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Columbia Park

264 Northwest Columbia Street, Bend, OR, United States

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River access at Columbia Park is closed: Since July 22, 2020 the river access point at Columbia Park has been closed due to safety concerns and to prevent further erosion of the river bank. Reopening of this access point is dependent on the outcome of the McKay, Miller’s, and Columbia River Access Project. To learn more, please visit the project page.

For other river access locations, check out the park locator.

Located along the western edge of the Deschutes River, the park consists of two distinct shelves.

The upper shelf has picnic tables, a large lawn, a horseshoe pit, and a playground featuring the “SS Columbia” ship-like structure, a favorite for kids of all ages, and is known as the “Pirate Ship Park” by many in the community.

The lower shelf includes the trail that runs north and south along the eastern edge of the river and connects with the pedestrian bridge over the river. Benches allow visitors to relax and enjoy the river view. A chain link fence and a steep drop prohibit river access.

5 am to 10 pm

264 Northwest Columbia Street, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Street Parking

2.0 acres

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Trail, park or property information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email Park Services.

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games from April 1 through October 31. 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.

Other Available Fields:
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Columbia Park, originally a quarry site during the mill days, was transferred in 1984 to BPRD from the City of Bend. Development of the park was supported by Land and Water Conservation grants in 1966, 1969 and 1971. The design for the park was supported by an Oregon State Marine Board grant in 2022 and again in 2023 with a Future Fund Grant.

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Sports Field Rental

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games from April 1 through October 31. 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.

Other Available Fields:
Looking for other fields? See all rentable sports fields.

For additional information or questions, contact:

Park History

Columbia Park, originally a quarry site during the mill days, was transferred in 1984 to BPRD from the City of Bend. Development of the park was supported by Land and Water Conservation grants in 1966, 1969 and 1971. The design for the park was supported by an Oregon State Marine Board grant in 2022 and again in 2023 with a Future Fund Grant.

Contact

Trail, park or property information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email Park Services.