While we were on a recent trip to Eastern Oregon we stayed in Bend, Oregon. This town is a great place to stop and play or just relax. The town has some great shopping and dining. You will find some fantastic breweries.
While staying in Bend we discovered Drake Park. The Park is located on the Deschutes River and is a great place to sit and watch both ducks and people float on by. This river is a popular tubing spot. If your interested in the tubing visit the Bend’s Parks and Rec website to get more information on their shuttle. It’s a shallow gentle river. The park itself has boardwalks that follow the rivers shores and are perfect for strolling. The first night of our visit was a Thursday. On Thursday nights throughout the summer the town hosts music in the park. This is very popular. When we attended there were hundreds of people on picnic blankets enjoying the music. I loved the fact that it was people of all ages. They were also having a street fair going on as well. So many things to do and see at Drake Park on a Thursday evening.
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This Park was the perfect spot to relax after a long hard day of adventuring. It’s shaded and the river helps keep it a cool. As always for more adventures visit our adventure map!