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Big Sky Park & Luke Damon Sports Complex

21690 Neff Road, Bend, OR, United States

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Big Sky Luke Damon Sports Complex, located just east of Bend’s UGB and adjacent to Buckingham Elementary School, is a multi-purpose athletic facility that is capable of supporting a multitude of sporting activities including soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and even adult kickball. This park also includes a BMX track, off-leash dog park and natural area.

Turf areas include space for four regulation soccer fields as well as a baseball field and a softball field. Big Sky is also home to a BMX track that was completed in 1995 and is currently leased out to High Desert BMX.

Thanks to a tremendous volunteer effort coordinated by the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation, two covered picnic shelters and one playground have been added to the park as well. Big Sky Park’s most recent addition is the popular off- leash dog park.  Big Sky Park Luke Damon Sports Complex is a full service sports facility, hosting District sports programs as well as those sponsored by local youth and adult sports associations.

There is a large, grassy off-leash dog park that includes a fenced play area with walking trails and natural surfaces. There are also picnic tables, a water spigot, portable toilet and double-gated entry.

5 am to 10 pm

21690 Neff Road, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

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97.2 acres

Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

Shelter Rentals

Big Sky Park – North Picnic Shelter

This location is a perfect family-friendly place for birthday parties next to the playground with great views of the Cascade Mountains and is located in the middle of the park. Learn more about rental opportunities for the North Picnic Shelter at Big Sky Park.

  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Adjacent to trails and off-leash dog park
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Adjacent to the playground

 

Big Sky Park – South Picnic Shelter

This location is ideal for team gatherings, end of season celebrations and company picnics with great views of the Cascade Mountains. Learn more about rental opportunities for the South Picnic Shelter at Big Sky Park.

  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Adjacent to trails and off-leash dog park
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain

Tournament and Sports Field Rentals

The District coordinates the use of District athletic fields for sports organizations, teams, and general public use. Learn more about reserving this field for your practice, tournament or other public event.

Learn more about sports field rentals.   

Care for Parks, Trails & Off Leash Areas

Volunteers help keep Bend’s parks, trails and off leash areas beautiful and safe places for everyone to enjoy!

Adopt-a-Park or Trail or Off Leash Area

Groups, businesses, schools, families or individuals can adopt a park, off leash area or section of Bend’s urban trail system. Volunteers help care for their adopted space by visiting regularly all year – picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds and keeping an eye out for vandalism, weather damage and potential safety hazards. Volunteers make at least a one year commitment and complete a monthly volunteer activity report.

Group Park Projects:

Your group can make a big impact by helping with a landscape maintenance project in a park.

Opportunities may be available in spring and fall, depending on the weather and vary based on the size of the group and current District needs. Projects are typically 2-3 hours and may include activities such as raking planting areas, spreading bark or playground chips, pulling invasive weeds and picking up litter. BPRD staff provides support for your group’s efforts and supplies any tools or materials needed for the project.

For more information about adopting a park or trail or scheduling a project for your group, contact:

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor

Trail, park or property information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email info@bendparksandrec.org

  

Field Information

These fields are available March 1 through November 1 depending on weather and conditions.

Baseball Field
The baseball field features stands for approximately 50 spectators. The baseball field has a 60’6” pitching distance, 90’ base distance and outfield fence distances of 320’, 400’ and 320’. The field is not lit.

Softball Field
The softball field is not lighted and features small metal stands for spectators. The softball field has 40’, 46’ and 50’pitching distances; 60’, 65’ and 70’ base distances; and outfield fence distances of 240’, 265’ and 240’.

Four Multi-Purpose Fields
These unlit fields are used for Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate, Football and other field sports. These large fields have plenty of spectator space and some metal stands for viewing. Soccer goals are available on site.

Tournaments and Schedules

Check the calendar for upcoming tournaments and schedules.

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games. All organized sport program use of Bend Park & Recreation District athletic fields requires a reservation and permit. Organized sport program use is defined as any time a group of individuals is practicing, playing contests, conducting drills, camps or other programmed activities under the coordination, direction and supervision of an individual or organization. The reservation process provides a user or organization the exclusive use of a field. Permits are enforced by Bend Park and Recreation District staff. Learn more about sports field rentals.

For additional information or questions, contact:

Becky Young
Sports Program Coordinator
& Sports Field Rentals

Nothing from November 11, 2018 to November 18, 2018.

  

Dogs are a part of many Bendites’ lives and involved with their owners in many recreational adventures. In Bend, there’s so much to do with your four-legged friend including:

  • Walk and run on the trails and paths
  • Swim in the Deschutes River
  • Play, walk and run off-leash at eight off-leash areas.

