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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.
  • Learn More.

    Remote controlled devices are allowed in Bend parks under the following conditions:

    Example: Drones, boats, airplanes, cars

    Remote controlled devices are allowed in Bend parks under the following conditions:

    • Follow all FAA rules. Learn more:
    • Operator or spotter must maintain a line of sight of the device at all times.
    • No remote controlled devices are allowed on District property at Riley Ranch Nature Reserve or Shevlin Park.
    • Operator must be in control of the device in a manner that is not careless or reckless.
    • Gas-powered models are not allowed.
    • Devices may not be used in areas occupied by other park users, during sporting events, in dog parks or other areas where a conflict with patrons or neighbors may exist.
    • When gathering as a group to use remote controlled devices, please call BPRD, at  (541) 389-7275  in advance to avoid conflicts with other scheduled events.
    • Film permit required for commercial film use.

    Thank you for operating your remote controlled device in a manner considerate of park neighbors and users.