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Pine Nursery Park

3750 NE Purcell Blvd, 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.

Road Detours to Pine Nursery Park:

Butler Market Rd., 27th St. & Deschutes Market Rd. Closed
Best access to park is via Purcell Blvd. Empire Ave. and Butler Market Rd. are open to Purcell. Closures continue until mid-September 2020.

Visit City of Bend’s construction webpage for detour maps and project details.

NPJ Volleyball Court Construction

After a decade of use, the four sand volleyball courts located adjacent to the Les Schwab Amphitheater have closed. Through a partnership, North Pacific Juniors (NPJ) Volleyball Club and Bend Park and Recreation District are working together to bring sand volleyball courts back to the community.

Beginning this spring, five new sand volleyball courts will be constructed at Pine Nursery Park, south of the dog park. BPRD is providing the land at Pine Nursery Park, and NPJ will construct,  maintain and operate the courts. Two of the five courts will be available for drop in public use at all times, except during tournaments. The remaining 3 courts will also be available to the public when not being used for programmed activities by NPJ or BPRD. Construction of the courts is scheduled to conclude in May, however, the courts will be closed until the Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

For questions about the construction or operation of the courts please call or email Adam Ellis with NPJ. More information about NPJ is available on their website.

BPRD is grateful for the collaboration with NPJ, and is excited to offer sand volleyball opportunities to the community.

Pine-Nursery-ParkPine Nursery Park is a large community park and located in northeast Bend between Purcell, Deschutes Market, and Yeoman Roads and consists of 159 acres. The park includes a sports complex for field sports, natural areas, fishing pond, fitness trails, disc golf course, paved trails, a 14-acre off-leash area, all-abilities playground, pickleball courts and room for future expansion.

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.

Pine Nursery Park Pickleball Complex

At Pine Nursery Park 16-Court Complex, open play is available Monday – Saturday, 12:30 pm – dusk and Sunday, all day.

Reserved organized play through the Bend Pickleball Club is Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 12:30 pm.  The public and club members may register for organized play at bendpickleballclub.com. There is a fee.

Learn more about Pickleball at Bend Park and Recreation District.

5 am to 10 pm

3750 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

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159 acres

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Picnic Shelter Rental

This location is an ideal place to gather for team celebrations, company picnics and birthday parties with beautiful mountain views.

  • 3 moveable rectangle picnic tables.
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Open lawn areas and trails
  • Pickleball courts
  • Off-leash dog area
  • Pond
  • Restrooms
  • Lighted shelter and electrical outlet

Learn more about this rental.

Tournament and Sports Field Rentals

The District coordinates the use of District athletic fields for sports organizations, teams and general public use. Learn more about reserving this field for your practice, tournament or other public event.

Learn more about sports field rentals.   

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
Email Kim Johnson

Trail, park or property information:

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

 

Field Information

The pickleball courts are open year-round. Sports fields are available March 1 through November 1 depending on weather and conditions.

16-Court Pickleball Complex
The Pickleball court complex features 16 regulation courts with nets. This complex has open play and reserved play hours. See the Pickleball page for more program information and schedules.

4 Softball Fields
Pine Nursery features 4 softball fields for youth and adult use. These unlit fields feature metal stands for spectators and covered dugouts, with a field house at the complex. The fields have 40’ and 50’pitching distances; 60’, 65’, 70’ and 80’ base distances; and portable outfield fences with a 300’ maximum distance.

4+ Multi-Purpose Fields
These unlit fields are used for lacrosse, rugby, soccer, football and other field sports. These large fields have plenty of spectator space and some metal stands for viewing.During the fall, soccer goals are available for field use and removed for softball field use. 

Tournaments and Schedules

Check the calendar for upcoming tournaments and schedules.

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games from April 1 through October 31. All organized sport program use of Bend Park & Recreation District athletic fields requires a reservation and permit. Organized sport program use is defined as any time a group of individuals is practicing, playing contests, conducting drills, camps or other programmed activities under the coordination, direction and supervision of an individual or organization. The reservation process provides a user or organization the exclusive use of a field. Permits are enforced by Bend Park and Recreation District staff. Learn more about sports field rentals.

Other Available Fields:
Looking for other fields? See all rentable sports fields.

For additional information or questions, contact:

Becky Young
Sports Program & Athletic Facilities Coordinator
Email Becky Young

  

More play on the way: kicking soccer into the future

Build it ForwardBend FC Timbers has been the District’s partner in serving the Central Oregon soccer community for almost two decades with more than 3,000 boys and girls participating in competitive and recreational soccer programs through the organization each year.

A group of dedicated volunteers initiated the Build It Forward Capital Campaign, a public/private partnership between the non-profit organization, Bend FC Timbers and Bend Park & Recreation District to expand space and opportunities for play. The result is a 10-year project to transform eight acres of Pine Nursery Park into a competition-level, all-season athletic facility.

“This project is an investment in our community offering more children and adults the opportunity to be active in healthy, outdoor team sports,” says Tara Bilanski, executive director, Bend FC Timbers.

  • Phase I, 2015-2020, field design and engineering, construction of two synthetic turf fields, outdoor lighting and fencing.
  • Phases II & III, 2020-2025, construct two additional synthetic turf fields, clubhouse, outdoor lighting, fencing and complex infrastructure.

