Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Located just north of downtown Bend, Pioneer Park sits along the eastern banks of the Deschutes River just upstream of the First Street Rapids. At only 5.5 acres in size, the manicured park is rather small, featuring extensive riverside lawn, picnic areas, a shelter, and a rose garden. Nestled in the middle of Bend, however, this pocket park offers extensive access to many of the city's natural open spaces via the impressive Deschutes River Trail (mixed paved and gravel path). Heading south along the trail you have access to Drake Park, Miller's Landing, McKay Park, the Old Mill District parks and the South Canyon Reach. Heading north you can easily access Davis Park (First Street Rapids) and Sawyer Park.

Note: Pioneer Park's picnic shelter has a capacity for up to 30 people and can be reserved by calling Bend Metro Parks and Recreation at 541.389.7275.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Quaint park along Deschutes River. Near downtown Bend.

Cons

Highly manicured park.

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas

Location

Field Guide + Map

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