Public Health Advisory

Modified operations due to COVID-19:
Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules.
Basketball courts closed | Playgrounds open

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Columbia Park

264 Northwest Columbia Street, Bend, OR, United States



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.
    River Access at Columbia Park Closed:
    As of July 22, 2020 the river access point at Columbia Park is closed due to safety concerns and to prevent further erosion of the river bank. The closure is in effect until completion of a river access study and public engagement process for this site and others along the Deschutes River. A park locator is here for other river access locations.

    The park is located along the western edge of the Deschutes River. The park consists of two distinct shelves that step down to the river and a pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge connects to the river trail that runs north and south along the eastern edge of the river. A chain link fence and a steep drop prohibit river access.

    The park features a playground with the “SS Columbia” ship-like structure, a favorite for kids of all ages, as well as picnic areas and large lawn area, perfect for a game of Frisbee or catch.

    5 am to 10 pm

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

    Street Parking

    2.0 acres

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