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Discovery Park Picnic Shelter

1315 Northwest Discovery Park Drive, Bend, OR, United States

A large park located within three-acre lake in the middle. Discovery Park is located in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood

  • 4 rectangle picnic tables.
  • Adjacent to the three-acre lake with plaza and dock.
  • Natural play area for to kids to play on
  • Open lawn areas and paved trails
  • Restrooms and water fountain
  • Lighted shelter (no electrical outlet)
  • Fenced in off-leash dog park

5 am to 10 pm

The seating capacity for this park’s shelter is 25 people, with a total capacity of 100 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.


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.

1315 Northwest Discovery Park Drive, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Limited street parking – no parking lot. Carpooling and other alternative transportation is encouraged.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

Rentals and Reservations

Tel: (541) 706-6149

Email: facilityrentals@bendparksandrec.org

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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 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

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 (additional Alcohol Permit is also required)
  • Has a food truck or bounce house
  • Bend Park and Recreation District deems it necessary

When required, the renter must provide a certificate of insurance.

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.

Refunds/Cancellations

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, fill out this form to get started.






















  • Please select your preferred park location(s). Please note the shelter capacity per park.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

For more information, please contact

Rentals and Reservations

Tel: (541) 706-6149

Email: facilityrentals@bendparksandrec.org