A scenic 22-acre riverfront park on the banks of the Deschutes River, Farewell Bend Park is conveniently located within Bend's city limit at SW Reedmarket Road near the Bill Healy Memorial Bridge. The park is a popular area year-round for a variety of activities including, but not limited to hiking, cycling, and running.
In summer, this section of the wild and scenic Deschutes allows you to cool off on a hot summer day. A relatively quiet stretch of the river provides opportunities for paddling, floating, tubing, and kayaking. Rentals are available at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (805 SW Industrial Way, 541-317-9407).
The Deschutes River harbors many species of fish and offers plenty of fishing opportunities. Please, verify location-specific regulations set by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The park features two viewing shelters, sidewalks along the river, a canoe launch, interpretive signage, and a playground. Rock climbers can practice their skills at the park’s bouldering area. There are a picnic sheltered spot with a capacity of 36 people and two small shelters which accommodate 4 people each.
Restrooms and drinking fountains are available for visitor’s convenience.
The Deschutes River Trail runs through the park and links Farewell Bend Park with River Bend Park across the river 0.45 miles east, the South Canyon Bridge 1.33 miles southwest, and the Old Mill District 0.8 miles northeast.
Farewell Bend Park - Deschutes River | General Description
Open: Year-round from 5 am to 10 pm
Managed: City of Bend
Services: Restrooms, garbage service, picnic sites, drinking water
Activities: Swimming, tubing, kayaking, paddling, hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking
Accommodations: Lodging is available in Bend
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Popularity: Moderate to high
Elevation: 3,537 ft (1,078 m)
Farewell Bend Park is located:
- 130 miles east of Eugene
- 133 miles southeast of Salem.
From US-97 in Bend,
- Take exit 139 for Reed Market Road toward Old Mill District
- Follow 0.8 miles west on Reed Market Road to the destination on the right.