Public Health Advisory

Modified operations due to COVID-19:
Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules.
Basketball courts closed | Playgrounds open

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Fitness and lap swim open
Summer registration open and programs underway

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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.
  • 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.
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    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 throughout the year.

    Trail Snow Removal
    If Bend should have a snow event of two inches or more, Park Services will remove the snow from the following trails:

    • Cascade Highlands Trail from Overturf OLA to Skyline Ranch Rd.
    • Coyner Trail from Ponderosa Park to Juniper Park.
    • Discovery Trail from Clearwater Dr. to Skyliners Rd. and from McClain Dr. to Shevlin Park.
    • Drake Park pathways.
    • Larkspur Trail from Bear Creek to Neff Rd. through Pilot Butte State Park.
    • Pine Nursery Park Loop Trail.
    • West Bend Trail along Galveston and Skyliner Rd. between 17th to Skyline Ranch Rd.
    • Trails and pathways in Riverbend and Farewell Bend parks.
    • Haul Road Trail from Mckay Park to Mammoth Drive.
    • Pioneer Park to the First Street Rapids Bridge.

    Please be patient during heavy snows.

    Ski & Snowshoe Opportunities
    When there’s adequate snow cover on the ground, Bend parks and trails that work well for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing include Shevlin Park, Skyline Park, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, Cascade Highlands Trail and Haul Road Trail. All feature surfaces that are relatively level and some feature connections into the U.S. Forest Service trail system.

    • None of the parks or trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing is allowed during the day or in the evening by moonlight or headlamp.
    • Shevlin Park and Riley Ranch close at dusk and are not available for evening recreation.
    • During heavy snows, Riley Ranch parking lots may not be a priority to clear.

    For your winter walking, hiking and biking adventures, here’s a few recommendations.

    Pine Nursery Park Trail
    Location: Northeast Bend
    Trail Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Paved
    Accessibility: Yes
    Off-Street Parking & Restrooms: Pine Nursery Park
    Cleared of snow: yes

    One of the newer trails in Bend, Pine Nursery Trail is a great loop trail anytime of year, but especially in winter because east Bend tends to get less snow and Park Services regularly removes snow from its surface. Relatively level, the trail offers great views of the Cascades as it gently meanders through the park.

    Deschutes River Trail: Awbrey Reach
    Location: Northwest Bend
    Trail Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Unpaved
    Accessibility: No
    Off-Street Parking & Restrooms: Sawyer Park
    Cleared of snow: no

    This northernmost section of the Deschutes River Trail is constructed on top of the buried Tumalo irrigation canal. It has an unpaved surface and includes a few moderate hills. Along the middle stretch of this reach, the river drops into a deep canyon, but the trail stays high on the canyon wall, offering spectacular views of the river below and of the Three Sisters in the distance. A steep climb up the Archie Briggs Canyon Trail connects to Mt. Washington Drive. Visitors can best access the trail from Sawyer Park. There is also limited on-street parking at Sawyer Uplands Park with a connecting route down to the river trail.

    Larkspur Trail
    Location: Northeast Bend
    Trail Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Paved and unpaved
    Accessibility: Yes, some portions
    Off-Street Parking & Restrooms: Pilot Butte Park & Larkspur Park
    Cleared of snow: yes

    The Larkspur Trail extends between Pilot Butte State Park and Larkspur Park, passing through Pinewood Natural Area. Both Pilot Butte and Larkspur parks have ample parking and restroom facilities; Larkspur Park is also the site of the Bend Senior Center and the Rotary Centennial All Children’s Playground. Add an additional mile by climbing the trail to the summit of Pilot Butte or proceed north from the park on newly paved pathways to Neff Road.

    Trail Management
    The Bend Urban Trail System and the Deschutes River Trail are managed by the Bend Park & Recreation District.

    Contact:

    If you have any questions regarding park maintenance, please contact Park Services:

    Trail, park or property information:

    For feedback on the parks, trails or facilities, email parkservicesinfo@bendparksandrec.org