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Hollinshead Park

1235 Northeast Jones Road, Bend, OR, United States

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Hollinshead-Park-in-Bend-OregonDonated to the district by Dean and Lily Hollinshead, this former working ranch retains much of its original pioneer charm. Located in northeast Bend, the park features several original outbuildings including the renovated Hollinshead Barn and the Share Croppers House, now a museum. Park amenities include an unfenced, off-leash dog park, community garden and picnicking. Much of the park is open fields in place of the original Hollinshead orchard.

The park and barn are popular locations for weddings and other private functions. Some off-street parking is available for small groups. For information on reserving the barn for your special event, visit the Hollinshead Barn rental page or call Customer Service at (541) 389-7275.

A small group visit to the Homestead House museum can be scheduled by calling the same number.

5 am to 10 pm

1235 Northeast Jones Road, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Lot Parking

16.5 acres

Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

This location is ideal for meetings, corporate retreats, family gatherings and small weddings with less than 110 people. Situated on 16.5 acres of, the barn is surrounded by open pastures and orchard-like groves of trees with plenty of room for beautiful photography after your event.

  • Two-story historic barn with a gorgeous hardwood interior
  • Seating capacity – 55 people, total capacity 120 people
  • Small kitchen, restroom, coat closet, telephone and elevator access
  • Private fenced event lawn for dedicated event space
  • Dedicated lot parking and vehicle drop-off access
  • Central Bend location that’s minutes from Downtown Bend

Learn more about this rental

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
  

Trail, park or property information:

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

The Community Garden at Hollinshead Park began as a partnership between Bend Park & Recreation District and OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners provide gardeners with personalized support and a wide variety of classes at the 90-plot garden throughout the growing season.

OPENING DAY: SATURDAY, APRIL 27. Available garden plots are offered to the public each year in the spring. Reserving a vegetable garden plot is done via a lottery with the winners able to choose a 10’ x 12’ plot.  The popularity of the 30+ year old Community Garden is evident in the number of gardeners who have returned every year, thereby limiting the number of available plots. After Opening Day, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. The Opening Day on April 27 is a work day to prepare the common areas and meet the Master Gardeners assigned to assist the gardeners.

For lottery information and more, visit the Central Oregon Master Gardener Association website at www.gocomga.com  or the OSU Extension Service Deschutes County website at https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/home-garden-landscape.

WaterWise Demonstration Garden

In 2017, Bend Park and Recreation District partnered with Oregon State University Extension Service,  the Central Oregon Master Gardener Association and the City of Bend to plant water conscious landscaping as part of the City of Bend’s WaterWise conservation program. Visitors can tour the WaterWise Demonstration Garden to learn more about the type of vegetation that grows sustainably in this arid region and see how to best design and maintain your own garden.

Donated to the district by Dean and Lily Hollinshead, this former working ranch retains much of its original pioneer charm. Located in northeast Bend, the park features several original outbuildings including the renovated Hollinshead Barn and the Share Croppers House, which is now a museum. See the Hollinshead Homestead House and Tack Shed Museum brochure to learn more.

Hollinshead Bunk House Renovation

James W Matson was a share-cropper for Dean Hollinshead starting in 1937. He and his family lived in the Share Croppers House at Hollinshead Park, which is now a museum. Caring for many acres, he grew seed crops and potatoes as well as  raised a dairy herd, beef cattle and hogs. When Matson’s brothers came home from WWII, they worked on the farm too, helping clear the land and harvest crops.

The Bunk House, originally built in the 1920s, has served many purposes over the years. Matson’s brothers and other workers used it for sleeping quarters and it also housed Matson’s Model A Ford (driven all the way from Kansas) in a corner. Much-needed farm buggies and wagons were stored under a lean-to on the east side and a harness room was located in another corner.  Dean Hollinshead spent many hours in the harness room, working on horse gear, arranging buckles, hooks, tools and stirrups  as well as sharing stories by the woodstove with friends.

In 2009, Park Services re-roofed the building and in 2011 staff completely renovated the interior and exterior adding electricity, insulation and heat. Numerous Hollinshead historical items are on display here and now the building is an addition to the museum.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call the District office at (541) 389-7275.

Hollinshead Barn Rentals

The park and barn are popular locations for weddings and other private functions. Some off-street parking is available for small groups. For information on reserving the barn for your special event, visit the Hollinshead Barn rental page or call Customer Service at (541) 389-7275.

Dogs are a part of many Bendites’ lives and involved with their owners in many recreational adventures. In Bend, there’s so much to do with your four-legged friend including:

  • Walk and run on the trails and paths
  • Swim in the Deschutes River
  • Play, walk and run off-leash at eight off-leash areas.

No matter the activity or adventure, it’s important that dog owners manage their dog responsibly so that everyone can enjoy the parks and trails.

City of Bend law and Bend Park & Recreation District rules require that:

  • Dogs are to be leashed up in public except in official off-leash areas.
  • Dog owners are to clean up after their dog. To help out, dog waste bags and trash receptacles are available at many Bend parks and trails.

Off-Leash Area Rules

Off-Leash Areas in Bend ParksThe intent of these rules is to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all park users.

