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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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  • You cant come to Bend and not stop to enjoy Drake Park. I was captivated when I first saw the park in 1970. I came to Bend to attend college here and drove from the Midwest into Bend. After surviving ...  more »
  • The is truly a beautiful urban park on the banks of the river in Bend. It is located in the historic downtown area. Lovely sidewalks for long walk after a dinner downtown. During the days it is very b...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit after you've had dinner in the evening. Walk along the path next to the Deschutes River and take in the scenery.  more »
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  • Beautiful place love the wild life. Hard to find a place to sit. Lots of goose poop
  • Green. Smells good. Beautiful Pines. Lots of geese and ducks.
  • Beautiful quiet park with views of million dollar river houses. Walk the wooden bridge to get the best views of the river
  • Cool place to hangout with friends and family. Very peaceful and filled with positive energy.
  • Beautiful park in the center of town with a river-lake running through the middle.