Bend Park and Recreation District is proud to offer parks, trails and recreation to the community and we’re piloting a new quarterly newsletter to share the stories behind the scenes.

Feature stories about patrons and staff members, park and trail projects in the works, stats and data about how we serve the community, and more.

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Quarterly Newsletter

Newcomer finds fitness, friends at Larkspur Center

Ellen Anders moved to Bend from British Columbia in August 2020, knowing only her son and his family in Central... Read More

January 22, 2024

Youth Recreation Leader Scholarship Program is a win-win

Bend Park and Recreation District is the largest childcare provider for school-age kids in Central Oregon, with over 900 children registered in the Kids Inc. program. Providing these families with... Read More

January 22, 2024

BPRD Trails Crew’s favorite picks

Now is the perfect time to explore local trails and appreciate the changing seasons. Here are the top recommendations from the Natural Resources and Trails... Read More

January 22, 2024

Saying yes for every child

In 2023, Bend Park & Recreation District allocated more than $670,000 as financial need-based assistance to support people with participating in recreation programs and activities. This amount... Read More

January 22, 2024

Park and Trail Projects: Fun coming your way

The district’s planning and development team keeps busy planning, designing and constructing new parks, trails and other projects. Currently, there... Read More

January 22, 2024

Recreation by the numbers

BPRD’s recreation facilities and programs hosted a record number of visits and participants in the 2023 program year. The rapid... Read More

January 22, 2024