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Drake Park, Bend

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Drake Park is a 13acre park in Bend, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for Alexander M. Drake, the original owner of the site.The park is a popular downtown community gathering place and hosts many events, including the Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration.Features include nearly one half mile of riverfront on Mirror Pond, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms and small picnic tables.A major renovation project for the park was completed in 2003. The restrooms were upgraded, pathways throughout the park were replaced with pavers making the walkway wider, new irrigation and lighting systems were installed, bike racks were installed, a seating and viewing area was added at Mirror Pond and the High Wheel returned to the park after years in storage.Drake Park is in the Old Bend Neighborhood. Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District is adjacent to the park.
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  • September 9, 2017
    This is a beautiful large park with a path along the river. It has wide open spaces and art work. Unfortunately, there are so many homeless people in Bend all over and they seem to gather in the park....  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    There are not too many cities blessed with a gently flowing river passing through its downtown. We enjoyed a long leisurely walk along the river banks enjoying the beautiful surroundings including dis...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Drake Park is a great city park which the Deschutes River winds through and then forms Mirror Pond. We saw lots of families enjoying time here as well as kayaking and canoeing. A nice oasis in the mid...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Very relaxing and a very clean city park to have lunch or just lay back and read a book.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful place love the wild life. Hard to find a place to sit. Lots of goose poop
  • July 7, 2017
    Always so beautiful and we enjoy the 4th of July Lion's Club breakfast every year.
  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful park in downtown Bend,OR. Great summer concert series, and many other events.You can walk to the shops, and take your lunch to the park.
  • June 6, 2017
    Green. Smells good. Beautiful Pines. Lots of geese and ducks.

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Since many people come to Bend to experience the outdoors, it's no surprise that many lodges and bed and breakfasts here are designed to resemble log cabins. Consider a stay near the scenic Deschutes River for scenic views. You'll find a few chain hotels with comfortable standard rooms in the downtown area.
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