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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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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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