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Drake Park, Bend

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is always one of my favorite walks in Bend! It is lovely! There is always a photo opportunity! It's curving waterway is a feast for the eyes! We love looking at all the cool houses around there a...  read more »
  • Great park in downtown Bend. This is a beautiful park, great for walking or sitting on a bench or on the grass. There are great vies of the mountains and lots of nice shade trees. 
  • Grab a book, picnic, or loved one and enjoy the peacefulness of this great park downtown! Right by the river so well. 
  • Drake Park is a favorite. We love to take our Golden for a walk here. She would love to be free to go after the ducks!. The setting is something you would see in a movie or painting. There are large pines and boulders with a trail along the rivers edge. The grass is well maintained and many events are held in the park.
  • Quintessential American park. This is one of the most beautiful public parks I've ever been to. Also, it reminds me of High School, since I ran a cross country race here once.
  • Amazing to chill anytime. And also the festival? Oooh yes. Go to it. You won't be sorry.
  • beautiful park well kept I enjoyed the time there felt safe and the locals were kind all of them .
  • Lol i just had to say bertha youre commet was funnyyy Haha Good laugh good laugh . lol Good day to ya
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