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Bend Park of the Week: Summit Park

Head up Awbrey Butte to visit Summit Park. This small neighborhood park is a great place to chase shade in the summer and build a snowman in the winter. This park makes a lovely destination for locals to relax and enjoy time outside. A half-mile trail connects Summit and Sylvan Parks. Address: 1150 NW Promontory […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Big Sky Park

Big Sky Park in northeast Bend is known for two things: athletic events and the off-leash dog park. But there’s so much more packed into this 97 acre park. A canal runs through the park, creating microclimates for lovely wildflowers, butterflies and other critters. Marmots screech and chirp from among the rock walls in the […]

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Bend Whitewater Park

Go visit the one park that’s generated the most controversy in town: Bend Whitewater Park. The park was built in 2015-2016 to the delight and dismay of many. Due to safety concerns, renovations took place through 2017. Now, the park serves floaters, surfers, kayakers, and wildlife. Even passersby can enjoy the park by resting on […]