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Drake Park and Mirror Pond

777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States

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There is an active project occurring at Drake Park. Please respect the construction zone and safety notices. More information about the project can be found here.

One of Bend’s longest standing and best known parks, this popular downtown community gathering place hosts many events throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Features include nearly a half mile of riverfront, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms, small picnic tables, river access, and trail connections.

Drake is also home to two public pieces of art.

As Bend has grown, so has Drake’s need to provide for all users.

A major renovation project was completed in 2003 and now another renovation project is currently in construction.

5 am to 10 pm

777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Street Parking

13 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 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.

Drake Park is a popular downtown gathering place in the community. Each year, a number of large events are held in Drake Park, including run/walks, Munch and Music, and the Bend Park and Recreation 4th of July Pet Parade.

As such a popular venue, we field many requests regarding park use. You can learn more about hosting public events, operating a business in a park, filming in parks and more.

Parking for Floaters:

Park & Float will open June 18, 2022 and operate until Labor Day, Sept. 5. Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, has free parking, rental services, access to the river shuttle and more. It's a convenient one-stop location for a day of river fun.

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)

features

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.

Public Events

Drake Park is a popular downtown gathering place in the community. Each year, a number of large events are held in Drake Park, including run/walks, Munch and Music, and the Bend Park and Recreation 4th of July Pet Parade.

As such a popular venue, we field many requests regarding park use. You can learn more about hosting public events, operating a business in a park, filming in parks and more.

Float the River

Parking for Floaters:

Park & Float will open June 18, 2022 and operate until Labor Day, Sept. 5. Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, has free parking, rental services, access to the river shuttle and more. It's a convenient one-stop location for a day of river fun.

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