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
Drake Park is located in Bend OR
Drake Park
Drake Park
Drake Park is located in Oregon
Drake Park
Drake Park
Location777 NW Riverside Blvd.
Bend, Oregon
Coordinates44°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
Area13 acres (5.3 ha)
Created1921
Operated byBend Park & Recreation District

Drake Park is a 13-acre (5.3 ha) park in Bend, in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] It was named for Alexander M. Drake, the original owner of the site.[2]

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

Mirror Pond from Drake Park in the winter

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.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drake Park". Old Bend Neighborhood Association. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  2. ^ "No, Drake Park wasn't named after the ducks". The Bulletin. May 29, 1981. p. 5. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Drake Park". Old Bend Neighborhood Association. Retrieved 20 April 2012.