Current Park & Trail Projects

Current Park & Trail Project Updates

While serving a growing community, the Bend Park & Recreation District must constantly plan for development and improvement. We provide public parks, trails and recreation facilities such as neighborhood parks, community parks, regional parks and sports fields. Some of our more well-known facilities include the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend Senior Center, Aspen Hall at Shevlin Park, Hollinshead Barn and the Skyline, Pine Nursery and Big Sky Park sports complexes.

With the November 2012 bond measure projects as well as regularly scheduled additions and improvements, there are more than a dozen major park and trail projects in the works. Staff from Planning and Design and Park Services are working together to plan, design and construct these capital projects to serve the needs of the community.

The list below offers updates on many of the projects that are underway. Click on each project to learn more.

Bond-funded Projects

Canal Row Park

Colorado Dam Safe Passage

Deschutes River Trail & Parks (including First Street Rapids & Footbridge)

Hillside Park

Mirror Pond Project

Pine Nursery Park

Ponderosa Park

Ponderosa Skatepark

Riley Ranch Nature Reserve (formerly Gopher Gulch)

Simpson Ave. Site & Pavilion

BPRD utilizes public works contracts are frequently used to complete project work. You can view plans for BPRD’s current projects out for competitive bid at:

You can find information concerning the district’s current development projects by selecting a project listed above. If you have questions about any of these projects, please contact the listed project manager or Michelle Healy, Director of Strategic Planning & Design, at (541)706-6113 or email to

Recently Completed Projects

Kiwanis Park Renovation – Completed

Columbia Park Renovation –  Completed

Coyner Trail – Completed