Bend voters will decide in November whether to support a $29 million Bend Parks and Rec Bond Measure.
The levy would help complete the Deschutes River Trail from Tumalo to Sunriver. It would also add more soccer fields to Pine Nursery Park in northeast Bend. Erik Tobiason, the Treasurer for Oregon Rush Soccer Club says the club welcomes the opportunity to grow the area's soccer fields with Bend Parks and Rec. “I think we have the same type of goal; providing quality lifestyle for kids. Our programs work well together. We’re at the table working to provide more sports fields. It’s a great way to grow the partnership. It’s a great project so far.” The additional fields will also help Oregon Rush grow its popular "Bend Premier Cup" that currently brings about a million dollars of economic development to the area every August.