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Drake Park
Holiday Travel Guide

Drake Park featuring a pond, autumn leaves and a house
Stroll along Mirror Pond and enjoy stunning views of Mount Bachelor in Bend’s premier park, which hosts a range of seasonal events.

Visit Drake Park, a serene enclave in the heart of Bend with 13 acres (5.3 hectares) of rolling hills and waterfront walks. Stroll along the Deschutes River or enjoy a picnic on the park’s sprawling lawn. Look for the resident great horned owls.

The gentle Deschutes River winds through part of the park. This portion of the river is called Mirror Pond. Stop and take a photo of the reflection in the water of Mount Bachelor, which is one of Bend’s most iconic images.

Explore the park through its network of walking and biking trails. Relax on its rolling manicured lawns or sit on one of the benches along Mirror Pond and enjoy the view.

Attend one of the many events that take place at Drake Park throughout the year. See a performance on the large outdoor stage. Join quaint patriotic celebrations in the park’s annual Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebration. Summer warmth makes the Drake Park Munch and Music free concert series a pleasant way to relax outdoors. Sign up for a Bend bike tour to explore the park and the city’s other scenic sights.

Watch for Drake Park’s most famous residents, a family of great horned owls. In May, when the owlets hatch, the area surrounding the nest is cordoned off. Observe the birds from a distance and listen for their spooky calls.

From Drake Park, explore the adjacent Drake Park Neighbourhood Historic District. When Bend was established, this part of the city was highly coveted because of its proximity to the park and its beautiful views of the peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Discover 17 blocks of varied architecture and beautiful landscaping. Nearly all the homes in this area were built between 1910 and 1954. For this reason, the area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Drake Park is open year-round from morning until evening and has no admission fee. Easily walk from the park to the rest of Old Bend neighbourhood and the surrounding downtown.

Stroll along Mirror Pond and enjoy stunning views of Mount Bachelor in Bend’s premier park, which hosts a range of seasonal events.

Visit Drake Park, a serene enclave in the heart of Bend with 13 acres (5.3 hectares) of rolling hills and waterfront walks. Stroll along the Deschutes River or enjoy a picnic on the park’s sprawling lawn. Look for the resident great horned owls.

The gentle Deschutes River winds through part of the park. This portion of the river is called Mirror Pond. Stop and take a photo of the reflection in the water of Mount Bachelor, which is one of Bend’s most iconic images.

Explore the park through its network of walking and biking trails. Relax on its rolling manicured lawns or sit on one of the benches along Mirror Pond and enjoy the view.

Attend one of the many events that take place at Drake Park throughout the year. See a performance on the large outdoor stage. Join quaint patriotic celebrations in the park’s annual Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebration. Summer warmth makes the Drake Park Munch and Music free concert series a pleasant way to relax outdoors. Sign up for a Bend bike tour to explore the park and the city’s other scenic sights.

Watch for Drake Park’s most famous residents, a family of great horned owls. In May, when the owlets hatch, the area surrounding the nest is cordoned off. Observe the birds from a distance and listen for their spooky calls.

From Drake Park, explore the adjacent Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District. When Bend was established, this part of the city was highly coveted because of its proximity to the park and its beautiful views of the peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Discover 17 blocks of varied architecture and beautiful landscaping. Nearly all the homes in this area were built between 1910 and 1954. For this reason, the area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Drake Park is open year-round from morning until evening and has no admission fee. Easily walk from the park to the rest of Old Bend neighborhood and the surrounding downtown.

Top Trending Hotels Near Drake Park

Campfire Hotel
Campfire Hotel
2.5 out of 5
721 NE 3rd Street, Bend, OR
The price is Rs12,748 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Located in Orchard District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tower Theatre, Pilot Butte State Park and Des Chutes Historical Museum. Drake Park and Old Mill ...
3.7/5Good! (614 reviews)
"Super convenient location located very close to all of the fun downtown activities. The pool area was very nice as well as the fire pit. The wallpaper was a little less than desirable. Scary old western people starring over us while we slept."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

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Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3.5 out of 5
3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR
The price is Rs13,857 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Boyd Acres, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sun Mountain Fun Center and River's Edge Golf Course. Tower Theatre and Drake Park are also within ...
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"Nice property, room was clean and beds comfortable. We did book animal friendly room by accident. It smelled like wet dog, but little cologne fixed it. Over all, very nice place for stay with kids"

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The Oxford Hotel Bend
The Oxford Hotel Bend
4 out of 5
10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend, OR
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs25,147 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Located in the heart of Bend, this boutique hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Downtown Bend Business Association, Old Mill District and Les Schwab Amphitheater. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (618 reviews)
"No amenities, no food or services on property. Only suggest where you can go but did not go the extra mile to help us book reservation for dinner."

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

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Motel 6 Bend, OR
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2 out of 5
201 NE 3rd Street, Bend, OR
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Campfire Hotel
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2.5 out of 5
721 NE 3rd Street, Bend, OR
The price is Rs12,748 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
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Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3.5 out of 5
3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR
The price is Rs13,857 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
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10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend, OR
The price is Rs25,147 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
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Mirror Pond 2 Bedroom Bungalow
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