Public Health Advisory

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: Closed for ice season. Roller begins April 12.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Other facilities/offices: Closed.
Recreation programs offered.
Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is open.

Larkspur Community Center is open by appointment.

What you need to know before attending:

Recreation Swim and Family Swim are not available at this time.

Make a splash! Bring your household and join us for recreation swim sessions.

Locations: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Larkspur Community Center

Fees & Passes: Single visit fee and Frequent User Monthly Pass available. Learn more about reservations and pricing.

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.

See the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center facility schedule for all classes and activities.

See the Larkspur Community Center facility schedule for all classes and activities.

Family Swim & Parent-Child Swim

Family Swim and Parent-Child Swim are regularly offered in the indoor pools or seasonally in the outdoor activity pool.

  • Family Swim is all ages with an adult, 16 years or older.
  • Parent-Child Swim is ages 6 and younger with an adult, 16 years or older.

All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian 16 years or older. Adults in each household are responsible for monitoring and maintaining distancing from other households. To assist, households have designated on-deck spaces for required distancing.

Reservations are required and capacity is limited to allow for proper distancing.

Reservations are made online or by phone at (541) 389-7665 and require an established “household account” with Bend Park and Recreation District. Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance, and remain open until 15 minutes prior to session start time-based on availability.

Establishing a BPRD household account is a 5-minute set-up process with activation by the Customer Service team within 48 hours of submission. Learn more on the district’s How to Register webpage

Additional details to know about Family Swim and Parent-Child Swim:

  • You may arrive to a session up to 10 minutes early.
  • Come ready to swim – wearing swimwear and shower before arriving. Locker rooms are not available except for bathroom use and hand washing.
  • Learn about required face covering guidance in the facility FAQs.
  • Limit personal belongings and do not bring pool toys from home. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD or life jacket) is allowed from home.
  • Skip food and beverages, except for full water bottle. Bottle fill stations are available, but water fountains are not available.
  • Be prepared to leave without changing clothes.

About the Pools

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 has a wheel chair elevator style lift that is the first one 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. The additional lift is on the north end o the pool and 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.

Entry, Reservations & Other COVID-19 Related Updates

Facility Changes

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:

Fitness Center
Fitness Center sessions are available in 80-minute increments throughout the day with a 10-minute cleaning/preparation transition between sessions. Group exercise class schedules are posted for individual registration.
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 hours except for a midday cleaning closure from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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
All spaces have been evaluated to determine their occupancy while comfortably maintaining adequate physical distancing. Fitness Center equipment has been rearranged to provide adequate spacing. Fitness equipment has been spaced to exceed physical distancing standards with weights moved to the Fit Studio and cardio machines have been spaced out and will be rotated in and out of service. Group exercise rooms have floor markings to designate individual spaces. One-way traffic flow patterns have been established to minimize congestion and close contact.

Pool Etiquette

Play your part and help keep pools clean & safe.

In addition to etiquette guidelines, COVID-19 health guidelines and regulations apply.

  • 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

Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, no outside or shared equipment allowed except for lifejackets and PFDs.

  • 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.