Renovated in 2020, this neighborhood park includes a two-tiered play area designed to take advantage of the natural topography of the park, offering multiple opportunities for exploration by park users of all ages and abilities. A paved accessible path through the park provides connection to the playground and picnic areas. There are places to sit and take in the scenery and the newly refreshed landscaping and lawn areas invite visitors to the park to relax and play.
Empire Crossing Park was originally owned and maintained by the homeowner’s association for the Empire Crossing subdivision. The park district acquired the site as a transfer from the home owner’s association (HOA) in 2017 and worked with the association and neighbors in the area to create the plan for updating the park. Renovations for the park were funded by system development charges (SDCs), that provide resources to support community growth.
Harvest Park 63240 Lavacrest Street
Completed in October 2009, this park features picnic facilities, a playground, open lawn play areas, accessible pathways, and nature trails that wind through preserved natural areas.
Northpointe Park 63800 Wellington Street
This new 2.7 acre neighborhood park on the north side of Cooley Road in the Northpointe subdivision will provide recreation to residents in a growing area that has been under-served to date. Proposed features to develop the site include open lawn, picnic and gathering space, child’s play area, sport court, paved loop path, and natural soft surface trails per the district’s development standards. Improvement will also include construction of NE Rockhurst Way from the west end of the property to the east, and sidewalk connections along Wellington Street.
Public outreach began in the fall of 2019 and the project is on schedule to be completed by spring of 2022.
The design team has completed the final conceptual design. You can see the design HERE or click on the Maps and Reports tab.
Pine Nursery Park is a large community park and located in northeast Bend between Purcell, Deschutes Market, and Yeoman Roads and consists of 159 acres. The park includes a sports complex for field sports, natural areas, fishing pond, fitness trails, disc golf course, paved trails, a 14-acre off-leash area, all-abilities playground, pickleball courts and room for future expansion.
Located on the northwest edge of Bend, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve is 184 acres featuring 35 acres of canyon floor along the Deschutes River and a 30-acre band of rimrock cliffs. This mostly rugged terrain offers a near-to-home nature experience unlike others provided by Bend Park & Recreation District.
From its unique location adjacent to the Deschutes River, Riley Ranch Nature Reserve offers dramatic views of the Cascade Mountain Range and the river canyon.
Appearing relatively untouched in some places, the land features open meadows, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs and the river’s rocky canyon. The park is host to many native plant species, migratory birds and wildlife.
There are 1.57 miles of soft-surface trail above the canyon and 1.25 miles of rugged trail running on The Canyon Loop. Riley Ranch also has connectivity to Tumalo State Park.
Individuals to small groups up to 30 are welcome. Dogs and bikes are not allowed. As a nature reserve, no remote controlled devices are allowed at Riley Ranch.
This community park offers a variety of outdoor activities with a lunar-scape skatepark, 9-hole disc golf course, bike skills course, paved and unpaved paths.
Rockridge Park was designed with a minimal footprint to maintain over 60 percent of the original terrain as natural space which makes you feel like you’re miles outside of town.
The natural play area is a central experience to the park. This play area features a Juniper “log forest” where children can navigate smoothed and repurposed trees, which were harvested from local Bend parks. Children can also create their own natural adventures on log steppers, boulder scrambles and a climbing tree.
Within the park, there is a small playground, a large picnic shelter, picnic tables, drinking fountains, seasonal restrooms, paved and on-street parking.
Rockridge Park is located in northeast Bend, directly south of Lava Ridge Elementary School and Sky View Middle School. The park is characterized by its natural look, with old-growth juniper, rugged lava rock outcrops and swaths of sage and bitterbrush.
Sawyer Park 62999 OB Riley Rd.A large park stretching along both sides of the Deschutes River and adjacent to the Rivers Edge golf course. A drinking fountain and portable toilet are available. Trails lead up the river canyon for views of Mt. Jefferson and the beautiful Deschutes river. It is a popular viewing site for migratory and riparian birds.
Located within northeast Bend’s Rockridge Park, the Rockridge Park trails loop through small, rolling hills covered in old-growth juniper, rugged lava rock outcrops and swaths of sage and bitterbrush. There is a soft-surface 800-meter fitness loop, a single tracks skills course for beginning mountain bikers, and a paved loop that is just under one mile long.
Rockridge Park offers a variety of outdoor activities with a lunar-scape skatepark, nine-hole disc golf course, two bike skills courses, natural play area, lawn and a playground. With sixty-percent of the park as natural space, the park can make one feel like you are miles outside of town.