BEND, OR -- The pandemic hasn’t slowed down outdoor enthusiasts in Bend. Julie Brown with Bend Parks and Recreation told our newsroom that water ways here in the area are seeing a boom in visitors. Brown says they put a counter near the Bend whitewater park and it tallied 7-thousand visitors in one day on the 4th of July. Brown says they’ve handed out masks to some people as they exit the water with little to no resistance. Brown says summer programs have been a welcome relief to housebound kids and staff but fall programs are still to be determined. Log onto bend parks and rec dot org for the latest information.