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Farewell Bend Park

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

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Farewell-Bend-Park-in-Bend-OregonFarewell Bend is located along the Deschutes River near the base of the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge. The park features a boat launch and natural marsh areas. It has become a popular launching location for float trips on the river.

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.

In the center of the park, a playground featuring a “lumber mill” theme is popular for children and families.

There are two viewing shelters, a boardwalk along the river, interpretive signage and a playground which Kiwanis assisted in building. A large picnic shelter with a capacity of 36 is available in addition to two small shelters which accommodate 4 each.

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.

Rental or facility information:

For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email info@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.

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:

Now – June 15: Parking is available at Riverbend Park and public parking lots on Columbia Street. (There is no shuttle service.)

June 16 – Sept. 3: Parking is available at Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1001 SW Bradbury Way. Shuttles will be running regularly during the day.

Ride the River Shuttle is available from June 16 – Sept. 3, 2018. The cost is $3 per person per day. More info at cascadeseasttransit.com.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1001 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

Bend Park & Float

Bend Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, offers everything you need to make your day on the river fun and easy. There is parking, snacks, lawn activities and more. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe will offer rental of durable river tubes and complimentary life jackets for children and adults. You can also rent a paddleboard, surfboard or kayak. Several floating options are possible from Bend Park & Float.

Choose a two-hour float from Riverbend Park to Drake Park or a one-hour float from either Riverbend Park or McKay Park. For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Bend Park & Float is only a block away.

The Ride the River shuttle begins and ends at Bend Park & Float with stops at Riverbend Park and Drake Park. And there is bike parking and Zagster bike share on site if you want to skip a vehicle completely.

Bend Park & Float services will be available Saturday, June 16 through Monday, Sept. 3 and are weather-dependent. Beginning May 26, early season rentals may be available at Riverbend Park, but shuttles are not running. If poor weather and/or before June 16, call  to see if the rental trailer is open.

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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.

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:

Now – June 15: Parking is available at Riverbend Park and public parking lots on Columbia Street. (There is no shuttle service.)

June 16 – Sept. 3: Parking is available at Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1001 SW Bradbury Way. Shuttles will be running regularly during the day.

Ride the River Shuttle is available from June 16 – Sept. 3, 2018. The cost is $3 per person per day. More info at cascadeseasttransit.com.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1001 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)

Bend Park & Float

Bend Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, offers everything you need to make your day on the river fun and easy. There is parking, snacks, lawn activities and more. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe will offer rental of durable river tubes and complimentary life jackets for children and adults. You can also rent a paddleboard, surfboard or kayak. Several floating options are possible from Bend Park & Float.

Choose a two-hour float from Riverbend Park to Drake Park or a one-hour float from either Riverbend Park or McKay Park. For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Bend Park & Float is only a block away.

The Ride the River shuttle begins and ends at Bend Park & Float with stops at Riverbend Park and Drake Park. And there is bike parking and Zagster bike share on site if you want to skip a vehicle completely.

Bend Park & Float services will be available Saturday, June 16 through Monday, Sept. 3 and are weather-dependent. Beginning May 26, early season rentals may be available at Riverbend Park, but shuttles are not running. If poor weather and/or before June 16, call  to see if the rental trailer is open.

Contact

Rental or facility information:

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