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Parks and Rec workers are putting in new sprinklers at Pine Nursery in northeast Bend;  but that's not the only improvement planned for the park.  Norm Zeisper with Bend Parks and Rec runs down some of the plans:  “We're starting restrooms, and a picnic shelter for the rest of the park.   These are big amenities that people are really looking forward to.  We’re looking for an architect to draw up plans and then we can get started on the buildings.  And that will really help with tournaments and sports events with the restrooms there.”

 

Construction of the restrooms should start in the fall and be available by next summer.  A playground is also planned for Pine Nursery for the fall of 2013.

 

He says, “Also, at Ponderosa Park, they will be adding new driveway on the Wilson Avenue side and we're expanding undeveloped area for a new park lot.  We’re putting in a picnic shelter, restrooms and group picnic area , with easier access to off-leash area, so people will be able to park right next to the off leash area.”

 

In future years, renovations are planned for Ponderosa Park's skateboard area as well.

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