Located along the riverfront of the Deschutes River across from the Old Mill District, Riverbend Park is a beautiful park nestled within the downtown area. Learn more about why Riverbend Park in Bend, Oregon deserves a spot on your vacation itinerary below!
A Scenic Spot for Strolls and More
Riverbend Park is a thirteen-acre park that provides public access to the Deschutes River, hosts special events throughout the year, and boasts an extensive network of walking trails that immerse visitors in the gorgeous riparian landscape that the park works to preserve.
Here, you’ll find wide-open lawn areas, a picnic shelter, public restrooms, and a sandy beach ideal for a fun day by the river. The famous Deschutes River Trail connects to Riverbend Park as well, including a specialized soft surface running trail that weaves its way alongside the traditional ten-foot wide walking path. The trail leads as far as Farewell Bend Park across the river and to the south canyon walking trails upstream.
The park is a popular place for river tube floating, with tube rental providers like Sun Country Tours making their base camp at Riverbend Park during the summer season. At the Sun Country Tours rental trailer, you can also purchase wristbands for the municipal shuttle that takes tubers from the end point of the river floating path in Drake Park and returns to Riverbend Park. Wristbands for the shuttle are sold at $3.00 per person. Sun Country Tours also offers stand-up paddleboard rentals and lessons from their Riverbend Park location as well.
Visitors traveling with their four-legged family members will also love the fenced off-leash dog area next door to the park, known as Riverbend Dog Park. Though the off-leash dog area is not technically a part of Riverbend Park, it is easily accessible from the park and offers access to the water for dogs to swim, making it a great stop for pet-owners and their furry companions.
Riverbend Park is located at 799 SW Columbia St., Bend, OR 97702. The park is open from 5:00am to 10:00pm daily, year-round.
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