Rockridge Park, in northeast Bend, is a nice place for walks and more. Bend Park and Recreation preserved features of High Desert habitat in this 36-acre park and added a few unique activities. It’s one of 82 parks in the city.
You’ll see a “forest” of juniper tree trunks near the small parking area. This play area for kids includes black “talk tubes” that connect underground. Primitive cell phones. 😉
I’ve been keeping an eye out for fall foliage and this park had several colorful trees. The maple trees are beginning to turn red and the paper birch leaves are turning a lovely shade of gold.
The trails in this park include a paved one-mile+ trail and more than a mile of unpaved bike trails. The beginner and intermediate bike trails include boardwalks and other obstacles.
There are several comfortable benches along the trails.
The playground is located along the southern edge of the park. There’s a 9-hole disc golf course in another section.
This park also has an 11,000-square foot skatepark with a curving “lunar -landscape” design.
For those of you with canine companions, Rockridge Park is a good place for a SASS walk. Stop And Smell Stuff!
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (LAPC) – A Photo Walk
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The Rockridge Park offers so much! The juniper tree trunks are very cool.
Such a fun and enjoyable walk, and great photos! Thank you for taking us along. 🙂
Thank you, Amy! Lots to do there for sure.
Beautiful photos, wonderful walk!
Thank you, John!
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Thank you for a beautiful walk – love the light in your photos!
Thanks! Early morning is a good time for walks.
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Have been to Bend several times Siobhan but had never heard of this park. It looks beautiful and seems to have something for everyone. Definitely on the list for my next visit! Beautiful images.
Thanks, Tina. It opened in 2017 so it’s fairly new. A nice neighborhood park. 🙂
Nice post and nice looking park. I’d love to take a little hike there. 😊
It’s not big, but it’s s a nice place for a walk.
Sometimes those are the best kinds. 🙂