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Drake Park and Mirror Pond
Drake Park and Mirror Pond

Drake Park and Mirror Pond

9.578 reviews
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Ranked #1 in Bend things to do
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777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend, OR 97701
(541) 389-7275
https://www.bendparksandrec.org/park/drake-park-and-mirror-pond/
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A 13-acre public outdoor park.

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Great place for gathering after rafting down the Deschutes River; Great walking trails

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Portland

Great park near the Central City area. In the summer pack a picnic basket and catch an outdoor concert or watch a classic movie in the park.

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Local from Bend, Oregon

Beautiful spot to relax while visiting Bend with a great play ground and walking trails.

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San Diego, California

Great for having a picnic, going on a bike ride or walk, there is often live music and farmers markets.

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Great riverside park just across the walk bridge from the house. Full of activities all summer long. Beautiful path to downtown eateries, nightlife and shopping.

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30 minutes away by freeway... Almost every weekend there's something going on in the park.

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Local from Bend, Oregon

Drake Park is the historic park of Bend. Stroll along Mirror Pond and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Summer events and concerts are a must at Drake Park! Float down the river to pick up the bus back to the Old Mill for more summer fun! Snow shoe through Drake Park in the winter!

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Redmond, Oregon

Drake Parks is downtown Bend's major attraction. I love walking from the house, over the footbridge and back with my dog. I also walk through the park on the way to downtown. That way you don't have to worry about parking. It's always great people watching. I also enjoy walking through the park, getting a gelato at Bonta or an ice cream at Goddy's and then walking home while enjoying the ice cream.

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Scottsdale, Arizona

Under a 5 minute walk from Riverfront Bend Vacation Home. Festivals and fun all year around.

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Burns, Kansas, USA

Great spot for a stroll and views of the mountains just a 10 minute walk from our house.

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Portland, Oregon

Beautiful park right on the Deschutes river to enjoy the amazing beauty of Bend any time of the year.

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Local from Bend, Oregon

A short walk to this jewel, sits between this cottage and downtown. There are many fun festivals, concerts and activities going on there all summer.

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Austin, Texas, USA

Drake Park is your picture-perfect small-town park. It is very pristine, and the grass is so soft and so beautiful. Mirror Pond (part of the river) is gorgeous as well, and the park is just steps away from downtown Bend. I could just sit at this park all day and read or have a picnic. It made me want to move to Bend! :)

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Walk from our cottage thru Drake Park, and you are downtown with all the restaurants and shops at your disposal. A nice stroll thru the park.

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Gresham, Oregon

The classic downtown park along the Deschutes River. Take Georgia across Bond and Wall, right on Broadway, left on Tumalo. 10 minutes on foot.

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Local from Bend, Oregon

Located in the heart of Bend, OR is the charming Drake Park and Mirror Pond. Relax under the huge ponderosas next to the mighty Deschutes River or meander across the footbridge to the center of downtown.

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Chula Vista, California

Drake park is the center of Bend with Activities including Munch and Music all Summer long. Launch your raft down the river and or just read a book in the sunshine.

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The jewel of central Oregon. Located adjacent to downtown Bend on the Deschutes River. Namesake for the Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Located between Town and the Westside, where our home is located.

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA
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This IS a very nice park. Gayle and I walked it the afternoon we arrived in Bend and the next morning before we headed North. In the meantime, I tipped a bottle of Deschutes Mirror Pond in its honour. The park is a welcome and peaceful sanctuary ying to the Downtown Business District yang. We particularly enjoyed the pond (or slow river) views, the happy kids running about, and walking a complete loop around including the gorgeous homes on the other side of the water.

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Just across the river, Drake Park runs from our neighborhood to Downtown Bend. It's a pleasant 10 minute walk to one of the nicest downtown areas in the country

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