This Week: April 27-May 3


My little guy is really into park playgrounds right now…and I seem to always have a ton of errands.  To make them a bit more enjoyable for both of us, I thought it’d be fun to start exploring the MANY Bend Parks & Recreation parks with playgrounds (I’ve counted 35) so despite where we were around town, we could just swing by (see what I did there?) a nearby park for a quick play sesh 🙂  So this past week we completed visiting all of the West side parks!  Check out our NEW page –> Park Playgrounds: WEST <– featuring each of the 19 Bend Parks & Rec parks with playgrounds on the West side along with some (hopefully) helpful information including a live link for map directions, swings, restrooms, parking and water access.  And coming soon -> Park Playgrounds: EAST!

This guy LOVES exploring new parks!

My little park explorer!

And don’t miss this week’s highlights list below.  As always, there are many, MANY more fun activities happening each day so be sure head over to our –> KIDS CALENDAR <– for the complete list of family & kid-friendly events in Bend and the surrounding Central Oregon area!

  1. Pre-K Play – Mon & Wed & Fri @ Bouncing Off the Wall
  2. Open Climb @ The Big Play Thing – Mon-Thu & Sat @ Cascade Indoor Sports
  3. Zumba Fitness Family Class – Mon @ Janellybean Music & More
  4. Various story times & Activites – Tue-Sat @ Downtown Bend Library
  5. Rockie Tales Puppet Show & Lunch – Wed @ Juniper Elementary
  6. Zumba Kids Jr. – Wed @ Janellybean Music & More
  7. Various story times – Wed, Thu & Sat @ East Bend Library
  8. Janellybean’s Music Enrichment – Tue & Thu @ Janellybean Music & More
  9. Playmania – Tue, Thu-Sat @ COGA Central Oregon Gymnastics Academy
  10. Backpack Explorers* – Wed & Thu @ High Desert Museum
  11. Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow – Thu @ Downtown Bend Library
  12. First Friday Art Walk – Fri @ Downtown Bend
  13. Open Skate – Fri-Sun @ Cascade Indoor Sports
  14. The Home Depot Kids Workshop – Sat @ The Home Depot – Bend
  15. Kindermusik Play Dates – Sat @ Cascade School of Music
  16. Annual Spring Paddlefest – Sat @ Riverbend Park
  17. Puddle Stompers – Sat @ Compass Park
  18. Saturday Storytimes – May – Sat @ Barnes & Noble

NOTE: As always, an asterisk* denotes advance registration required or requested for participation