Public Health Advisory

COVID-19 Operations & Requirements for Extreme Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Bend Senior Center: Temporarily closed.
The Pavilion: Open for reservation-only public skating and registered programs.
The Art Station: Open for youth/childcare programs.
Other facilities/offices: Closed.
Most recreation programs canceled. Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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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 6 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.
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    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: www.faa.gov/uas
    • 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.