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Brooks Park

35 Northwest Drake Road, Bend, OR, United States

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: For all BPRD parks and trails

Oregonians are strongly encouraged to stay home, save lives. Do not gather in parks or on trails.
Temporary use rules:

  • Playgrounds, exercise equipment and basketball and volleyball courts remain closed.
  • Skateparks and pickleball, tennis, horseshoes and bocce ball courts are now open.
  • Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least six feet between people is allowed.
  • Stay six feet from others.
  • Visit less popular parks and trails and/or at less popular times.
  • Go solo or only with members of your household. No groups.
  • Off-leash dog areas, picnic shelters and restrooms remain open.
  • On trails, offer a wide-berth when passing.
  • Wash hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are not available.
  • Keep dogs on leash. It's the law in Bend.
  • Follow local and national health guidance.
  • If you're sick, stay home.

Featuring the Bend Heroes Memorial, this riverfront park is the gateway to one of Bend’s historic neighborhoods.

Brooks Park is just over the Newport Street bridge from Bend’s downtown area, making this a great place to walk to for lunch and enjoy a beautiful view of the river. Brooks Park features open lawn, river access, picnic tables and a memorial plaza.

Learn more about the memorial plaza in the tab featured below.

 

 

 

 

5 am to 10 am

35 Northwest Drake Road, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Lot Parking

0.7 acres

Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

Trail, park or property information:

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

The Bend Heroes Memorial Plaza

The Bend Heroes Memorial in Brooks Park was dedicated on Veteran’s Day in 2009. The plaza and surrounding plantings are dedicated to local veterans and first responders and serve as a place where all can go to reflect.

The memorial plaza is paved with numerous inscribed bricks which are dedicated both in honor and in memory of people who have served our country and community.

A map and guide to the bricks is available below. To locate a brick, please open both links with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use the search feature available in to find a specific brick.

Dedicated Bricks

The plaza includes an area paved with bricks which are dedicated both in honor and in memory of people who have served our country and community.

The cost for an engraved brick is $50. Proceeds cover the cost of the brick and engraving and the balance remains in a fund to support the plaza. Orders for engraving are placed twice a year – mid-April and late September, for placement in the plaza prior to Memorial Day and Veterans Day.. Bricks are placed in the plaza according to the area of service for the person listed on the dedication, if space is available or placed in the next open space if that area is filled.

Proceeds from the sale of dedicated bricks supports ongoing maintenance of the site and amenities added to the plaza.

To order an engraved brick, download and complete the Dedicated Brick Order Form and mail to:

Bend Park & Recreation Foundation
P.O. Box 1212
Bend, OR  97709

For additional information on the memorial plaza, please contact:

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor
Email Kim Johnson

The Deschutes River is home to many species of native fish and some of the most idyllic fishing spots reside in Bend parks. In addition to river fishing, the District also features fishing ponds at Pine Nursery and Shevlin Parks that are stocked by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Shevlin Pond is open to youth 17 years and under. Learn more.

Licenses: All state angling licenses and regulations apply at all locations. Fishing is open to youth, 17 years and under, and anglers with disabilities. Youth aged 12 to 17 must have a juvenile fishing license. Limit of two fish per day, eight inch minimum length.

Bait: Whether bait and/or fly fishing is allowed depends on location. Please check ODFW’s website for more information as regulations may change.

Parking for Floaters:

2020 dates to be announced.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, is currently closed.

Ride the River Shuttle Not available in 2020.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

Park & Float

Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, is currently closed. No rentals available in 2020.
For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

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Bend Heroes Memorial Plaza

The Bend Heroes Memorial Plaza

The Bend Heroes Memorial in Brooks Park was dedicated on Veteran’s Day in 2009. The plaza and surrounding plantings are dedicated to local veterans and first responders and serve as a place where all can go to reflect.

The memorial plaza is paved with numerous inscribed bricks which are dedicated both in honor and in memory of people who have served our country and community.

A map and guide to the bricks is available below. To locate a brick, please open both links with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use the search feature available in to find a specific brick.

Dedicated Bricks

The plaza includes an area paved with bricks which are dedicated both in honor and in memory of people who have served our country and community.

The cost for an engraved brick is $50. Proceeds cover the cost of the brick and engraving and the balance remains in a fund to support the plaza. Orders for engraving are placed twice a year – mid-April and late September, for placement in the plaza prior to Memorial Day and Veterans Day.. Bricks are placed in the plaza according to the area of service for the person listed on the dedication, if space is available or placed in the next open space if that area is filled.

Proceeds from the sale of dedicated bricks supports ongoing maintenance of the site and amenities added to the plaza.

To order an engraved brick, download and complete the Dedicated Brick Order Form and mail to:

Bend Park & Recreation Foundation
P.O. Box 1212
Bend, OR  97709

For additional information on the memorial plaza, please contact:

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor
(541) 706-6127
Email Kim Johnson

Fishing in Parks

The Deschutes River is home to many species of native fish and some of the most idyllic fishing spots reside in Bend parks. In addition to river fishing, the District also features fishing ponds at Pine Nursery and Shevlin Parks that are stocked by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Shevlin Pond is open to youth 17 years and under. Learn more.

Licenses: All state angling licenses and regulations apply at all locations. Fishing is open to youth, 17 years and under, and anglers with disabilities. Youth aged 12 to 17 must have a juvenile fishing license. Limit of two fish per day, eight inch minimum length.

Bait: Whether bait and/or fly fishing is allowed depends on location. Please check ODFW’s website for more information as regulations may change.

Float the River

Parking for Floaters:

2020 dates to be announced.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, is currently closed.

Ride the River Shuttle Not available in 2020.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

Park & Float

Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, is currently closed. No rentals available in 2020.
For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

Contact

Trail, park or property information:

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