Drake Park is a 13-acre (5.3 ha) park in Bend, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for Alexander M. Drake, the original owner of the site.For Drake Park and beyond, use our Bend attractions planner to get the most from your Bend vacation.
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.
Drake Park is in the Old Bend Neighborhood. Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District is adjacent to the park.
Drake Park Reviews
Very nice park. I had a nice walk here in the evening last week. It was pleasant and peaceful. I highly recommend it . more »
Drake Park with the beautiful Mirror Pond is a great place to enjoy a peaceful afternoon. The one drawback is that there is so much duck and goose dung all over the grass. We had to leave earlier... more »
Beautiful, lovely park. I had a lovely person from a cool furniture store recommend this park to me, as I am a traveler from out of state. I am glad she did. It truly is a jam of a park. A lovely easy walk along the Mirror Pond, with beautiful views of the beautified lawn of the nice homes right across it are soothing to view. There is are plenty of grassy areas to sit on and rest. And I just love the fresh scent of pine trees. Just so uplifting. And thank goodness they also have restrooms halfway from the Tower Theather.
Before I get lynched, let me clarify. If you're looking for a picturesque park to stroll in, or a spot to sit and watch the ducks and kayakers go past, upgrade to 4 or 5 stars. If you want a park with chutes for the kids, or sports facilities, or bathrooms or trashcans, then consider it 3 a touch lacking (but fantastic for a leisurely stroll).
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