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Modified operations due to COVID-19:
Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules.
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McKay Park

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

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: For all BPRD parks and trails

Oregonians are strongly encouraged to stay home, save lives. Do not gather in parks or on trails.
Temporary use rules:

  • Playgrounds, exercise equipment and basketball and volleyball courts remain closed.
  • Skateparks and pickleball, tennis, horseshoes and bocce ball courts are now open.
  • Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least six feet between people is allowed.
  • Stay six feet from others.
  • Visit less popular parks and trails and/or at less popular times.
  • Go solo or only with members of your household. No groups.
  • Off-leash dog areas, picnic shelters and restrooms remain open.
  • On trails, offer a wide-berth when passing.
  • Wash hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are not available.
  • Keep dogs on leash. It's the law in Bend.
  • Follow local and national health guidance.
  • If you're sick, stay home.

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)

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3.9 acres

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Trail, park or property 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. 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:

2020 dates to be announced.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, is currently closed.

Ride the River Shuttle Not available in 2020.

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 currently closed. No rentals available in 2020.
For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

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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. 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:

2020 dates to be announced.  Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, is currently closed.

Ride the River Shuttle Not available in 2020.

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 currently closed. No rentals available in 2020.
For Bend Whitewater Park rapids and fun, Park & Float is only a block away.

Contact

Trail, park or property information:

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