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McKay Park

166 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend, OR, United States

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BWP Surf Fest 092517 - People and Dog (229)Named for Clyde McKay, McKay Park was opened in May 2000 and quickly became a very popular addition to the District’s collection of riverfront parks. McKay Park is an excellent choice for taking a break from the work day to enjoy your lunch and watch the action at the Bend Whitewater Park.

Easily accessible by car and on foot, the park has become an oasis for dog lovers, surfers and those wanting to take a dip in the Deschutes River. Dogs must be on leash.

McKay Park is a popular destination during the summer months with limited street and lot parking.

Summer 2019 update: A 4-hour parking limit will go into effect on July 1, 2019 for on-street parking near McKay Park. The temporary parking limits will occur on Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bradbury Way and neighboring streets to enable access for residents and patrons of area businesses as well as park users at McKay Park and Bend Whitewater Park. Signage will notify drivers and park users about the pilot program and four-hour parking limit. Learn more.

During summer months, consider parking during daytime hours one-block up the street at the Park & Float on Simpson and Bradbury – where you’ll also find tube rentals and a river shuttle service. Learn more.

Art In Public Places donated a life-like sculpture of Canada geese for the park. McKay Park is definitely worth a visit…we’re sure you’ll return time after time.

5 am to 10 pm

166 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Lot Parking

3.9 acres

Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

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:

Closed for 2019 season  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, is now closed for the 2019 season.

Ride the River Shuttle stopped service on Sept. 2, 2019. More info at cascadeseasttransit.com/ride/ride-the-river/.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 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)

Park & Float

Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, is closed for the 2019 season. Each summer it offers parking, snacks, lawn activities and more. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe offers rental of durable river tubes and complimentary life jackets for children and adults. You can also rent a paddleboard, surfboard or kayak.

For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

Park & Float services are available mid-June to Labor Day and are weather-dependent. If poor weather, call (541) 317-9407 to see if the rental trailer is open.

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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:

Closed for 2019 season  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, is now closed for the 2019 season.

Ride the River Shuttle stopped service on Sept. 2, 2019. More info at cascadeseasttransit.com/ride/ride-the-river/.

Bend Whitewater Park Parking Options:

Park & Float at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 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)

Park & Float

Park & Float, located next to The Pavilion on Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, is closed for the 2019 season. Each summer it offers parking, snacks, lawn activities and more. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe offers rental of durable river tubes and complimentary life jackets for children and adults. You can also rent a paddleboard, surfboard or kayak.

For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

Park & Float services are available mid-June to Labor Day and are weather-dependent. If poor weather, call (541) 317-9407 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