Bend dog park clean-up days scheduled

BEND, Ore. - Get the scoop! For several days in May and June, dog park users are invited to volunteer at clean-up events in Bend's off leash areas.

Hosted by local off-leash advocacy group, DogPAC, in conjunction with Bend Park & Recreation District and various groups that have adopted the off leash areas, "Dog Park Clean-up Days" offer dog park users an opportunity to help care for the spaces they enjoy.

The seasonal clean-up effort will be held six area dog parks. Participants will pick up dog poop, pull weeds and assist with spreading wood chips to help keep the dog parks enjoyable and safe for all users. Volunteers should bring their own gloves and water. Bags, tools and supplies will be provided.

Dog Park Clean-up Days Schedule: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at each location

Park/Off Leash Area: Address: Date:

Riverbend 799 SW Columbia St. Sunday, May 5th
Pine Nursery 3750 NE Purcell Blvd. Saturday, May 11th
Big Sky 21690 NE Neff Rd. Sunday, May 19th
Ponderosa 225 SE 15th St. Saturday, May 25th
Overturf Reservoir NW Skyliner Summit Loop Saturday, June 1st
Awbrey Reservoir NW 10th and Trenton Saturday, June 22nd

DogPAC and Bend Park & Recreation District remind all dog owners to be responsible for their pet and to "scoop the poop" whenever they are in a public space.

For additional information on DogPAC, visit or email For more information on off-leash areas and Bend Park & Recreation District, visit or call (541) 389-7275.

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