▶️ Bend’s Worrell Park appears safe from new parking


A new parking study saves a small park in downtown Bend for the time-being.

Deschutes County commissioners reviewed a parking analysis of the county’s downtown campus which, among other things, shows that Worrell Wayside Park will not be paved for new parking.

A community group that has advocated for saving the park is celebrating the victory.

“Absolutely. Absolutely thrilled. I’m excited. It was a community coming out to say we don’t like this. And the commission and the staff listened and we’re so appreciative of that,” said Donna Owens of Bend.

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Worrell Park sits across from the Deschutes County Services Building.

The study is part of the county’s plan for a courthouse expansion.


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