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These are just a few of our staff and patrons’ favorite opportunities for accessible play. BPRD strives to make parks, trail and facility amenities safe and accessible for everyone. For more opportunities for accessible play, check out our therapeutic recreation page. View the Bend Park and Recreation District Accessibility information page.

Park Opportunities:

  • Pine Nursery Park: Accessible features at Pine Nursery include parking, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, playground, disc golf course, fishing dock, pickleball courts, dog off-leash area, and 2.6 miles of relatively flat asphalt multi-use paths.
  • Riverbend & Farewell Bend Parks: Accessible features within these connected parks include parking, restroom facilities, picnic shelters, playground, and relatively flat concrete paver multi-use paths along the Deschutes River.
  • Larkspur Park: Accessible features at Larkspur include parking, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, and a playground built using universal-design principles which creates a space that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.
  • Juniper Park: The park has enhanced accessible features. An expanded and relocated playground has unique play options, including sound and tactile play elements, spinning and balance play structures, and swinging and climbing structures. The playground is laid out in a pod style with a concrete pathway connecting the different areas. The park feels open, inviting and cohesive according to frequent visitors. It has expanded ADA parking too.
  • Drake Park: The park has accessible parking and 0.5 mile of trail constructed with concrete pavers.
  • Shevlin Park: Accessible features at Shevlin include parking, restrooms, relatively flat asphalt multi-use path, and compacted aggregate trails along Tumalo Creek.
  • Discovery Park: Accessible features at Discovery include parking, restroom facilities, picnic shelter, dog off-leash area, a dock overlooking Discovery Lake, and relatively flat asphalt multi-use paths.
  • Alpenglow Park: Alpenglow also has accessible pathways and trail connections, bringing new recreation and transportation possibilities for a wide variety of users. There are 2.2 miles of ADA-accessible paved paths, including a 0.9-mile perimeter loop path. There are 1.3 miles of soft surface natural trail too.

Trail Opportunities:

  • Old Mill Reach of the Deschutes River Trail: Stretching from Farewell Bend Park to McKay Park, multi-use paths exist on both sides of the river in addition to an extensive private multi-use path system throughout the Old Mill District. Two bike/pedestrian bridges provide convenient loops. This trail section is relatively flat, constructed of asphalt and concrete pavers, and extends 1.9 miles. These multi-use paths are relatively flat with accessible parking and restroom facilities at Farewell Bend and Riverbend Parks. In addition, there is a boardwalk extending into the river at Farewell Bend Park.
  • Pioneer Reach of the Deschutes River Trail: This 0.4 mile section of the trail consists of a concrete paver multi-use path, is relatively flat, and extends from Pioneer Park to First Street Rapids Park.
  • Coyner Trail from Ponderosa Park to Juniper ParkThis trail is approximately 0.75 mile of relatively flat asphalt multi-use path. There are a few short sections of grade change that still meet standards for accessible recreational trails.
  • Larkspur Trail from Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park to Neff Road: This trail section is approximately 1.1 miles of relatively flat asphalt multi-use path. There are a few short sections of grade change that still meet standards for accessible recreational trails.
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