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Parks & nature in Bend

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“Great Park, with lots of activities, such as tennis courts, horse shoes, huge swim and fitness center.”
19 locals recommend
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“Wonderful walking trails all around the Old Mill with beautifully maintained parks along the river. ”
17 locals recommend
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“Beautiful Drake Park is on the river and right next to our gorgeous, historic Downtown Bend area!”
18 locals recommend
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“This is the Deschutes river portion that runs next to the Old Mill out door mall, LesSchwab Ampatheater and beautiful down river homes. Our family loves to float this river every summer! It's a fun relaxing float to people and house watch. You can complete it in a little less than 2 hours or meander for longer. Sometime if there is an early evening concert and it is above 90° out we'll float and listen to music. There is a fun rapid section too! I have seen many larg bruises on people coming out of the Rapids, BUT you can make without a scratch, I've done it! Stay to the middle of the rapids and lift your bottom up so it doesn't hit any high boulders and you should be good, I hope.... OR just get out before the rapids and walk on the trail aside them. ”
17 locals recommend
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“There are a couple loops for walking/jogging. Shortest loop is about 3 miles, but you can extend it by going further north. There are multiple bridges to turn around and come back on the other side.”
14 locals recommend
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“You have not visited Bend unless you have floated the river. It is a past time of this town, and it is a great way to spend time in this awesome town! Rent a float, park your car at Drake Park or Riverbend and take the shuttle to or from. Don't walk around the rapids! Ride the lightning!”
19 locals recommend
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“Take a stroll by Mirror Pond or have a picnic next to the Deschutes river in Drake Park, Bend's oldest and prettiest park. ”
14 locals recommend
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“Wide variety of kayaking, canoeing, perpetual surfing or just ordinary floating going on here. ”
11 locals recommend
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“Located just down the road, a former working ranch and a beautiful place to see some of the historic orchard district with open fields, and beautiful views. ”
8 locals recommend
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“What do you want to do? Play a pickup game of soccer, football, baseball, ultimate frisbee, or pickleball? Teach your kid to ride their bike? Take your dog for an off-leash play date? Rollerblade (does anyone still do that)? Just have a picnic? This park is HUGE and if there isn't a soccer or baseball tournament happening, it's likely you'll find some peace and quiet. It's just under 1.5 miles from this house! ”
10 locals recommend
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“Located along the Deschutes River with a large grassy area, horse shoe set-up, and an epic pirate ship playground. There is also a spot to put in or get from floating the river!”
4 locals recommend
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“Check out the surf wave ( you can rent or purchase boards at Tumalo Creek Kayak nearby. ”
7 locals recommend
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“Lounge in the grass. Nap under a tree. Or walk along the river in either direction for as long as you like. ”
5 locals recommend
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“Situated across the Deschutes river from Mckay park, it is a great park for picnicking, viewing the river, and many river sports including; swimming, floating, paddle boarding, surfing, and kayaking. ”
4 locals recommend
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2 locals recommend
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“Wonderful trail along the Deschutes River with a bird's eye view overlooking the canyon and all three Sisters, Brokentop and Mt. Bachelor.”
2 locals recommend