Public Health Advisory

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.

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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 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.
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    Welcome to the Bend Urban Trails System!

    The Bend Urban Trails System, developed and managed jointly by the Bend Park & Recreation District and the City of Bend, connects our community and encourages recreation and non-motorized transportation.

    Trails in the system traverse many different landscapes, including established parks, natural forested areas and urban areas both sparsely and densely developed. The Urban Trails System currently includes approximately 65 developed miles with more trails under development each year. The Bend Park & Recreation District is committed to increasing and improving the primary and connector trail routes as rights-of-way and funding opportunities allow.

    Trail Use:

    • Some sections of the trail are on private property. Please stay on the designated trail.
    • Areas along the river are sensitive wildlife habitat. Please do not walk along the river bank.
    • Bicyclists and dogs are not allowed on some sections of the trails. Please observe pedestrian-only trail sections. No motorized vehicles allowed on trails.

    Trail Rules & Regulations:

    • Parks and trails are open 5 AM to 10 PM daily.
    • City ordinances require that dogs must be on leash at all times within the city limits (except at designated off-leash areas) and their waste properly removed. Dog “rest stops” along the trails and in the parks provide you with disposal bags and trash cans.
    • Do not litter. Trash cans are located throughout the park and trail system.
    • Vehicles must remain on roadways or in parking areas. No parking on district property between 10 PM and 5 AM.
    • No camping, smoking or fires allowed. Alcoholic beverages allowed by permit only.
    • Feeding geese, ducks, other waterfowl and wildlife is not allowed.
    • Removing vegetation is not allowed.
    • Propane cook stoves are allowed; no charcoal grills allowed.
    • Metal detectors allowed by permit only.
    • The use of airborne projectiles, including golf and archery, is not allowed.
    • Sales and concessions allowed by permit only.

    These rules are in place for the safety and comfort of all park users. Park users are responsible for knowing and following all park rules. This is a partial list. See the Rules and Regulations page for full rules or call (541) 389-7275.

    Trail Accessibility

    It is the goal of Bend Park & Recreation District to provide trail access for all. However, not all existing trail segments have been evaluated nor are all trails intended to be fully accessible routes. The trails on this map may present obstacles, running slopes, cross slopes, narrow tread widths and unstable surfaces, making them inaccessible for some users. Trails at Farewell Bend, Riverbend, Pioneer and Pine Nursery Parks offer the best access for visitors with mobility aids. Updated information about the condition and accessibility of trails is available by calling(541) 389-7275. It is the trail user’s responsibility to determine if trail difficulty is appropriate for his or her skill level.

    Dogs on Trails & In Parks

    Unless otherwise indicated, dogs must be leashed on trails and in parks. Bend has eight areas for people to recreate with their dogs off-leash. The North Reach of the Deschutes River Trail (DRT), through the Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, does not permit dogs in the park or on the trails.

    Choose your own adventure!

    There are numerous ways to enjoy parks in Bend. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone. Use the links below to learn more about these activities in parks, or use the Park Locator to filter parks by activities.

    If you’re looking for more information on park uses, such as metal detectorsalcohol in parks or operating a business in a park, see the Park Rules and Regulations page.

    Thank you for keeping parks enjoyable for all.

    Image of a family cycling at Shevlin Park in Bend, Oregon.
    Image of two teens at a free community event, Let's Picnic, in Bend.