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Riverbend Park Picnic Shelter

799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR, United States

Located in Riverbend Park, this picnic shelter is ideal for active groups planning to utilize the Deschutes River and trails. It is located adjacent to the kayak roundabout and the Bend Park and Recreation District Office.

Please note: this shelter is not available during events and concerts at Hayden Homes Amphitheater. 

  • 4 movable 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
  • Adjacent to Deschutes River Trail, beach, river access and boat launch area
  • Restrooms and drinking fountain
  • Open lawn areas and trails
  • High-use area during late spring and summer months

This rental is available September 15 – June 15.

5:00 am – 10:00 pm. The park entrance gate is locked and unlocked on this schedule too.

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.

799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Riverbend Park has 120 parking spaces. Parking is shared by trail, river, building and public park users.

All street parking near the site (Columbia and Shevlin Hixon) is on private property owned by the Old Mill District. Permission to extend parking beyond the park’s capacity must be approved by the Old Mill District.

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 3 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 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 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.


A refund of 90% of rental fee 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.

To rent a picnic shelter, complete the picnic shelter request form. Please allow at least two 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

Parking for Floaters:

Park & Float will open June 18, 2022 and operate until Labor Day, Sept. 5. Park & Float, Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way, has free parking, rental services, access to the river shuttle and more. It's a convenient one-stop location for a day of river fun.

Parking Options:

Park & Float location at Simpson Ave. and Bradbury Way, across from The Pavilion at 1000 SW Bradbury Way. One block south of the whitewater park. (Directions)
Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St. (westside) (Directions)
McKay Park, 166 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. (westside) (Directions)
Miller’s Landing Park, 80 NW Riverside Blvd. (eastside) (Directions)