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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
It’s summer and you want to play. It’s okay; you can with a few reminders:
  • Distancing is a must when you visit a Bend Park & Recreation District park, trail, recreation center and even the river.
  • Stay six feet from others, indoors and out.
  • If you cannot maintain six feet distance from others, wear a face covering. (Required for ages 5 and up. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation.)
  • Wash hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • Visit less popular parks and trails or at less popular times.
  • Go only with your household or small groups. No large groups.
  • Keep dogs on leash; It’s the law in Bend except at designated off leash areas.
  • Bring your own drinking water. Drinking fountains are not available.
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Learn More.

    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 parkservicesinfo@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 river recreation is modified.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, only has free parking (no rental services). Beginning June 17, SUPs, kayaks and tandem rentals will be available at Riverbend Park. Sorry, no tube rentals for summer 2020.

    Shuttle services are not available in 2020. Be prepared to walk back to your starting point or parked vehicle, approximately 1 mile to 2 miles.

    Parking Options:

    Park & Float location at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
    Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St. (westside) (Directions)
    McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
    Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

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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 river recreation is modified.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, only has free parking (no rental services). Beginning June 17, SUPs, kayaks and tandem rentals will be available at Riverbend Park. Sorry, no tube rentals for summer 2020.

    Shuttle services are not available in 2020. Be prepared to walk back to your starting point or parked vehicle, approximately 1 mile to 2 miles.

    Parking Options:

    Park & Float location at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
    Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St. (westside) (Directions)
    McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
    Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

    Contact

    Trail, park or property information:

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