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BEND, OR -- The Bend Park and Recreation District is closing its playgrounds, sports courts, exercise equipment and skate parks beginning today, March 23. This is in response to Governor Kate Brown’s executive order for Oregonians to stay home to the maximum extent possible.

 

Signs will be posted in parks this week with the following information:

 

Playgrounds, sports courts, exercise equipment and skateparks are closed. This includes pickleball, tennis, basketball, horseshoes and bocce ball courts.

Walking, running, biking, skating or using a wheelchair or other mobility device while maintaining at least 6 feet between people is allowed.

Off-leash dog areas, picnic shelters and restrooms remain open.

Keep at least 6 feet from others for social distancing.

Wash hands before and after any visit to a park or trail.

If this is not possible or if you are sick, stay at home - do not visit a park or trail.

As a reminder, All BPRD facilities are closed to the public including:

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

The Pavilion (Ice Season has concluded)

Art Station

District Office

Park Services

Bend Senior Center

The district's park stewards and contracted service from Bend Patrol will inform park users and seek compliance from community members to follow these closures and restrictions. Signs and other markings will be used to inform park users of the closures and restrictions. A shared sense of responsibility will be most effective as we weather this public health pandemic.

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