Miller’s Landing River Access and Restoration Project

17 NW Hawthorne Ave #2, Bend, OR 97702, USA

Project Phase


Project Overview

Access to the river has been identified by the community as a high priority for both residents and visitors. After opening Miller’s Landing Park in 2014, the years of use and increased demand on the park caused the access points to no longer serve the population as intended.

The new design at Miller’s Landing focuses on improved river access for boaters and river users with mobility restrictions by redeveloping the boardwalk. Additionally, the access point at the north end of the park will be improved for swimming, wading and slower-current water recreation.

This project was prioritized from the 2018 Deschutes River Access and Habitat Restoration Plan and the preferred concept design was completed under the McKay, Miller’s, and Columbia Park River Access and Restoration project.

Construction is anticipated to begin at the end of 2024 with completion by spring of 2025 in anticipation of the summer season. The timeline is dependent on permit processes.

Funding for the construction of this project includes grant funds from the Bend Sustainability Fund, which invests in projects that protect, steward, and create sustainable recreational resources and outdoor experiences in Bend’s backyard, and a donation from the Hoffart Charitable Foundation.

55 NW Riverside Boulevard


Grants and donation

Spring 2025

Contact Information

For more information on the Miller’s Landing River Access and Restoration Project, please contact

Ian Isaacson
Landscape Architect

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