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Miller’s Landing Park

55 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States

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Millers Landing Park in Bend OregonSituated across the Deschutes River from McKay Park, Miller’s Landing Park is Bend’s newest riverfront park. Miller’s Landing is a great park for picnicking, viewing the river and Old Mill District activities or perhaps a game of Frisbee. Accessible via streets and trails, the park features a section of the Deschutes River Trail, connecting the Riverside neighborhood to the Old Mill.

River access is available for water play, floating, paddleboarding, surfing and kayaking. The park offers access to water recreation opportunities in the Bend Whitewater Park.

5 am to 10 pm

55 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Lot Parking

4.7 acres

Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

This location is ideal for small- to medium-size groups planning to utilize the Deschutes River and trails.

  • Seating capacity – 25 people, total capacity 100 people
  • 4 moveable rectangle picnic tables
  • Open lawn areas and trails
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Adjacent to community gardens
  • Lighted shelter and electrical outlet

Learn more about this rental.

Rental or facility information:

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

The park and is richly rooted in our town’s history. In 1877, Stephen Staats (as in Staats St.) filed claim for the land which is now home to the park. The parkland was at one time ranched, home to a hotel and the site of one of Bend’s early post offices. In 1924, Harry Miller, owner of Miller Lumber Company, bought the land. Its location just downriver from the Shevlin-Hixon and Brooks Scanlon mills was an ideal site for a lumber holding area, staging area for delivery wagons and stable for horses. Many years later when horses were replaced with gas engine vehicles, the company no longer actively used the property. In time, the land’s primary use was by locals to access the river.

In 2010, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) led an effort to raise community funds to contribute to the purchase of the land from current property owners, the Miller family and Brooks Resources Corporation, with the goal of preserving the land as a community park for all to enjoy forever. Greg Cushman, TPL board member and local community advocate, led a campaign to raise $700,000 to help the Bend Park & Recreation District purchase the land for what is now Miller’s Landing Park. Over 500 people contributed to see this park come to be.

 

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 – 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)

Park & Float

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 offers 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 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, Park & Float is only a block away.

The Ride the River shuttle begins and ends at 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.

Park & Float services are available Saturday, June 16 through Monday, Sept. 3 and are weather-dependent. If poor weather, call (541) 317-9407 to see if the rental trailer is open.

features

Rental info

This location is ideal for small- to medium-size groups planning to utilize the Deschutes River and trails.

  • Seating capacity – 25 people, total capacity 100 people
  • 4 moveable rectangle picnic tables
  • Open lawn areas and trails
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Adjacent to community gardens
  • Lighted shelter and electrical outlet

Learn more about this rental.

History

The park and is richly rooted in our town’s history. In 1877, Stephen Staats (as in Staats St.) filed claim for the land which is now home to the park. The parkland was at one time ranched, home to a hotel and the site of one of Bend’s early post offices. In 1924, Harry Miller, owner of Miller Lumber Company, bought the land. Its location just downriver from the Shevlin-Hixon and Brooks Scanlon mills was an ideal site for a lumber holding area, staging area for delivery wagons and stable for horses. Many years later when horses were replaced with gas engine vehicles, the company no longer actively used the property. In time, the land’s primary use was by locals to access the river.

In 2010, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) led an effort to raise community funds to contribute to the purchase of the land from current property owners, the Miller family and Brooks Resources Corporation, with the goal of preserving the land as a community park for all to enjoy forever. Greg Cushman, TPL board member and local community advocate, led a campaign to raise $700,000 to help the Bend Park & Recreation District purchase the land for what is now Miller’s Landing Park. Over 500 people contributed to see this park come to be.

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 – 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)

Park & Float

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 offers 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 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, Park & Float is only a block away.

The Ride the River shuttle begins and ends at 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.

Park & Float services are available Saturday, June 16 through Monday, Sept. 3 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