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.
Dogs In Parks And On Trails:
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.
- 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.