The Bend FC Timbers is committed to making this field project a reality to ensure accessibility for everyone and accommodate the growing sports community. Learn more.  

Bob Wenger Dog Off-Leash Area – In Memoriam

Our deepest Gratitude to Bob for his spirit and dedication

A tireless supporter of off-leash opportunities, Bob had a particular interest for the Pine Nursery off-leash area. In addition to being instrumental in the park’s planning, he contributed countless hours to creating trails, pulling weeds and setting out buckets for people to clean up after their dogs as well as other efforts to make the park enjoyable for humans and canines alike. His passion and dedication can be seen throughout the OLA – it just wouldn’t be what it is today without Bob.

Volunteer your time. Contributions big and small will help sustain Bob’s legacy. If you are interested in volunteering with DogPAC contact happytails@dogpac.org.

To volunteer in a Bend Park & Recreation off-leash area, contact:

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor
Email Kim Johnson

About Off-Leash Areas

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

Picnic Shelter Rental

This location is an ideal place to gather for team celebrations, company picnics and birthday parties with beautiful mountain views.

  • 3 moveable rectangle picnic tables.
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Open lawn areas and trails
  • Pickleball courts
  • Off-leash dog area
  • Pond
  • Restrooms
  • Lighted shelter and electrical outlet

Learn more about this rental.

Tournament and Sports Field Rentals

The District coordinates the use of District athletic fields for sports organizations, teams and general public use. Learn more about reserving this field for your practice, tournament or other public event.

Learn more about sports field rentals.   

Sports Field Rentals

Field Information

The pickleball courts are open year-round. Sports fields are available March 1 through November 1 depending on weather and conditions.

16-Court Pickleball Complex
The Pickleball court complex features 16 regulation courts with nets. This complex has open play and reserved play hours. See the Pickleball page for more program information and schedules.

4 Softball Fields
Pine Nursery features 4 softball fields for youth and adult use. These unlit fields feature metal stands for spectators and covered dugouts, with a field house at the complex. The fields have 40’ and 50’pitching distances; 60’, 65’, 70’ and 80’ base distances; and portable outfield fences with a 300’ maximum distance.

4+ Multi-Purpose Fields
These unlit fields are used for lacrosse, rugby, soccer, football and other field sports. These large fields have plenty of spectator space and some metal stands for viewing.During the fall, soccer goals are available for field use and removed for softball field use. 

Tournaments and Schedules

Check the calendar for upcoming tournaments and schedules.

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games from April 1 through October 31. All organized sport program use of Bend Park & Recreation District athletic fields requires a reservation and permit. Organized sport program use is defined as any time a group of individuals is practicing, playing contests, conducting drills, camps or other programmed activities under the coordination, direction and supervision of an individual or organization. The reservation process provides a user or organization the exclusive use of a field. Permits are enforced by Bend Park and Recreation District staff. Learn more about sports field rentals.

Other Available Fields:
Looking for other fields? See all rentable sports fields.

For additional information or questions, contact:

Becky Young
Sports Program & Athletic Facilities Coordinator
(541) 706-6120
Email Becky Young

  

FC Timbers: Build it Forward

More play on the way: kicking soccer into the future

Build it ForwardBend FC Timbers has been the District’s partner in serving the Central Oregon soccer community for almost two decades with more than 3,000 boys and girls participating in competitive and recreational soccer programs through the organization each year.

A group of dedicated volunteers initiated the Build It Forward Capital Campaign, a public/private partnership between the non-profit organization, Bend FC Timbers and Bend Park & Recreation District to expand space and opportunities for play. The result is a 10-year project to transform eight acres of Pine Nursery Park into a competition-level, all-season athletic facility.

“This project is an investment in our community offering more children and adults the opportunity to be active in healthy, outdoor team sports,” says Tara Bilanski, executive director, Bend FC Timbers.

  • Phase I, 2015-2020, field design and engineering, construction of two synthetic turf fields, outdoor lighting and fencing.
  • Phases II & III, 2020-2025, construct two additional synthetic turf fields, clubhouse, outdoor lighting, fencing and complex infrastructure.

The Bend FC Timbers is committed to making this field project a reality to ensure accessibility for everyone and accommodate the growing sports community. Learn more.  

Bob Wenger Dog Off-Leash Area

Bob Wenger Dog Off-Leash Area – In Memoriam

Our deepest Gratitude to Bob for his spirit and dedication

A tireless supporter of off-leash opportunities, Bob had a particular interest for the Pine Nursery off-leash area. In addition to being instrumental in the park’s planning, he contributed countless hours to creating trails, pulling weeds and setting out buckets for people to clean up after their dogs as well as other efforts to make the park enjoyable for humans and canines alike. His passion and dedication can be seen throughout the OLA – it just wouldn’t be what it is today without Bob.

Volunteer your time. Contributions big and small will help sustain Bob’s legacy. If you are interested in volunteering with DogPAC contact happytails@dogpac.org.

To volunteer in a Bend Park & Recreation off-leash area, contact:

Kim Johnson
Community Engagement Supervisor
(541) 706-6127
Email Kim Johnson

About Off-Leash Areas

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

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
Email Kim Johnson

Contact

Trail, park or property information:

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