Modified operations due to COVID-19: Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules. Playgrounds and basketball/volleyball courts closed. All facilities and offices closed. Limited reopening beginning in June. Programs canceled until June 15.
Summer program modifications underway. Registration on hold; resumes May 26.
District staff have been working on safety improvements for Central Oregon Historic Canal Trail crossings across several roadways in south Bend. The district is working with the City of Bend to construct trail crossings at two locations where the trail crosses major arterial roads. The first crossing completed is where the trail crosses 15th Street south of Reed Market Road near Chloe Lane. Through an interagency agreement, the district provided funding to the City of Bend to construct this crossing as part of the Murphy Road project. The city will begin construction of the second crossing at 3rd Street in April of 2020. Future safety improvements are planned at the Blakely Road, Brosterhous Road, Ferguson Avenue and 27th Street crossings.