Drake Park in Bend, Oregon

Drake Park in Bend, Oregon

Drake Park in Bend, Oregon

19 Dec 2022

Park Quick Facts:

  • Hours 5 am to 10 pm
  • Address 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)
  • Parking Street Parking
  • Size 13 acres

The Park in Downtown Bend

Drake Park is a renowned 13-acre park situated in Bend, Oregon. It is one of the most adored outdoor destinations in Central Oregon. Throughout spring, summer and fall, it hosts many events – like the Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration – making it a sought-after downtown community gathering place.

Drake Park has many features that make it unique, including almost half a mile of riverfront property and acres of open lawn. The park also has an outdoor stage, restrooms, small picnic tables, and bike racks. In 2003, the park underwent a major renovation project that included upgrading the restrooms, replacing pathways with wider pavers, installing new irrigation and lighting systems throughout the park, and adding a seating area at Mirror Pond. As a result of these improvements, Drake Park is now more beautiful and accommodating than ever!

Mirror Pond

Mirror Pond is one of Drake Park’s most popular attractions and is surrounded by luscious greenery and tall trees. Visitors can relax in the peaceful setting and watch ducks, geese, and other waterfowl take flight. Kayaks, canoes, SUPs (stand-up paddleboards), and small fishing boats are also welcome on the pond.

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