COVID-19 Operations for High/Orange Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open. Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Open – swim reservations needed. Dry fitness activities temporarily closed.
Larkspur Community Center: Open – reservation only. Senior social activities closed.
The Pavilion: Closed for ice season. Roller begins April 12.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Other facilities/offices: Closed.
Recreation programs offered.
Childcare and virtual classes continue.
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: For all BPRD parks and trails
The parks and trails are calling and you want to play. It’s okay; you can with a few reminders:
Maintain at least 6 feet distance from others outside of your household or group.
Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least 6 feet between people is allowed.
Users are strongly encouraged to wear face covering at all times. For adults and children over the age of 5, it is required to wear a face covering if a minimum of 6 feet distance cannot be maintained from those outside of your household or group. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a face covering.
Keep your group size small, with gatherings of no more than 10 people from no more than 2 households.
Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are not available.
Wash/sanitize hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.
Visit less popular parks and trails or at less popular times.
Keep dogs on leash; It’s the law in Bend except at designated off leash areas.
If you are sick, stay at home – do not use a park or trail.
Awbrey Reservoir (NW 10th and Trenton) 5 acres, partially fenced (not fully enclosed). Note: acreage is approximate.
Small Dog Areas: There are fenced small dog areas at the Riverbend, Pine Nursery and Ponderosa Park off-leash areas. The criteria for small dogs is less than 15 inches at the shoulder and under 25 pounds.
For a full listing of off-leash areas and opportunities in the region, go to www.dogpac.org
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.
When 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.