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McKay, Miller’s Landing and Columbia Parks (MMC) River Access Project

55 Northwest Riverside Boulevard, Bend, OR, USA

Project Phase


Project Overview

Thank you to all who participated and provided valuable feedback to the project team! You can view the survey results on the “documents and plans” tab, along with other project documents.

The 2021 Deschutes River Access and Habitat Restoration Plan identified 28 projects to be completed over approximately 10 years to improve and consolidate existing access points with habitat restoration. Three initial projects were identified for McKay Park, Miller’s Landing Park, and Columbia Park (project numbers 20, 21, and 22 in the plan).

BPRD has completed the initial phase of work that included site surveys, data collection and development of initial concept drawings. These concepts were developed based on data collected at each location, the opportunities and constraints of each site, BPRD’s Comprehensive Plan, and BPRD’s River Plan.  Two initial concepts were developed for each river access location and are intended to present the widest range of possible solutions.

Community input about these concepts were collected by an online survey, through direct communications (emails, phone calls, and comment forms) submitted by community members through the project’s website, and in-person outreach events on February 1st.

Partial funding for phase one of this project was provided by the Oregon State Marine Board Waterway Access Grant Program, investing 10-foot and longer nonmotorized boat permit fees paid by nonmotorized boaters for boating facility improvements.

McKay Park, Miller's Landing Park, and Columbia Park


Property Tax, Grant Funding and SDC Reimbursements

Phase 1: 2022/23, Phase 2: 2023, Phase 3: TBD

Contact Information

For more information on the McKay, Miller’s Landing and Columbia Parks (MMC) River Access Project, please contact

Ian Isaacson

Landscape Architect

Tel: (541) 706-6154

Email: Ian@bendparksandrec.org

March 2022: Initial survey work for data collection

January February 2023: Board Presentation; Story Map and Survey in English or Spanish opens

February 1st: Open House outreach events, District Office Community Room, 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM.

February 8th: Survey closes

March 21st: Board Presentation

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