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Rockridge Park

20885 Egypt Dr, Bend, OR 97701, USA

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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: For all BPRD parks and trails
It’s summer and you want to play. It’s okay; you can with a few reminders:
  • Distancing is a must when you visit a Bend Park & Recreation District park, trail, recreation center and even the river.
  • Stay six feet from others, indoors and out.
  • If you cannot maintain six feet distance from others, wear a face covering. (Required for ages 5 and up. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation.)
  • Wash hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
  • Visit less popular parks and trails or at less popular times.
  • Go only with your household or small groups. No large groups.
  • Keep dogs on leash; It’s the law in Bend except at designated off leash areas.
  • Bring your own drinking water. Drinking fountains are not available.
  • If you are sick, stay home.
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    Rockridge-Community-ParkThis community park offers a variety of outdoor activities with a lunar-scape skatepark, 9-hole disc golf course, bike skills course, paved and unpaved paths.

    Rockridge Park was designed with a minimal footprint to maintain over 60 percent of the original terrain as natural space which makes you feel like you’re miles outside of town.

    The natural play area is a central experience to the park. This play area features a Juniper “log forest” where children can navigate smoothed and repurposed trees, which were harvested from local Bend parks. Children can also create their own natural adventures on log steppers, boulder scrambles and a climbing tree.

    Within the park, there is a small playground, a large picnic shelter, picnic tables, drinking fountains, seasonal restrooms, paved and on-street parking.

    Rockridge Park is located in northeast Bend, directly south of Lava Ridge Elementary School and Sky View Middle School. The park is characterized by its natural look, with old-growth juniper, rugged lava rock outcrops and swaths of sage and bitterbrush.

     

    5 am to 10 pm

    20885 Egypt Dr, Bend, OR 97701, USA (Directions)

    Lot Parking

    36.6 acres

    Click here for Park Rules and Guidelines

    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.

    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 parkservicesinfo@bendparksandrec.org

     

    Rockridge-Park-SkateparkRockridge Skatepark

    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

    Image of the Bike Skills Course at Rockridge Park in Bend.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 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.

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    Rental info

    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 Skatepark

    Rockridge-Park-SkateparkRockridge Skatepark

    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

    Image of the Bike Skills Course at Rockridge Park in Bend.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:

    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 parkservicesinfo@bendparksandrec.org