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Ponderosa Park Picnic Shelter

225 SE 15th St, Bend, OR, United States

Shelter located in the center of Ponderosa Park with many activities for kids and families to do and is located off Wilson Avenue entrance and parking lot.

  • 6 fixed rectangle picnic tables under the shelter and 2 square picnic tables outside shelter
  • Adjacent to playground, multi-use courts (basketball or pickleball) and off-leash dog park
  • Open lawn areas and trails
  • Coyner Trail – with interpretive signs trail through the park
  • Skatepark and skate path
  • Restrooms and water fountain
  • Field rentals may be available at additional cost

5 am to 10 pm

Seating capacity – 50 people, total capacity 100 people

In-District Fees

Type of Rental  Groups of 0 - 30    Groups of 31 - 74    Groups of 75 - 124    Groups over 125  
Non-Profit$60.00$75.00$100.00$150.00
Private$80.00$120.00$160.00$200.00
Commercial$100.00$150.00$200.00$250.00

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. The following rentals are exempt from out-of-district fees.
  • Governmental agencies or non-profit organizations serving district residents
  • Exceptions as granted by the Executive Director

225 SE 15th St, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Parking lot off the Wilson Street entrance

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

Customer Service

Customer Service Team

Tel: (541) 389-7275

Email: info@bendparksandrec.org

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How to reserve a Facility, Picnic Shelter or uncovered Picnic Area.

Perfect for your private celebration or gathering.

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.

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.

  1. Browse the facility rentals map and rate comparisons to find the ideal location for your event. These links will provide you with many answers to questions you may have regarding fees, location, capacity and amenities.
  2. Check availability by clicking on the Availability Calendar for the site you select. Select your date on the calendar and sign in or create BPRD account to fill out a request form.
  3. Submit a Request online. Be sure to provide as much information as possible.  Requests are NOT confirmed reservations. 
  4. You will be contacted within 48 hours of submitting your request. Our customer service staff will confirm availability and gather more information regarding your event.
  5. A deposit of $250 will hold and confirm your reservation for a facility or shelter rentals with 41 or more attendees. The remaining rental balance is due 30 days prior to event. When booking a picnic shelter or picnic area a full payment is required. If the reservation is made less than 30 days prior to event, the entire balance is due at the time of reservation.”
  6. All events held in facilities must provide a certificate showing $2 million general liability insurance per occurrence. Individuals and groups may request an alcohol permit in accordance with Park Rules that allow for exceptions to the prohibited activity. If alcohol is to be consumed in a BPRD park or trail, a permit is required. If alcohol is being served or present an additional rider on the insurance certificate is required and shelter renter must obtain an alcohol permit (issued by BPRD on behalf of the City of Bend Police) prior to the event. You can obtain an alcohol permit in person in any Bend Park & Recreation District facility.
Refund Policy:

A full refund will be readily granted if notified a week or more in advance. If notified six days or less before reservation date, BPRD will keep $25 of the reservation fee and the remainder will be refunded.

For frequently asked questions about our private event rentals, please visit our Shelter Rentals page.

If you have further questions, please call the customer service staff:

Customer Service
Customer Service Team

Field Information

These fields are used for Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football, Lacrosse and other field sports. They are available March 1 through November 1 depending on weather and conditions.

Hal Puddy Field
This ball field has a 50’ pitching distance; 60’, 65′, 70′ and 80’ base distances; and  with no outfield fence.

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:

Becky Young
Sports Program & Athletic Facilities Coordinator