Family Fun Activities - What to do in Bend, Oregon for Family Fun Kid friendly activities in Bend & Sunriver and surrounding Central Oregon areas Serving Bend, Black Butte Ranch, Culver, Crooked River Ranch, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs
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Outdoor Recreation in and around Bend, Oregon for Family Fun Serving Bend, Black Butte Ranch, Culver, Crooked River Ranch, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs
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Parks & Recreation in Bend, Oregon Family fun in Bend, Oregon parks & facilities
Feel like getting outside and taking the family to a Bend park today? Below are links to the wonderful parks that Bend, Oregon has to offer. Information on this section is from Bend Parks and Recreation direct website to ensure the lastest news and rules on Bend parks and facilities. Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun in a Bend park today.
Bend Park Map - Check out the Bend park map for overviews on each Bend park. The map covers services, ammenities available, and other park details.
Bend Park List- The Bend park list give in depth information about each Bend park including background, location, and all special features of the Bend park.
Bend Trail List- The Bend trail list displays a detailed map of the Bend trail available including trail length, class, and map legend.
Rent a Bend Park or Facility- Reserving a park for a wedding, reception, meeting, class reunion or other special event. You can reserve the use of a park, picnic area, a sports field, court, Aspen Hall, Hollinshead Barn or the Riverbend Room at the Bend Park & Recreation District office. Visit the Private Event Rental page for all the basic information.
Dogs rules for Bend Parks- Bend now has seven dog off -leash areas within the local Bend parks. Click on the links insde this page for the Bend parks off-leash dog area maps. Dogs are required by city ordinance to be on leash in any public area in the city of Bend except in designated off-leash areas.
Bend Parks & Recreation District Rules - The linked Rules & Regulations were developed to make sure that Bend's park system remains beautiful, inviting, and safe for the community. Bend's park system is recognized as one of the best in the Pacific Northwest. The beautiful parks play host to a wide variety of activites throughout the year, such as community-wide cultural events, recreation programs, sporting events, family picnics, and quiet relaxation. www.bendparksandrec.org
Sightseeing Trips & Tours throughout Bend, Sunriver & surrounding areas Serving Bend, Black Butte Ranch, Culver, Crooked River Ranch, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs
"This river trail allows nearly uninterrupted access to the beautiful waterway that is the heart of the community. The Bend Park & Recreation District is at work building a fully connected river trail between Tumalo State Park and Meadow Camp. Once complete, the trail system will encompass nineteen miles of trails. The current trail system is divided into five "reaches", defined by landscape characteristics." ....read more at Bend Parks & Recreation.
"Come discover how our local geology, ecology, climate, and culture are all interwoven at the Lava Lands Visitor Center. The latest information on various topics including volcanic activity in the Cascade Mountains and Paleo-Indian technology is available and hands on activities will delight both young and old." ....read more at United States Department of Agriculture
"In November of 1990, Newberry National Volcanic Monument was created within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon. Newberry National Volcanic National Monument includes 50,000+ acres of lakes, lava flows, and spectacular geologic features in central Oregon. The highest point within the Monument is the summit Paulina Peak (7,985 ft.), showcasing views of the Oregon Cascades and across the High Desert.
It is hard to fathom as you drive through the summit area that you are within a 17 square mile caldera at the summit of a 500 square mile volcano, a volcano that remains very active to this day. Newberry is both seismically and geothermally active. Geologists believe the caldera sits over a shallow magma body only 2 to 5 kilometers deep. Visitors see numerous cinder cones (over 400 throughout the area), miles of basalt flows, as well as rhyolite flows of obsidian." ....read more at the United States Department of Agriculture.
Smith Rock is located about 25 miles north of Bend, 8 miles north of Redmond, and only 3 miles outside of Terrebonne. Smith Rock, at the forefront of climbing routes and technology, is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern American sport rock climbing. Smith Rock delivers challenges to climbers of all abilities and skill levels with thousands of routes available - many of them pinned.
With an elevation of 3,000 feet and made up of 651 acres of Central Oregon hinterlands, Smith Rock State Park is destination wilderness. Open year-round, Smith Rock State Park and the campground cater to many outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
Smith Rock State Park has a $5 daily day-use fee. If you visit Smith Rock more often you can buy a 12-month permit for $30 or a 24-month permit for $50. These yearly permits are good at all state park day-use areas in Oregon and are available from the self-service pay stations. Park rangers do enforce a strict animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of Smith Rock State Park.
The picnic and campground areas of Smith Rock sit on top of the rimrock (composed of columnar basalt) bestowing breathtaking vistas of the Crooked River, rock climbers, hikers, and climbing routes.
"The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory (SNCO) is a private, not-for-profit scientific and educational organization in Sunriver, Oregon. Our services include a large hands-on public observatory, interpretive exhibits, science classes for both kids and adults, special programs, botanical garden, birds of prey and a nature trail.
Our mission is to inspire present and future generations to cherish and understand our natural world." ...read more at Sunriver Nature Center.
"Birding for PreSchoolers 10:00 AM Monday mornings, Drake Park in Bend
A birding and nature walk geared towards preschoolers but all ages are welcome. Exploration, singing, finger plays, observation, learning, questioning...it's all part of a fun-filled hour on Monday mornings at Drake Park." ....read more at The East Cascades Auduban Society.
"This site offers beautiful views of Tumalo Falls just a few minutes from the trailhead. There are areas for picnicking and access to hiking and mountain biking trails.Tumalo Falls is 97 feet tall and is an impressive landmark on the Deschutes National Forest. It is a few minutes hike to the overlook at the top of the falls. Continuing the trail up the creek will bring you to numerous, smaller waterfalls that easily compete with the beauty of Tumalo Falls." .....read more at United States Department of Agriculture.