This location is ideal for active groups planning to utilize the disc golf course, skatepark or bike skills course.
- Picnic shelter and tables
- Seating capacity – 40 people, total capacity 100 people
- May experience high use from children during the week through the school year.
Learn more about this renting the Rockridge Park shelter.
Rockridge Park’s skatepark is open from dawn until dusk in dry conditions.
The approximately 11,000-square-foot skatepark includes:
- “Lunar-landscape” design
- Street & bowl features
- Soft “drop-in” entrances and exit
- Seasonal restrooms, picnic shelters and other amenities close to the skatepath.
- Bike and motorized vehicles are not permitted in the skatepark.
Park Rules & Etiquette
Please note that there’s a high volume of skaters so be prepared to share the park. Practice control and courtesy so that everyone can enjoy the park safely. To help users skate safely, the District has set forth use rules and guidelines including encouraging users to wear protective equipment, such as helmets and elbow pads, as well as to practice control and keep the surface clean.
Free-style BMX bike and scooter riders are not allowed in the park. Bike and scooter riders are encouraged to use the original skatepark at the northwest corner of Ponderosa Park. The district has no immediate plans for the original park and it is likely to remain a multi-purpose area for some time. Learn more about other skateparks and skating rules.
Bike Skills Course
Surface: More than a mile of unpaved and accessible, paved paths that meander through the park with no road crossings. Natural-surfaced bike skills course onsite.
Bike Skills Course: Spanning over a mile, the beginner and intermediate bike skills courses feature dirt trails with obstacles – also known to cyclists as log skinnies, corduroy, boardwalk and armored trail features. Both courses allow riders to choose which obstacles or terrain to ride or bypass as they develop their skills.
See other bike-friendly parks, courses and trails. Learn more.
Natural Play Area
Natural play areas are park features made of natural elements or inspired by nature, which are meant to provide a different sensory experience than modern plastic and metal play structures. They are designed to invoke more creative, free play.
In natural areas, kids are encouraged to walk or hop across stumps and logs, race up a cluster of boulders or play tag with friends in a log forest. Using built-in hand water pumps, children can mix sand and water to build sand castles – getting their hands dirty and exploring in the process.
Learn more about Natural Play 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: