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
LWCF and LGGP grant funds (more than 70% of the project) and property taxes
By end of 2025
For more information on the Sawyer Park Asset Replacement Project, please contact
Tel: (541) 706-6152
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