Bend's Favorite Downtown Park

Drake Park




777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR 97701
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  • Special Events
  • Waterfront
  • ADA Accessible
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms

This popular downtown community gathering place hosts many events throughout the spring, summer and fall, including the district’s Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration.

Features include nearly a half mile of riverfront, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms and small picnic tables. A major renovation project for this park was completed in 2003. The restrooms have been upgraded, pathways throughout the park have been replaced with pavers making the walkway wider, new irrigation and lighting systems have been installed, bike racks have been installed, a seating and viewing area was added at Mirror Pond and the High Wheel has made a triumphant return to the park. Drake Park is more beautiful than ever!

5 am to 10 pm

 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States (Directions)

Street Parking

13 acres

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