Drake Park and Mirror Pond
Drake Park and Mirror Pond Bend Reviews
Drake Park - Bend, Oregon Aug 15, 2008
Drake Park is located in Downtown Bend, Oregon and is really the center of everything that happens in the city. I always make my way down there whenever possible and it seems as though there's an event going on every single week (this weekend is the Annual Brew Fest). The Deschutes River runs through the Park and come sunset there just is no other place to be. I've snapped so many pics down there and somehow each ones seems to turn out to be even more magical. You'll find everyone lounging around, playing with their dogs, playing music, riding bikes, or rafting down the River itself.
This may be Bend's most popular outdoor public gathering place, so it receives more human use than any other city park. With majestic ponderosa pine and deciduous hardwoods throughout, it fronts the Deschutes River at Mirror Pond and is adjacent to downtown shops. Scheduled summer events are many and diverse, so weekdays and early morning are usually best for finding "wild" wildlife.
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