  • Expect to depart promptly afterward. No lobby seating or common areas available.
  • Bring your own towel, mat and/or filled water bottle.
  • Bottle fill stations available, but water fountains and for-purchase beverages not available.
  • If you like, bring a block and strap for yoga.

Face Coverings

All visitors 5 years and older entering a BPRD facility must wear a face covering. The face coverings must cover the mouth and nose and must be worn at all times in all indoor spaces, including the covered 50-meter, Olympic pool area – except when swimming.

  • Face coverings are required when exercising indoors.
  • If a medical condition or disability prevents a person from wearing a face covering, let our staff know to consider an accommodation.
  • The Oregon Health Authority does not recommend wearing plastic face shields alone. While face shields can be very good at blocking droplets, they are not as good at stopping aerosols that can go around the shield. OHA recommends face shields only be used on a limited basis, for example when talking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.
  • Clear face shields are strongly recommended for water exercise classes.
  • Please bring your own mask. A limited supply of disposable masks are available if you forget.

Face Covering Non-Compliance and Exclusions

Both your mouth and nose must be covered at all times except during swimming or water exercise (face shields are recommended during water exercise). If there is non-compliance, staff will provide a reminder, a warning and then exclusion for the day without a refund. This is for everyone’s health and safety. Thank you for wearing your face covering properly.

Learn more about OHA face covering requirements online: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-face-coverings

Fitness Center

Fitness Center sessions are available throughout the day with cleaning transition between sessions. Group fitness center classes also available for individual reservation. Fitness Center equipment is arranged to exceed physical distancing standards. Weights moved to the Fit Studio and cardio machines have been spaced out and will be rotated in and out of service.

If you have registered for a class/lap swim/workout on your own session, you are welcome to use the Fitness Center before or after your scheduled activity at no additional fee if space is available. The Fitness Center is open during all facility hours.

Use of the Fitness Center is available via drop-in or reservations. A few details to know:

  • Advanced reservation is encouraged to ensure your space at a preferred time; however, drop-in use will be accommodated if space is available.
  • Credit or debit cards are preferred forms of payment for drop-in fee; however, cash will be accepted.

Group Exercise Rooms & Outdoor Fitness Areas

All spaces occupancy determined while maintaining adequate physical distancing. Some group exercise rooms have individual space floor markings. One-way traffic flow minimizes congestion and close contact.

In addition to indoor spaces, three outdoor fitness class areas are available, weather dependent, to expand offerings while maintaining proper distancing. If you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing during your outside exercise class, a face covering must be worn.

Cleaning Procedures

Above and beyond Juniper’s regular cleaning standards, additional cleaning procedures during the pandemic include:

  • The Fitness Center and restrooms receive two daily deep cleanings with ionized disinfectants.
  • Programmed fitness spaces are cleaned after each session.
  • Restrooms are cleaned at least twice daily and staff disinfect high touch points throughout the day.
  • During business hours, air circulation systems are programmed to circulate 100% outside air during as outdoor temperatures allow.
  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to sanitize equipment before and after use.
JSFC Outdoor Activity Pool

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

800 NE 6th St. Bend, OR 97701

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Facility Closure: The Bend Senior Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. View additional information at bendparksandrec.org/covid-19.

Bend Senior Center

1600 SE Reed Market Road Bend, OR 97701 (Directions)

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Virtual Fitness Classes

Let’s get moving! As this pandemic continues to limit our daily activities, BPRD would like to invite you to a fitness opportunity available in your home. These online classes are pre-recorded and brought to you using Zoom, a web-hosted video conference application. An instructor attends your class via video, monitors your class and provides feedback. There is a list technology requirements below. See class schedule and classes.

Virtual Fitness Classes Through Insurance?
If you’re a Medicare Advantage pass holder, you are invited to join our virtual fitness classes. There’s no cost to you because of the insurance-reimbursed plan you qualify for and registration is open now. Register here.

How to Make Fitness Reservations

Before starting a reservation, make sure you have your BPRD registration account and password ready to log in. Your account is your email address and the default password is your last name (first letter capitalized) unless you set it up differently. Click here for PDF instructions.

  • On bendparksandrec.org, hover over “fitness & swim” in the top menu, and select your class format, such as: Cardio, Indoor Cycling, Mind & Body, Strength & Conditioning or Fitness Center. This will redirect you to the class format’s webpage and class schedule.

  • On the class schedule, find the fitness class or fitness center session that you would like to reserve. Click that event to open the description, then click “Click here to register.

  • The link will redirect you to the BPRD registration site and show you the upcoming classes for the selected fitness format.
  • Select the “+” (plus symbol) to add any number of classes to your cart. At the bottom of the screen, confirm your class selection and click the “Add To Cart” button. Note: the fees shown are for regular adult patrons. Older adult and student pricing will be applied in the checkout screen.

  • On the next screen, select the member of your household who will take the class.

  • The next screen will display the shopping cart, where you can confirm the selected class and price. Click “Proceed to Checkout” to complete your purchase.

  • On the check out page, complete your reservation by paying for your class or using credits. Click the “Continue” button to finalize your transaction. You can continue reserving additional classes, reviewing programs or logout to end your session.

How to Cancel Reservations Online

Use the following directions to cancel a Fitness Class, Fitness Center, Lap Swim or Public Skate session reservation online using your registration account. Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours prior to activity start time and are not available within 24 hours. Credit will be applied to your account and may be used for any BPRD reservation or registration. If you would like a refund, you must call or email Customer Service. Click here for PDF instructions.

1. Log into your BPRD registration account.

2. Using the menu on the top of the page, click the “my account” tab to access the dropdown menu and select “Cancel Sessions.”