No matter the activity or adventure, it’s important that dog owners manage their dog responsibly so that everyone can enjoy the parks and trails.

City of Bend law and Bend Park & Recreation District rules require that:

  • Dogs are to be leashed up in public except in official off-leash areas.
  • Dog owners are to clean up after their dog. To help out, dog waste bags and trash receptacles are available at many Bend parks and trails.

Off-Leash Area Rules

Off-Leash Areas in Bend ParksThe intent of these rules is to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all park users.

  • No aggressive dogs allowed. Immediately remove your dog from the park if it is misbehaving or acting in an aggressive manner.
  • Keep dogs on leash outside designated off-leash areas.
  • Pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
  • Remain in visual site and voice control of your dog at all times.
  • Carry a leash for each dog in your care.
  • Closely supervise young children. Children under the age of 12 may not be in the off-leash area unsupervised.
  • Accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused by your dog.
  • Bring no more than three dogs to the off-leash area at any time.
  • Do not bring a dog in heat to a Bend park.
  • Do not bring a puppy without a complete cycle of vaccinations to a Bend park.
  • Display tags showing proof of current license and rabies vaccinations on all dogs.
  • Comply with all other park rules.
  • Please be courteous to neighbors and control excessive barking.

Download a Visitor’s Guide to Dog Parks with tips for having a positive experience at a dog off-leash area.

Kid's in Off-Leash Areas

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in Bend off-leash areas unsupervised. Here is some guidance for those with children in an off-leash area:

  • Not all dogs are child-friendly. Do not allow your child to approach or pet a strange dog without the owner’s presence and approval.
  • A running, squealing or screaming child may become a target for many dogs, because the child resembles an injured animal or prey.
  • Do not let your child have toys or food in an off-leash area.
  • Children are more susceptible to contracting intestinal worms and other infections from touching grass where feces or urine are present. Be sure your children (and you) always wear shoes in an off-leash park area and wash hands after touching dog play toys.

Small Dogs in Off-Leash Areas

Ponderosa Small Dog Area entranceWhen it comes to off-leash areas, a designated space for small dogs to have a play and activity level that's in their proportion rather than with big dogs can be a great option for small dog owners.

Currently, there are fenced small dog areas at Riverbend, Pine Nursery and Ponderosa Parks. The criteria for small dogs is less than 15 inches at the shoulder and under 25 pounds.

If you would like to comment on the small dog parks, email us at info@bendparksandrec.org or call (541) 389-7275.

Learn more about dog-friendly parks and off-leash areas

Surface: Natural trails of 0.8 mile out-and-back with no road crossings.

Highlights: Cascade mountain views, playground and natural areas with canals.

BMX Park: High Desert BMX operates a private BMX track onsite at Big Sky Park. To learn more about the BMX park or BMX offerings, contact High Desert BMX.

See other bike-friendly parks, courses and trails. Learn more.

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Rental info

Shelter Rentals

Big Sky Park – North Picnic Shelter

This location is a perfect family-friendly place for birthday parties next to the playground with great views of the Cascade Mountains and is located in the middle of the park. Learn more about rental opportunities for the North Picnic Shelter at Big Sky Park.

  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Adjacent to trails and off-leash dog park
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Adjacent to the playground

 

Big Sky Park – South Picnic Shelter

This location is ideal for team gatherings, end of season celebrations and company picnics with great views of the Cascade Mountains. Learn more about rental opportunities for the South Picnic Shelter at Big Sky Park.

  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Adjacent to trails and off-leash dog park
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain

Tournament and Sports Field Rentals

The District coordinates the use of District athletic fields for sports organizations, teams, and general public use. Learn more about reserving this field for your practice, tournament or other public event.

Learn more about sports field rentals.   

Sports Field Rentals

Field Information

These fields are available March 1 through November 1 depending on weather and conditions.

Baseball Field
The baseball field features stands for approximately 50 spectators. The baseball field has a 60’6” pitching distance, 90’ base distance and outfield fence distances of 320’, 400’ and 320’. The field is not lit.

Softball Field
The softball field is not lighted and features small metal stands for spectators. The softball field has 40’, 46’ and 50’pitching distances; 60’, 65’ and 70’ base distances; and outfield fence distances of 240’, 265’ and 240’.

Four Multi-Purpose Fields
These unlit fields are used for Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate, Football and other field sports. These large fields have plenty of spectator space and some metal stands for viewing. Soccer goals are available on site.

Tournaments and Schedules

Check the calendar for upcoming tournaments and schedules.

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games. All organized sport program use of Bend Park & Recreation District athletic fields requires a reservation and permit. Organized sport program use is defined as any time a group of individuals is practicing, playing contests, conducting drills, camps or other programmed activities under the coordination, direction and supervision of an individual or organization. The reservation process provides a user or organization the exclusive use of a field. Permits are enforced by Bend Park and Recreation District staff. Learn more about sports field rentals.

