parks and sport pictures 045.jpgBend Pickleball Project

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Project Description:

The Bend Park & Recreation District and Bend Pickleball Club have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a community pickleball facility in Bend.  The proposed eight-court public facility will be located in a to-be-determined District park. The facility will be owned and operated by Bend Park & Recreation District.

The Bend Pickleball Club has committed to raising no less than 50% of the project construction costs through a fundraising campaign. Total Project costs are estimated at $175,000 – $250,000, and will be refined once a final site has been selected and design work has been completed. Bend Park & Recreation District has agreed to fund the remainder of the project costs, in addition to providing the land and supporting infrastructure.

Proposed Timeline:

Bend Pickleball Club has established a goal of receiving at least $50,000 in signed monetary pledges, approved in-kind donation pledges, and monetary donations by April 1, 2013 in order to demonstrate commitment and capacity to meet the fundraising requirement for the project. Furthermore, Bend Pickleball Club has established a goal of having all monetary funding and in-kind donations for the project in place by July 1, 2013.

Project construction will take place as soon as reasonably possible pending successful fundraising for the Project. Construction will follow Bend Park & Recreation District standards for bidding, selection and development.

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To donate by mail or to make a pledge to this project, download the forms below and send to:
Bend Park & Recreation Foundation
P.O. Box 1212
Bend, OR 97709

Pickleball Donation Form           Pickleball Pledge Form

For More Information:

AJ Fraites
Bend Pickleball Club

Matt Mercer
Director of Recreation
Bend Park & Recreation District
(541) 389-7275

Bend Park & Recreation Foundation (Foundation) is a 501 ( c) 3 not-for-profit  organization that supports the programs and projects of the Bend Park & Recreation District. Bend Park & Recreation Foundation is the administrator for any monetary and approved in-kind donations directed to the development of this project. Funds donated will support development of the community pickleball facility and amenities of the site.