Completed in 2009, Riverbend Park is a special community gathering place that celebrates the Deschutes River, provides a special events venue and public river access and conserves the native riparian landscape. This riverfront park features large open lawn areas, a sandy beach, public restrooms, a picnic shelter and fully accessible walking trails. Located adjacent to the Old Mill District, Riverbend Park is also home to BPRD’s district office and community room. The park was designed to accommodate larger events and can be reserved for a variety of uses. The Deschutes River Trail connections traveling through the park include a 10-foot wide paver path and an adjacent soft surface running trail. From here, connections can be made to Farewell Bend Park across the river and upstream to the south canyon walking trails. A popular fenced dog off-leash area is located adjacent to Riverbend Park on the land owned by William Smith Properties, and there is also dog-friendly river access.
Off-leash Area Rules:
The intent of these rules is to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all park users.
- No aggressive dogs allowed. Immediately remove your dog from the park if it is misbehaving or acting in an aggressive manner.
- Keep dogs on leash outside designated off-leash areas.
- Pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste.
- Remain in visual site and voice control of your dog at all times.
- Carry a leash for each dog in your care.
- Closely supervise young children. Children under the age of 12 may not be in the off-leash area unsupervised.
- Accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused by your dog.
- Bring no more than three dogs to the off-leash area at any time.
- Do not bring a dog in heat to a Bend park.
- Do not bring a puppy without a complete cycle of vaccinations to a Bend park.
- Display tags showing proof of current license and rabies vaccinations on all dogs.
- Comply with all other park rules.
- Please be courteous to neighbors and control excessive barking.
Download a Visitor’s Guide to Dog Parks with tips for having a positive experience at a dog off-leash area.