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
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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: 4th Saturday in April. 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 the fourth Saturday of April 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: