Sometimes the grandest adventures begin with small, yet incredibly important events. This is why a trip to Pine Nursery Park In Bend Oregon, located at 3750 NE Purcell Boulevard, should be at the top of your “List of Things to Do While Exploring Bend!” This is where the family can come together for games, exploration, or just a simple picnic on a park bench and learn how to reconnect. Our real lives tend to be messy ventures filled with late meetings, school events, traffic jams, and strife, but your Bend vacation is one meant to be filled with family adventures that draw you back to what is important: your family!
So Much to Do!
Pine Nursery Park In Bend, Oregon is a magical expanse of emerald green grass filled with adventures that are sure to appeal to every member of your family! Softball fields, soccer fields, pickleball complex, and even a disc golf course are some of the sports amenities you can find here. What is pickleball you ask? This local sport is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong and is one of our favorite pastimes. If you get a chance, you should try it out at least once during your vacation!
The extensive trail system through the park gives you plenty of opportunities to get out there and experience nature, and if you happen to have brought your favorite fur baby along, an off-leash dog park located in the park is a great place for Fido to work off some of that excess energy; there is even an area set aside for your smaller pooches! Responsible pet owners know to clean up after their animals, and if your dog has aggressive tendencies, this 14-acre park may not be meant for him! There are plenty of water bowls around for Fido to enjoy. You will also find plenty of bag stations along the way for cleaning up after your dog.
A playground for kids of all abilities, an irrigated pond for fishing, even a paved trail for bikers and hikers—the adventures of Pine Nursery Park are endless. One of the favored park activities in our family is to bring a picnic lunch on a Saturday morning. Each of us picks a sport to watch, and when it is time for lunch, we all come together under the pavilions and talk and laugh while enjoying the food in our cooler. Family time is important, and Pine Nursery Park helps make it easy and fun!
Pine Nursery Path Loop
This 1.6-mile loop trail is dog friendly and perfect for all skill levels. The trail takes you around a lake and is surrounded by beautiful trees. You will see some local wildlife here including ground squirrels, birds and skunks.
Things to Do in Bend
Once you are done enjoying the park, you will find a multitude of wonderful things to enjoy in the city of Bend. Stop by downtown and the Old Mill District, where you will find art galleries filled with the finest of local artwork. Take a trip down the Bend Ale Trail, where you will be able to try some of the city’s finest brews. Bend has more breweries than any other town in the state of Oregon.
No trip to Bend would be complete without a visit to the High Desert Museum, where you will learn about local fauna and flora as well as the history of the town of Bend. The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits and it has many trails to explore. You can take classes and attend lectures at this fabulous place, and it is open all year.
Where to Eat
There are a lot of places to eat in Bend and many of them are located right around the Pine Nursery Park.
Mckay Cottage Restaurant
62910 O. B. Riley Rd #340, Bend, OR 97703
This quaint family diner is located in a charming 1916 bungalow and features a menu of traditional American comfort food. Enjoy omelets and scrambles and pancakes made with the freshest ingredients. The lunch menu features a summer veggie wrap that combines fruits and vegetables for a crunchy and sweet sensation. They also have a crab and avocado salad that is perfectly seasoned and fresh.
El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant
Mexican food is everyone’s favorite and this place features a menu filled with the tastiest of south of the border fare. The atmosphere is relaxed, casual and perfect for the whole family. You won’t want to miss the table side guacamole or the perfectly spiced fajitas the menu offers. The best of the cocktails includes a spicy, house made Bloody Mary and a refreshing cucumber margarita. The fried ice cream is huge and certainly meant for more than one person to enjoy.
Discover the Joys of Family
A Bend vacation is more than just an opportunity to see new places. This is the trip that will rebuild family bonds! Reserve your Bend Vacation Rentals family home today and prepare to be reminded about that great sense of humor your daughter has or that strong sense of protectiveness that hasn’t always been apparent in your son.
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