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Empire Crossing Park

63145 Lancaster Street, Bend, OR, USA

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: For all BPRD parks and trails
The parks and trails are calling 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.

    Renovated in 2020, this neighborhood park includes a two-tiered play area designed to take advantage of the natural topography of the park, offering multiple opportunities for exploration by park users of all ages and abilities. A paved accessible path through the park provides connection to the playground and picnic areas.  There are places to sit and take in the scenery and the newly refreshed landscaping and lawn areas invite visitors to the park to relax and play.

    Empire Crossing Park was originally owned and maintained by the homeowner’s association for the Empire Crossing subdivision. The park district acquired the site as a transfer from the home owner’s association (HOA) in 2017 and worked with the association and neighbors in the area to create the plan for updating the park. Renovations for the park were funded by system development charges (SDCs), that provide resources to support community growth.

    5 am to 10 pm

    63145 Lancaster Street, Bend, OR, USA (Directions)

    Street Parking

    1.25 acres

    Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

    Care for Parks, Trails & Off Leash Areas

    Volunteers help keep Bend’s parks, trails and off leash areas beautiful and safe places for everyone to enjoy!

    Adopt-a-Park or Trail or Off Leash Area

    Groups, businesses, schools, families or individuals can adopt a park, off leash area or section of Bend’s urban trail system. Volunteers help care for their adopted space by visiting regularly all year – picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds and keeping an eye out for vandalism, weather damage and potential safety hazards. Volunteers make at least a one year commitment and complete a monthly volunteer activity report.

    Group Park Projects:

    Your group can make a big impact by helping with a landscape maintenance project in a park.

    Opportunities may be available in spring and fall, depending on the weather and vary based on the size of the group and current District needs. Projects are typically 2-3 hours and may include activities such as raking planting areas, spreading bark or playground chips, pulling invasive weeds and picking up litter. BPRD staff provides support for your group’s efforts and supplies any tools or materials needed for the project.

    For more information about adopting a park or trail or scheduling a project for your group, contact:

    Kim Johnson
    Community Engagement Supervisor
    Email Kim Johnson
      

    Trail, park or property information:

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

    This neighborhood location offers a family-friendly atmosphere for short walks around a paved path, a fun playground for the kids, and it’s perfect for birthday parties or small gatherings.

    • Picnic tables
    • Playground
    • Open lawn areas and paved trails
    • Unique seating areas

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    This neighborhood location offers a family-friendly atmosphere for short walks around a paved path, a fun playground for the kids, and it’s perfect for birthday parties or small gatherings.

    • Picnic tables
    • Playground
    • Open lawn areas and paved trails
    • Unique seating areas

    Adopt a Park

    Care for Parks, Trails & Off Leash Areas

    Volunteers help keep Bend’s parks, trails and off leash areas beautiful and safe places for everyone to enjoy!

    Adopt-a-Park or Trail or Off Leash Area

    Groups, businesses, schools, families or individuals can adopt a park, off leash area or section of Bend’s urban trail system. Volunteers help care for their adopted space by visiting regularly all year – picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds and keeping an eye out for vandalism, weather damage and potential safety hazards. Volunteers make at least a one year commitment and complete a monthly volunteer activity report.

    Group Park Projects:

    Your group can make a big impact by helping with a landscape maintenance project in a park.

    Opportunities may be available in spring and fall, depending on the weather and vary based on the size of the group and current District needs. Projects are typically 2-3 hours and may include activities such as raking planting areas, spreading bark or playground chips, pulling invasive weeds and picking up litter. BPRD staff provides support for your group’s efforts and supplies any tools or materials needed for the project.

    For more information about adopting a park or trail or scheduling a project for your group, contact:

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

    Contact

    Trail, park or property information:

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