For additional information or questions, contact:

Becky Young
Sports Program Coordinator
& Sports Field Rentals
(541) 706-6120
BeckyY@bendparksandrec.org

Nothing from November 11, 2018 to November 18, 2018.

  

Dog Off-Leash Area

Dogs are a part of many Bendites’ lives and involved with their owners in many recreational adventures. In Bend, there’s so much to do with your four-legged friend including:

  • Walk and run on the trails and paths
  • Swim in the Deschutes River
  • Play, walk and run off-leash at eight off-leash areas.

No matter the activity or adventure, it’s important that dog owners manage their dog responsibly so that everyone can enjoy the parks and trails.

City of Bend law and Bend Park & Recreation District rules require that:

  • Dogs are to be leashed up in public except in official off-leash areas.
  • Dog owners are to clean up after their dog. To help out, dog waste bags and trash receptacles are available at many Bend parks and trails.

Off-Leash Area Rules

Off-Leash Areas in Bend ParksThe intent of these rules is to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all park users.

  • No aggressive dogs allowed. Immediately remove your dog from the park if it is misbehaving or acting in an aggressive manner.
  • Keep dogs on leash outside designated off-leash areas.
  • Pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
  • Remain in visual site and voice control of your dog at all times.
  • Carry a leash for each dog in your care.
  • Closely supervise young children. Children under the age of 12 may not be in the off-leash area unsupervised.
  • Accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused by your dog.
  • Bring no more than three dogs to the off-leash area at any time.
  • Do not bring a dog in heat to a Bend park.
  • Do not bring a puppy without a complete cycle of vaccinations to a Bend park.
  • Display tags showing proof of current license and rabies vaccinations on all dogs.
  • Comply with all other park rules.
  • Please be courteous to neighbors and control excessive barking.

Download a Visitor’s Guide to Dog Parks with tips for having a positive experience at a dog off-leash area.

Kid's in Off-Leash Areas

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in Bend off-leash areas unsupervised. Here is some guidance for those with children in an off-leash area:

  • Not all dogs are child-friendly. Do not allow your child to approach or pet a strange dog without the owner’s presence and approval.
  • A running, squealing or screaming child may become a target for many dogs, because the child resembles an injured animal or prey.
  • Do not let your child have toys or food in an off-leash area.
  • Children are more susceptible to contracting intestinal worms and other infections from touching grass where feces or urine are present. Be sure your children (and you) always wear shoes in an off-leash park area and wash hands after touching dog play toys.

Small Dogs in Off-Leash Areas

Ponderosa Small Dog Area entranceWhen it comes to off-leash areas, a designated space for small dogs to have a play and activity level that's in their proportion rather than with big dogs can be a great option for small dog owners.

Currently, there are fenced small dog areas at Riverbend, Pine Nursery and Ponderosa Parks. The criteria for small dogs is less than 15 inches at the shoulder and under 25 pounds.

If you would like to comment on the small dog parks, email us at info@bendparksandrec.org or call (541) 389-7275.

Learn more about dog-friendly parks and off-leash areas

BMX and Mountain Biking

Surface: Natural trails of 0.8 mile out-and-back with no road crossings.

Highlights: Cascade mountain views, playground and natural areas with canals.

BMX Park: High Desert BMX operates a private BMX track onsite at Big Sky Park. To learn more about the BMX park or BMX offerings, contact High Desert BMX.

See other bike-friendly parks, courses and trails. Learn more.

Adopt a Park

Care for Parks, Trails & Off Leash Areas

Volunteers help keep Bend’s parks, trails and off leash areas beautiful and safe places for everyone to enjoy!

Adopt-a-Park or Trail or Off Leash Area

Groups, businesses, schools, families or individuals can adopt a park, off leash area or section of Bend’s urban trail system. Volunteers help care for their adopted space by visiting regularly all year – picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds and keeping an eye out for vandalism, weather damage and potential safety hazards. Volunteers make at least a one year commitment and complete a monthly volunteer activity report.

Group Park Projects:

Your group can make a big impact by helping with a landscape maintenance project in a park.

Opportunities may be available in spring and fall, depending on the weather and vary based on the size of the group and current District needs. Projects are typically 2-3 hours and may include activities such as raking planting areas, spreading bark or playground chips, pulling invasive weeds and picking up litter. BPRD staff provides support for your group’s efforts and supplies any tools or materials needed for the project.

For more information about adopting a park or trail or scheduling a project for your group, contact:

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor
(541) 706-6127
Kim@bendparksandrec.org

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Trail, park or property information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email info@bendparksandrec.org