Drake Park

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Drake Park
Drake Park (Deschutes County, Oregon scenic images) (desD0054b).jpg
Mirror Pond from Drake Park in the fall.
Location 777 NW Riverside Blvd.
Bend, Oregon
Coordinates 44°03′35″N 121°19′12″W / 44.05965°N 121.32°W / 44.05965; -121.32Coordinates: 44°03′35″N 121°19′12″W / 44.05965°N 121.32°W / 44.05965; -121.32
Area 13 acres
Created 1921
Operated by Bend Park & Recreation District

Drake Park is a 13-acre park located in Bend, Oregon.[1]

The park is a popular downtown community gathering place and hosts many events, including the Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration.

Features include nearly one half mile of riverfront on Mirror Pond, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms and small picnic tables.

A major renovation project for the park was completed in 2003. The restrooms were upgraded, pathways throughout the park were replaced with pavers making the walkway wider, new irrigation and lighting systems were installed, bike racks were installed, a seating and viewing area was added at Mirror Pond and the High Wheel returned to the park after years in storage.[2]

Drake Park is located in the Old Bend Neighborhood. Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District is located adjacent to the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drake Park". Old Bend Neighborhood Association. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Drake Park". Old Bend Neighborhood Association. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
Mirror Pond from Drake Park in the winter.