Sawyer Park Asset Replacement Project

62999 O. B. Riley Road, Bend, OR, USA

Project Phase


Project Overview

Sawyer is one of Bend’s oldest and most beloved parks. Decades of use and increased visitors to the park each year has created the need for an improved entrance and parking lot. The existing ones can no longer provide the needed functions and space for the park.

The project plans include relocating the parking area closer to O.B. Riley Road, adding accessible parking, habitat restoration, improving trail accessibility, and the addition of a permanent restroom, picnic shelter and river overlook. Check out the documents and plans tab to see the preferred concept design and other project planning information.

This project is funded in part by grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Local Government Grant Program.

62999 OB Riley Road

$2.1 million

LWCF and LGGP grant funds (more than 70% of the project) and property taxes

Summer 2026

Contact Information

For more information on the Sawyer Park Asset Replacement Project, please contact

Bronwen Mastro
Landscape Architect

Summer 2021 – Parking study completed

Winter 2021/22 – Request for Proposal for the design team advertised

Spring 2022- Design Team selected

June 2022 – Public outreach begins

August 2022 – Initial design concepts complete

August 24th, 2022, 4:00-6:00 PM – Open House at Sawyer Park

October 2022 – Preferred concept design approved by BPRD Board of Directors

April 2023 – LWCF Grant approval

October 2023 – LGGP Grant approval