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Farewell Bend Park

1000 Southwest Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97702, USA

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Map indicating one-way trail instructions for the South Canyon stretch of the Deschutes River Trail.

Temporary Use Rule: One-Way Trail
The South Canyon stretch of the Deschutes River Trail is temporarily a one-direction trail until further notice.

  • This trail is temporarily closed to bikes.
  • 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:

  • Maintain at least 6 feet distance from others outside of your household or group.
  • Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least 6 feet between people is allowed.
  • Users are strongly encouraged to wear face covering at all times. For adults and children over the age of 5, it is required to wear a face covering if a minimum of 6 feet distance cannot be maintained from those outside of your household or group. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a face covering.
  • Keep your group size small, with gatherings of no more than 10 people from no more than 2 households.
  • Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are not available.
  • Wash/sanitize hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • Visit less popular parks and trails or at less popular times.
  • Keep dogs on leash; It’s the law in Bend except at designated off leash areas.
  • If you are sick, stay at home – do not use a park or trail.
  • Learn More.

    Farewell Bend is located along the Deschutes River near the base of the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge. The Deschutes River Trail runs the length of the park and connects the park to the Old Mill District to the northeast, to Riverbend Park across the river and to the South Canyon Bridge to the south. It has become a popular launching location for float trips on the river in recent years, and a lovely spot to watch nature from birds in the sky to animals in the water and the natural marsh areas.

    In the center of the park, a playground in partnership with the Kiwanis features a “lumber mill” theme and is popular for children and families.  A small bouldering and climbing area neighbors the playground.  The north end has a small beach area for play and relaxation, and a small boat launch exists at the southern end of the park.   There are also a boardwalk along the river, interpretive signage, two viewing shelters which accommodate 4 each, and a large picnic shelter with a capacity of 36.

    5 am to 10 pm

    1000 Southwest Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97702, USA (Directions)

    Lot Parking

    22 acres

    Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

    This location is ideal for groups planning to access the Deschutes River and adjacent trails, near the base of the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge

    • Seating capacity – 40 people, total capacity 100 people
    • 4 movable rectangle picnic tables under the shelter and 3 square tables outside shelter.
    • Adjacent to Deschutes River Trail and beach – river access
    • Open lawn areas and trails
    • Playground and rock climbing bouldering area
    • Restrooms and drinking fountain
    • Lighted shelter and electrical outlet
    • Limited street parking – no parking lot. Carpooling and other alternative transportation is encouraged.

    Learn more about this rental.

    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.

    Parking for Floaters:

    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)

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    Rental info

    This location is ideal for groups planning to access the Deschutes River and adjacent trails, near the base of the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge

    • Seating capacity – 40 people, total capacity 100 people
    • 4 movable rectangle picnic tables under the shelter and 3 square tables outside shelter.
    • Adjacent to Deschutes River Trail and beach – river access
    • Open lawn areas and trails
    • Playground and rock climbing bouldering area
    • Restrooms and drinking fountain
    • Lighted shelter and electrical outlet
    • Limited street parking – no parking lot. Carpooling and other alternative transportation is encouraged.

    Learn more about this rental.

    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:

    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