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March 29, 2024

A great way to get your kids out and explore the Bend, Oregon, area is to visit its beautiful parks. Whether that’s a city, state, or water park, there is something that will delight you and your kids in Bend. Before you plan your visit, be sure to find lodging close to these wonderful places. Consider booking directly with Village Properties At Sunriver. Look at our vacation rentals that are conveniently located near some of the best parks in the Bend, Oregon, area for you and your family.

Tumalo State Park

Tumalo State Park is north of Bend, Oregon. It’s one of the best places near Bend to connect with nature and have a day of family fun. You can also get close to one of the best natural attractions: the Deschutes River. The waterways make it a popular place for swimming and fishing. The river is also a great place to play or have a family picnic in the large grassy area nearby. 

Whitewater Park

Whitewater Park is a blast, especially on a warm summer day. This river recreation park has two different water channels accessible to the public. You can do many activities here, such as boogie boarding, river surfing, tube floating, whitewater kayaking, and whitewater paddle boarding. The Fish Ladder is great for kids and those who want a mellow way to cool off. If your family wants thrills, try whitewater rafting in the Whitewater Channel.

Drake Park

Drake Park is located in the heart of Bend as part of the downtown area. It is a popular spot in the city for its open space, river access, outdoor stage, permanent restrooms, and Mirror Pond. You can also visit the Deschutes River and hike alongside it. The park is also home to two public art pieces: the Cascade Landscape and Michigan Logging Wheels. Seasonal events are held in the park to invite to community and its visitors to connect and enjoy the space. 

Enjoy Bend’s Parks

These are just the beginning of the beautiful parks and attractions in and around Bend, Oregon that you can visit with your kids. You can visit all of them easily when you stay with Village Properties At Sunriver. We are near the best attractions in Sunriver and Bend and feature some of the finest amenities and rooms in the Central Oregon area. Please find your ideal lodging by booking directly with us at 1-844-458-4433 or online to hear more about our accommodations.

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