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Mask Mandates

In accordance with the state of Oregon mandate, masks are required in BPRD indoor public spaces for all patrons regardless of vaccination status, except when swimming. This is for all ages 5+. Compliance is required and everyone is asked to wear a mask. Cooperation is greatly appreciated by your park and recreation district employees serving you.

Masks are required outdoors in recreation programs when distancing cannot be consistently maintained except when swimming. Spectators in outdoor areas must either wear a mask or distance from those in other households. Please keep masks handy for moving between indoor and outdoor areas.

Visit BPRD's COVID-19 page to learn more about other changes.

Sundays at Juniper: Use South Entrance

To enter Juniper on Sundays, please use the South Entrance off Franklin Avenue. The North Entrance off 6th St. is closed on Sundays. Both parking lots are open.

Take a Tour!

There's a lot of new fitness and swim opportunities at Juniper and Larkspur. Schedule a tour or orientation with the pros and let's get started on your fitness journey. Schedule a Larkspur Tour.

Liquid benefits: Come swim – develop your fitness, gain confidence in the water and feel great!

Locations: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Fees & Passes: Multi-facility swim and fitness fees, passes and discounts available.

Note: During inclement weather or poor air quality, be sure to check schedules regularly for possible cancellations or location changes.

How are we doing? Tell us what you think. Take the fitness survey.

Due to health and distancing rules, some features are not currently available.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center

Olympic 50-meter Pool:
The Olympic Pool is heated to 80-degree water temperature and has a removable roof system. This pool is ideal for year-round training. Moveable bulkhead allows the pool to be divided into two 25-meter pools. Used for lap swimming, water fitness and recreation swim.

Indoor 25-Meter Pool – Currently closed for renovations
Perfect for swim lessons, water exercise, therapy and recreation swimming. Features comfortable 85-degree water, 3.5- to 12-foot water depth, 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards and rope swing.

Indoor Children’s Pool – Currently closed for renovations
Shallow water, easy-entry stairs and warm 90-degree water make this pool great for young children. Child-friendly features include duck-shaped slide, a giant fish and other fun splash features.

Outdoor Activity Pool
Open May to early September. A water wonderland for the child in all of us, this 85-degree pool offers a large flume slide, interactive water features, beach entry to 3.5-foot water depth and a soft-bottom surface. Spend the day on our large deck, complete with lounge chairs, picnic tables and shade structure.

Hot Tub, Dry Sauna & Steam Room – Currently closed for renovations
These coed amenities are perfect for post-workout relaxation. Ages: 16 & up

Larkspur Community Center

Recreation and Leisure Indoor Pool
The 4000 square feet natatorium is a myrtha pool with soft touch bottom – which is perfect for water walking and shallow exercise classes. The pool depth ranges from 2’6” to 6’3” and the temperature ranges from 87 – 89 degrees and will emphasize therapeutic fitness, swim lessons and work out on your own.

ADA Access: The pool features a wheelchair elevator-style lift – the first of its kind in North America. This lift has a special wheelchair which can be rolled up the gate and operated by a wrist band and/or remote control. Located on the north end of the pool, this is a chair lift that individuals can be transferred onto to be lowered into the pool. The hot has a rail affixed to the bench wall for transfers.

Current Channel & Hot Tub
The current channel can be utilized with the current turned on or off with hydro features in the center. Water classes can walk against the current for a low-impact resistance workout or you can just relax and go with the flow during recreation swim. The hot tub, ages 16 & up, is perfect for post-workout relaxation.


Lanes are available for drop-in lap swimming and water running. Lap swim sessions are held in the 50-meter Olympic pool. All lap swim lanes are 25 meters. Olympic pool lanes are split into 25 meter deep or shallow lanes.


Bend’s Adult Swim Program, Masters Swimming, emphasizes fitness, fellowship and fun for various ages and abilities, who can swim comfortably for 500 meters (20 lengths). Improve your skills and enjoy training in structured practices with experienced coaches. Although not required, many choose to race.

For times and details, see the Lap Swim Schedule.

Questions? for more information, contact:


Lap Swim Etiquette

Designated lap swim lanes are available throughout the day in either the indoor pool or Olympic – 50 Meter pool (seasonally covered). Sharing lanes not allowed unless from same houseshold. Other activities may use the deep end at times. Lanes in the shallow end of the pool are available during these times.

Pool Etiquette

Play your part and help keep pools clean & safe.

  • Take a quick shower prior to entering a pool.
    Rinsing removes microscopic dirt, body oils and fluids, reducing the smell of chlorine on your body and around the pool.
  • Skip the body sprays, colognes and perfumes.
    Scented items react with chlorine and create smelly chloramine off-gasses, not the intended scent.
  • Mom was right. Try to go, even if you don’t think you need it.
    A preventative restroom break is best for kiddos and grownups. For small kids, use pool diapers for those who aren’t reliably toilet-trained. They're at the front desk.
  • Don't share the germs.
    Please don't use the pool if you or your child have had a fever or diarrhea in the past two weeks.
  • Aim for the deep end.
    No diving, except in the deep ends of the pools.
  • No monkey business.
    No running, roughhousing or unsafe behavior.

Supervision Requirements

  • Outdoor Water Slide:
    Children 6 years and younger and under 42" must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a responsible person 14 years or older.
  • Children 6 years and younger and under 42":
    Must be supervised at all times by a responsible person 14 years or older.
    Must be accompanied in the water by an adult if they are a non-swimmer.
  • Youth 7 years and older or above 42:
    Direct adult supervision is recommended especially for non-swimmers.
    Non-swimmers must stay where they can stand unless accompanied by a responsible adult or wearing a lifejacket.
  • Small Children’s Pool:
    The Small Children's Pool is reserved for children six and under and others who are unsafe in the larger pools. Older sibling/friends are permitted when there is room and only if playing appropriately. Adult supervision is required for all children swimming in the children’s pool. Help us keep this a safe and enjoyable pool for young children!

Water Features:

  • Deep Water Swim Requirements –Children must be able to comfortably swim one width of the pool (half on front, rolling over and half on back) to swim in the deep end or use the diving boards or rope swing. Lifeguards may require that you demonstrate your swim skills before using the deep end features. Lifejackets and/or catching and assisting children are not allowed.
  • Hot Tub –Children ages 5 and younger are not allowed in the hot tub. Youth ages 6 – 15 are allowed in the hot tub during family swim times when accompanied by an adult guardian. During recreation swim times, the hot tub is limited to 16 and older.
  • Steam Room & Dry Sauna – reserved for adults 16 and over. Not currently available.

Flotation Devices & Water Toys

  • Lifejackets are encouraged for non-swimmers, which we provide for use. People wearing lifejackets may not use the diving boards, rope swing or large slide.
  • Water wings and assisted flotation devices are permitted but may not be used as a substitute for supervision, lifejackets or swimming ability. Non-swimmers using water wings or partial flotation devices will be required to have an adult with them in the water at all times.
  • Outside toys are not allowed at this time.