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Big Sky Park & Sports Complex – South Picnic Shelter

21690 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR, United States

The South Picnic Shelter at Big Sky Park is an easy place 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 are taking place in the park.


  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables
  • 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

This shelter seats 40 people, with a total capacity of 300 people.

In-District Fees:

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 Groups of 101 - 300*
No deposit $100 deposit $250 deposit $500 deposit
No Insurance No Insurance Insurance required Insurance required
Non-Profit $65.00 $80.00 $110.00 $200.00
Private $90.00 $130.00 $175.00 $300.00
Commercial** $115.00 $165.00 $220.00 $400.00

*Groups over 100 are only allowed at Pine Nursery, Big Sky and Skyline Picnic Shelters.

**Insurance is required for all commercial rentals.

Out-of-District Fees:

Non-residents will be charged a 20% out-of-district fee in addition to the in-district fee (above) to rent facilities.

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 and Reservations

Tel: (541) 706-6149


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Reserving a Facility, 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 private, exclusive use of the shelter. While the surrounding park and amenities are available to use, you must share these spaces with the general public. Shelter rentals are for invited guests only. If you’re interested in an event for the public to attend, see the Public Events page.

Picnic shelters reservations are available year-round, seven days a week. Summer reservations fill up fast, so book as soon as you can! Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance. Shelters are offered as-is, rain-or-shine. See the map above to see where each rentable shelter is located. Small groups under 30 people may use any park on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like a guaranteed spot, you must reserve a shelter through the district. Planned events with more than 30 people must reserve a picnic shelter.

The district does not provide clean up or preparation for shelter rentals and requires renters to leave the facility in good condition or pay the cost of cleaning and repairs.

Are you a business renting a park? Learn about businesses in parks guidelines.

The reservation window for each rental is as follows:

  • Picnic Shelters and Picnic Areas: up to 12 months in advance. Riverbend Park picnic shelter is no more than 3 months in advance.
  • Aspen Hall: up to 18 months in advance.
  • Hollinshead Barn: up to 18 months in advance.
  • Marcoulier Event Room: up to 12 months in advance.
  • Riverbend Community Room: up to 3 months in advance.
  • The Pavilion: up to 12 months in advance.


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

  • Commercial/business in nature
  • Over 60 people attending
  • Alcohol is served or sold (Alcohol Permit is also required)
  • Has a food truck or bounce house
  • 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. Please see the insurance packet for more information.


A damage/cleaning deposit must be paid for a shelter rental with 31 or more attendees. 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 must be emptied in garbage cans or removed from the premises. All decorations must be removed and discarded by the end of the reservation time.


A full refund will be given if notified 15 days or more in advance. If notified 14 days or less before the reservation date, the district will keep 50% of the reservation fee and the remainder will be refunded. There will be no refund given for cancellations within 24 hours of the rental. Exceptions may be made in cases of inclement weather or emergencies. Rain is not considered inclement weather.

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.

Check availability by clicking on the Availability Calendar for the site you select. Select your date on the calendar and sign in or create a BPRD account to fill out a request form. Be sure to provide as much information as possible. Requests are NOT confirmed reservations.

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

Questions? Contact:

Rentals and Reservations


For more information, please contact

Rentals and Reservations

Tel: (541) 706-6149


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: