Bend Park and Recreation District has modified operations due to COVID-19.
Parks and trails remain open with temporary use & social distancing rules. Playgrounds, sport courts & skateparks closed. All facilities closed: including Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend Senior Center, The Pavilion, Art Station, District Office and Park Services.
Spring & summer recreation programs adjusted.
Come celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th with Bend Park & Recreation! Start out your day’s festivities with the Pet Parade through downtown Bend then follow up with the Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Bring your pet or stuffed animal to the Pet Parade in downtown Bend on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. Line-up at 9:00 am for the
parade at 10:00 am. Afterwards, enjoy the music, games, arts and crafts booths and food at the Old Fashioned Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Geocaching is a treasure hunt-like recreational activity that involves navigation by GPS to find hidden containers known as geocaches. Bend Park and Recreation District encourages this family-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors, as it’s a great way to get outside and be active.
In order to limit the impacts to natural resources within the parks, the District has created guidelines for geocaching in the parks.
Caches & Placement
Virtual caches: Including EarthCaches and Waymarking, are preferred and permitted at all parks.
Traditional caches: (Physical) caches are not allowed in the Riley Ranch Nature Reserve. Traditional caches are permitted when adhering to the following placement guidelines:
Caches may not affect natural, cultural and historical resources, visitor safety or other park users.
When in natural areas or undeveloped parks, caches may not be placed more than 5 feet from a designated trail.
Caches may not be permanently attached (glued, bolted, or screwed) to any historic structure, monument, archaeological, natural or geologic feature.
Caches are not allowed within riparian areas, on steep grades or at any other location where natural area damage is likely.
Caches may not be buried, nor may vegetation, rocks or other features be marked or damaged in the process of placing, accessing or maintaining the cache.
Physical caches are not permitted inside any Park facility or structure.