Also known as the Old Bend High School Gym, this was once the cultural and recreational center of Bend. Inaugurated in 1919, the gym was dedicated to veterans of World War I. Consisting of three floors and a basement, the gym has an auditorium with a capacity of 1200, a lounge and library complete with lava rock fireplaces, a wrestling room, a caretaker’s apartment, a billiard room, lockers and shower. The building was renovated between 1995 and 1998 and re-opened its doors in 1999 as the Center for the Boys and Girls Club.
This riverside park offers the much needed serenity and peace away from the city chaos. Located by the riverside it offers great views and its green stretches of lawns are certainly an eye soothing sight. During summer, this otherwise quiet space comes alive with various events and festivities. Apart from that, Drake Park and Mirror Pond also features a small stage, walkways, bike racks, a seating area and many other requisite facilities. Be it an evening stroll or a local concert, Drake Park and Mirror Pond is the best bet.
While driving northwards on Redmond's Southwest 77th Street, look to your right and you will spot a mini settlement made entirely of stones. This attraction known as Petersen Rock Garden, spread across four acres (1.6 hectares) of land, is the brainchild of Rasmus Petersen (1883-1952), a Danish immigrant. Petersen, an avid collector of rocks, used the rocks in the vicinity to replicate churches, monuments, castles, buildings, and bridges. This garden is located on his property, and since his demise has been managed by his family.
This beautiful ski resort located on the Mount Bachelor spreads over a 1000 acres (404 hectares) of land. It is said to be one of the largest ski resorts in Oregon. Due to its defying province and amazing snow conditions, the Mount Bachelor is a training center for skiers at a professional level.