The South Picnic Shelter at Big Sky Park is easy to find and gather for team celebrations or company picnics with great views of the Cascade Mountains. It is located next to Neff Road. Please note: Picnic shelter will not be available when sports tournaments and events occur in the park.


  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables
  • Electrical outlet at shelter
  • Inflatable permitted seasonally with a paid reservation and a certificate of insurance that meets our Basic Insurance Requirements
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost
  • Adjacent to trails and off-leash dog park
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain

5 am to 10 pm

100 people

Full payment must be made at the time of reservation. You can pay in-person or over the phone.

Type of Rental Groups of 0 - 30 Groups of 31 - 60 Groups of 61 - 100
Private & Non-Profit ID $75.00 $100.00 $150.00
Private & Non-Profit OD $90.00 $120.00 $180.00
Commercial* ID $100.00 $150.00 $250.00
Commercial* OD $120.00 $180.00 $300.00

ID = In-District Resident Fee • OD = Out-of-District Fee. Learn more about the district boundary and out-of-district fees policy.

Groups over 100 are encouraged to rent a sports field.

*Insurance is required for all commercial rentals.

21690 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Adjacent to a large parking lot with handicap parking next to the shelter.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

Rentals & Events

Tel: (541) 706-6149

Email: facilityrentals@bendparksandrec.org

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Reserving a Picnic Shelter or Uncovered Picnic Area

Picnic shelters are the ideal space for small outdoor gatherings like family or company picnics. These rentals are for exclusive use of the shelter; to guarantee use, a reservation must be made. All rentable picnic shelters and picnic areas include tables and either permanent or portable restrooms. While the surrounding park and amenities are available to use, these spaces must be shared with the general public. Picnic shelter reservations are available year-round, seven days a week. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.

Small groups, under 30 people, may use any park on a first-come, first-served basis. Planned events with more than 30 people must reserve a picnic shelter. Groups over 100 people are encouraged to rent a sports field. A shelter or designated picnic area may not be reserved for consecutive and/or recurring use (such as every Monday/Wednesday/Friday).

Shelters are offered as-is, rain-or-shine. Renters are required to leave the facility in good condition or pay the cost of cleaning and repairs. The renter is responsible for collecting and removing all garbage generated by the event. Please bring extra garbage bags. All renters receive a reservation card prior to their reservation date. It is the responsibility of the renter to place the reservation card at the shelter as early as 7:00 am on the day of their reservation to alert the general public of their rental.

If you’re interested in hosting an event for the public to attend, see the public event rentals page.

Are you a business wanting to use a park? Learn about businesses in parks guidelines.


Insurance meeting the Basic Insurance Requirements will be required if the rental meets any of the following criteria:

  • Alcohol is served or sold (alcohol permit is also required)
  • Has a bounce house, inflatable, other large play equipment, or extra setup
  • Has more than 100 attendees
  • Bend Park and Recreation District deems it necessary

Insurance meeting the Commercial and Multi Day Insurance Requirements will be required if the rental meets any of the following criteria:

  • Commercial/business in nature
  • Occurs for multiple days
  • Bend Park and Recreation District deems it necessary

When required, a certificate of insurance is due no less than 30 days prior to the reservation or event.


A damage/cleaning deposit may be required for rentals with 100 or more attendees or for rentals with extra setup. The deposit amount depends on the group size. Both deposit and rental fee must be paid to reserve the shelter. The deposit will be returned after the rental if left in good condition. Any garbage not contained in existing garbage cans must be removed from the premises. All decorations must be removed and discarded by the end of the reservation time.


100% Refund
Up to 100 attendees: NA
101 to 500 attendees: Within 48 hours of payment
501 or more attendees: Within 48 hours of payment.
90% Refund
Up to 100 attendees: 6 or more days prior
101 to 500 attendees: 91 or more days prior
501 or more attendees: 121 or more days prior.
50% Refund
Up to 100 attendees: 5 days to 24 hours prior
101 to 500 attendees: 90 to 31 days prior
501 or more attendees: 120 to 31 days prior.
0% Refund
Up to 100 attendees: Less than 24 hours prior
101 to 500 attendees: 30 or less days prior
501 or more attendees: 30 or less days prior.

How to Reserve

PLEASE NOTE: Requests are NOT confirmed reservations. You will be contacted after making your request. Reservations are ONLY considered confirmed when a deposit or fee is paid.

To rent a picnic shelter, complete the Park Rental Request Form. Please allow at least 3-5 business days for BPRD to review the request form. Once the request form has been reviewed, BPRD will contact the primary patron listed with further information and next steps for booking. All request forms are responded to in the order they are received.

If you don’t know exactly which park or date you’d like, contact Facility Rentals staff below to get started.

Questions? Contact:

Rentals & Events


For more information, please contact

Rentals & Events

Tel: (541) 706-6149

Email: facilityrentals@bendparksandrec.org

Field Information

These fields are available March 1 through November 1 depending on weather and conditions.

Baseball Field
The baseball field features stands for approximately 50 spectators. The baseball field has a 60’6” pitching distance, 90’ base distance and outfield fence distances of 320’, 400’ and 320’. The field is not lit.

Softball Field
The softball field is not lighted and features small metal stands for spectators. The softball field has 40’, 46’ and 50’pitching distances; 60’, 65’ and 70’ base distances; and outfield fence distances of 240’, 265’ and 240’.

Four Multi-Purpose Fields
These unlit fields are used for Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate, Football and other field sports. These large fields have plenty of spectator space and some metal stands for viewing. Soccer goals are available on site.

Tournaments and Schedules

Check the calendar for upcoming tournaments and schedules.

Want to host an event here?

Portions of this park are available for sports field rentals for practices and games from April 1 through October 31. All organized sport program use of Bend Park & Recreation District athletic fields requires a reservation and permit. Organized sport program use is defined as any time a group of individuals is practicing, playing contests, conducting drills, camps or other programmed activities under the coordination, direction and supervision of an individual or organization. The reservation process provides a user or organization the exclusive use of a field. Permits are enforced by Bend Park and Recreation District staff. Learn more about sports field rentals.

Other Available Fields:
Looking for other fields? See all rentable sports fields.

For additional information or questions, contact: