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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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  • With family, couple or single is a beautiful place to enjoy. Either relax, meditate, listen to music when there are concerts, any time is a very nice place. You can stay to enjoy it or either of step see it worth the effort.
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  • This park is one of the attractions that makes Bend, OR so wonderful! We happened to be traveling through on 4th of July. Live music, craft booths, food, parade and watching people float down the rive...  more »
  • Great place for a walk or to get on the river to kayak or just float. Very green with lots of open space; we were a bit time-constrained and wished we'd had more time to explore it.  more »
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  • Very relaxing and a very clean city park to have lunch or just lay back and read a book.
  • Beautiful place love the wild life. Hard to find a place to sit. Lots of goose poop
  • Always so beautiful and we enjoy the 4th of July Lion's Club breakfast every year.
  • 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.
  • Green. Smells good. Beautiful Pines. Lots of geese and ducks.

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