Bend Park of the Week: Oregon Badlands

This week we’ll take a field trip to the far east end of Bend, to the Oregon Badlands Wilderness. The Badlands is well known among locals as the place to go to find quiet trails, miles and miles of uninterrupted desert landscape and accessible hiking almost every day of the year. While the high Cascades […]


Bend Park of the Week: Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park is a large, community park located right on the Deschutes River. A large lawn encircled with benches and trees provides a nice place to relax in the sunshine. River access allows people with paddleboards, tubes, kayaks and other river craft to get down to the water. A large sign by the river’s edge […]


Bend Park of the Week: Harmon Park

Located adjacent to the Deschutes River, Harmon Park is a great place to play. Two ballfields provide space for organized sports, while three creative play structures and a wide, open field provide endless opportunities for more spontaneous and inventive movement. With easy access, proximity to downtown, and views of the river, Harmon Park is a […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is a popular park in the Larkspur neighborhood of Bend. Its sprawling fields host softball and baseball games in the summer but there’s plenty to do here all year round. This park was updated with assistance from the local Kiwanis club so that Bend neighbors can continue to enjoy this lovely park. With […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Quail Park

Quail Park, located near Central Oregon Community College, is a quiet neighborhood park with lots of amenities. For athletes, there’s a basketball court and a pickleball court. For kiddos, there’s a large playground. For nature-lovers, there’s natural space. For everyone else there are paths, picnic tables, a small shelter and lots of places to sit […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Pine Ridge Park

Pine Ridge Park is a cute neighborhood park located between Brookswood Blvd. and the Deschutes River in Southwest Bend. It is a great place for local families in the nearby developments to bring their kiddos and play. This park is adjacent to Pine Ridge Elementary School, which probably means it’s a center of activity for […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Riverview Park

Blink and you’ll miss Riverview Park.  This half acre parcel of public land provides wheelchair-accessible riverfront access and good opportunities to watch the Deschutes River flow by. Its small size and limited access to both cars and pedestrians means you’ve probably never made it to this park. But if you’re trying to collect views at […]

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Bend Park of the Week: Stover Park

Upon first glance, Stover Park just looks like a baseball field. But take a closer look and you’ll find endless opportunities for play and exploration. This modestly sized park, located in Northeast Bend, will help you bring out your inner child.  Walk the perimeter of the park to find all the hidden gems, including a […]