3. Select the checkbox for the program you would like to cancel.

4. Click “Proceed to Checkout.”

5. In the “Using this Refund Method”, select “Apply to Household Account.”

6. Click “Complete Transaction” to receive your credit to account.

Facility Fee & Passes FAQs

Updated Tuesday, February 9, 2021:

Can I drop-in?

Drop-in visitation will not be available for swim or fitness class sessions, but will be available for the fitness center or cycle on your own if space is available.

If I can’t make it to my class can I transfer to a different day or get a refund?

You can receive a full credit for reservations cancelled 24 hours or more in advance. The credit can be used for future reservations of any park and recreation district activity. Cancellations can be made online or by calling customer service at (541) 389-7665. No credit or refund will be issued if cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the reservation.

Can I renew the frequent user pass?

No. There will not be a monthly or frequent user pass option for this initial reopening.

Why isn’t there a monthly pass option?

Passes will not be valid during the initial reopening period due to the need to limit capacity and with reopening occurring in the middle of the month. This per-session fee aims to provide equitable access to limited capacity opportunities for all community members and will be regularly evaluated as the public health situation evolves.

What are the fees?

Swimming, Fitness Class & Fitness Center Reservation Fees

Fitness Center & Lap Swim In-District Out-of-District
Adult $6.00 $7.20
Senior (60+)
& Youth (13-18)
$5.00 $6.00
Group Exercise Classes In-District Out-of-District
Adult $7.00 $8.40
Senior (60+)
& Youth (13-18)
$6.00 $7.20

A per-visit fee will be charged at the time of registration to reserve your spot. These fees are lower than our pre-pandemic drop-in rates and similar to the 10-visit pass rate. Payment is non-refundable.

Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance and until 15 minutes prior to session start, based on availability.

Can I still use my Medicare-reimbursed fitness pass?

Yes, basic Medicare Advantage passes will be valid upon reopening at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. They continue to be valid for virtual fitness classes too.

Are there couple, family or multiple-month discounts?

We are unable to provide additional discounts at this time due to the high cost of operating under the current restrictions.

How do fitness and swim cancellations work?

You can receive a full credit for reservations cancelled 24 hours or more in advance. The credit can be used for future reservations of any park and recreation district activity. Cancellations can be made online or by calling customer service at (541) 389-7665. No credit or refund will be issued if cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the reservation.

Fitness FAQs

Updated Tuesday, February 9, 2021:

Are locker rooms and showers available?

The South locker rooms are currently open for bathroom use, hand washing and changing. Come ready to swim with your swimsuit on under your clothes.

With showers closed, it is critical that everyone takes a cleansing shower before arriving at the pool. Showering before entering the pools helps ensure clean, clear and safe water conditions.

What fitness programs will be available?

Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, 43 fitness and water fitness classes will be offered weekly as well as lap swim, cycle on your own, and fitness center access.

Capacity will be reduced to ensure proper distancing in accordance with state requirements. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center will have two separate entrances and areas to increase safety for patrons and staff.

Lap Swim FAQs

Updated Thursday, February 18, 2021:

Will lap swim lanes continue to be limited to 40 minutes?

Yes, and no. At this time, Sunday lap swim sessions are 55 minutes.

Lap swim sessions Monday – Saturday must remain limited to 40 minutes to ensure we serve everyone who wishes to lap swim. We will assess capacity on an ongoing basis and lengthen sessions as soon as we can ensure that we can accommodate all users with longer sessions.

Are locker rooms and showers available?

The South locker rooms are currently open for bathroom use, hand washing and changing. Come ready to swim with your swimsuit on under your clothes.

With showers closed, it is critical that everyone takes a cleansing shower before arriving at the pool. Showering before entering the pools helps ensure clean, clear and safe water conditions.

Can lap swimmers share lanes? What if we’re in the same household?

By reservation, there will be one swimmer per lane except when members of the same household choose to share a lane.

If you want to share a lane with a household member, reserve one lane and pay at the front desk for the second swimmer upon arrival.

If I can’t make it to my lap swim time or class can I transfer to a different day or get a refund?

You can receive a full credit for reservations cancelled 24 hours or more in advance. The credit can be used for future reservations of any park and recreation district activity. Cancellations can be made online or by calling customer service at (541) 389-7665. No credit or refund will be issued if cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the reservation.

What is the pool temperature?

The 50m pool is being kept at a slightly higher temperature to accommodate the water exercise classes during the indoor pool renovation.  It is currently 82 degrees.

Family and Recreation Swim FAQs – Not Currently Available

Family Swim and Recreation swim are not currently available. These programs should become available with the completion of the indoor pool renovation, which is expected by summer. Patience is much appreciated.

Swim Lessons – Not Currently Available

Swim lessons will likely resume when the new pool at Larkspur Community Center opens or when the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center’s Outdoor Activity Pool opens for the warmer weather season.

BPRD will add capacity when the indoor pool renovations are complete in time for the summer. The district knows how important swim lessons are for the safety of the community and looks forward to being able to offer them. Thank you for your patience.

Programs on Hold

The following programs are on hold during the pandemic:

  • Adult swim programs
  • ‘Baby & Me,’ pre-natal and post-natal classes
  • Drop-In Childcare at fitness facilities
  • Events and workshops
  • Fit kids classes
  • Individualized water fitness classes
  • Personal training
  • Mind & Body sessions
  • Swim Lessons

Unavailable Features:

  • Indoor showers
  • Lockers
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub
  • Steam room
  • Indoor Pools

Customer Service Hours and Contact Information:

Questions? Contact:

Customer Service Hours - Phone Only:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am  - 6:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hours are subject to change without notice