  • No aggressive dogs allowed. Immediately remove your dog from the park if it is misbehaving or acting in an aggressive manner.
  • Keep dogs on leash outside designated off-leash areas.
  • Pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
  • Remain in visual site and voice control of your dog at all times.
  • Carry a leash for each dog in your care.
  • Closely supervise young children. Children under the age of 12 may not be in the off-leash area unsupervised.
  • Accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused by your dog.
  • Bring no more than three dogs to the off-leash area at any time.
  • Do not bring a dog in heat to a Bend park.
  • Do not bring a puppy without a complete cycle of vaccinations to a Bend park.
  • Display tags showing proof of current license and rabies vaccinations on all dogs.
  • Comply with all other park rules.
  • Please be courteous to neighbors and control excessive barking.

Download a Visitor’s Guide to Dog Parks with tips for having a positive experience at a dog off-leash area.

Kid's in Off-Leash Areas

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in Bend off-leash areas unsupervised. Here is some guidance for those with children in an off-leash area:

  • Not all dogs are child-friendly. Do not allow your child to approach or pet a strange dog without the owner’s presence and approval.
  • A running, squealing or screaming child may become a target for many dogs, because the child resembles an injured animal or prey.
  • Do not let your child have toys or food in an off-leash area.
  • Children are more susceptible to contracting intestinal worms and other infections from touching grass where feces or urine are present. Be sure your children (and you) always wear shoes in an off-leash park area and wash hands after touching dog play toys.

Small Dogs in Off-Leash Areas

Ponderosa Small Dog Area entranceWhen it comes to off-leash areas, a designated space for small dogs to have a play and activity level that's in their proportion rather than with big dogs can be a great option for small dog owners.

Currently, there are fenced small dog areas at Riverbend, Pine Nursery and Ponderosa Parks. The criteria for small dogs is less than 15 inches at the shoulder and under 25 pounds.

If you would like to comment on the small dog parks, email us at info@bendparksandrec.org or call (541) 389-7275.

Learn more about dog-friendly parks and off-leash areas

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Rental info

This location is ideal for meetings, corporate retreats, family gatherings and small weddings with less than 110 people. Situated on 16.5 acres of, the barn is surrounded by open pastures and orchard-like groves of trees with plenty of room for beautiful photography after your event.

  • Two-story historic barn with a gorgeous hardwood interior
  • Seating capacity – 55 people, total capacity 120 people
  • Small kitchen, restroom, coat closet, telephone and elevator access
  • Private fenced event lawn for dedicated event space
  • Dedicated lot parking and vehicle drop-off access
  • Central Bend location that’s minutes from Downtown Bend

Learn more about this rental

Community Garden

The Community Garden at Hollinshead Park began as a partnership between Bend Park & Recreation District and OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners provide gardeners with personalized support and a wide variety of classes at the 90-plot garden throughout the growing season.

OPENING DAY: SATURDAY, APRIL 27. Available garden plots are offered to the public each year in the spring. Reserving a vegetable garden plot is done via a lottery with the winners able to choose a 10’ x 12’ plot.  The popularity of the 30+ year old Community Garden is evident in the number of gardeners who have returned every year, thereby limiting the number of available plots. After Opening Day, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. The Opening Day on April 27 is a work day to prepare the common areas and meet the Master Gardeners assigned to assist the gardeners.

For lottery information and more, visit the Central Oregon Master Gardener Association website at www.gocomga.com  or the OSU Extension Service Deschutes County website at https://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/home-garden-landscape.

WaterWise Demonstration Garden

In 2017, Bend Park and Recreation District partnered with Oregon State University Extension Service,  the Central Oregon Master Gardener Association and the City of Bend to plant water conscious landscaping as part of the City of Bend’s WaterWise conservation program. Visitors can tour the WaterWise Demonstration Garden to learn more about the type of vegetation that grows sustainably in this arid region and see how to best design and maintain your own garden.

Homestead History & Museum

Donated to the district by Dean and Lily Hollinshead, this former working ranch retains much of its original pioneer charm. Located in northeast Bend, the park features several original outbuildings including the renovated Hollinshead Barn and the Share Croppers House, which is now a museum. See the Hollinshead Homestead House and Tack Shed Museum brochure to learn more.

Hollinshead Bunk House Renovation

James W Matson was a share-cropper for Dean Hollinshead starting in 1937. He and his family lived in the Share Croppers House at Hollinshead Park, which is now a museum. Caring for many acres, he grew seed crops and potatoes as well as  raised a dairy herd, beef cattle and hogs. When Matson’s brothers came home from WWII, they worked on the farm too, helping clear the land and harvest crops.

The Bunk House, originally built in the 1920s, has served many purposes over the years. Matson’s brothers and other workers used it for sleeping quarters and it also housed Matson’s Model A Ford (driven all the way from Kansas) in a corner. Much-needed farm buggies and wagons were stored under a lean-to on the east side and a harness room was located in another corner.  Dean Hollinshead spent many hours in the harness room, working on horse gear, arranging buckles, hooks, tools and stirrups  as well as sharing stories by the woodstove with friends.

In 2009, Park Services re-roofed the building and in 2011 staff completely renovated the interior and exterior adding electricity, insulation and heat. Numerous Hollinshead historical items are on display here and now the building is an addition to the museum.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call the District office at (541) 389-7275.

Hollinshead Barn Rentals

The park and barn are popular locations for weddings and other private functions. Some off-street parking is available for small groups. For information on reserving the barn for your special event, visit the Hollinshead Barn rental page or call Customer Service at (541) 389-7275.

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
  

Contact

Trail, park or property information:

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