OFDNA Board Meeting

The July board meeting is cancelled this month

Mark Your Calendars!

Alpenglow park is officially open and the Old Farm District is co-hosting their grand opening event on July 15th.  In addition to the park's many awesome features, there will be live music and if you drop by the Old Farm District tent, you can register for some extra cool prizes.  Next to the neighborhood association tent will be a huge two story bouncy slide and  a separate Axe Throwing event, both will be free to use and try courtesy of the OFDNA. (Axe throwing requires close toed shoes, and adult supervision / permission if under 18). A large free Zumba fitness event, and live Latin dance music at the outdoor stage. Rock climbing tutorials for all skill levels in the bouldering area. Free Ice cream. Numerous local nonprofits will be in attendance and providing other forms of entertainment and gifts. "Good" dog friendly, with multiple off leash areas and agility course. AND a new to Bend, Splash Pad area to help keep the family cool

It's a great way to come out and meet your neighbors and others in your community, all while enjoying a fine Friday evening with the whole family.  Why not walk or ride your bikes!  Parking is limited, but there will be overflow parking at nearby Caldera High School with a free shuttle back and forth to the park.

Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to get involved, Parks and Rec has asked for a few volunteers to assist with tent setup and tear down, walking around and directing folks to various locations of the park, answering questions, etc.  Please contact Julie Brown with Parks and Rec at

Brosterhous Accessibility
Project Update

 June 30, 2022 

During the first school year at Caldera High School, pedestrians and bicyclists used the northbound lane of Brosterhous Road for safe access through the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad undercrossing. At the end of the school year, the northbound lane of Brosterhous Road was re-opened to vehicle traffic.


  • Upcoming Work
    Flashing beacons and associated signage will be installed this summer for the crosswalks at SE Orchard Grass Place and The Pines West entrance. Flaggers will direct traffic for this work.
  • Final Phase
    Construction of the sidewalk under the railroad undercrossing is anticipated to occur later this year. We are working with BNSF Railroad to schedule the final phase of construction. This construction will require closure of the northbound lane of Brosterhous Road at the railroad undercrossing.

 To learn more about the project, visit: Brosterhous Accessibility Improvements | City of Bend (

Bicycle Safety - eBikes and Kids

 Bicycle use in Bend is growing, which is great.  Between privately owned and bike-share companies, the number of eBikes in Bend is also seeing a significant increase.  Along with these rising numbers , so are the number of incidents related to poor bike safety and etiquette, with bicyclists failing to follow basic rules of the road and endangering themselves and motorists.

Bend police are concerned about issues arising with underage people on electric bikes, as a little-known state law makes it illegal for anyone under 16 to operate an e-bike or motorized scooter.

Below are two links:

  1. The Oregon Bicyclist Manual with rules and safety tips
  2. KTVZ Article reminding parents that kids under 16 cannot legally operate an eBike

Time for a safety refresher?  Yep.


Balloons Over Bend - Mark Your Calendar


July 22, 23 & 24

Click HERE to go to the Balloons Over Bend website

Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the Week of July 11 – 17

  • SW Columbia Street between SW Bonnett Way and SW Shevlin Hixon Drive for infrastructure installation, single lane closure with flagging, 7/11/22 - 7/22/22
  • Street Preservation – Various Street improvements within the NW Bend and Awbrey Butte area are set to begin this week. Utility updates and street resurfacing will be occurring with various lane & street closures during its duration (expect delays). Expected completion Mid-August 2022 (weather dependent). Learn more about Street Preservation operations at: Roads affected are listed below.
    • NW Mt. Washington Drive between NW Shevlin Park Road and NW Summit Drive
    • Shevlin Park Road between NW Mt. Washington Drive and the City boundary
    • Putnam Road between NW Mt Washington Drive and NW Rocher Way

Ongoing Closures:

  • Newport Corridor Improvements Project – NW Newport Avenue . Various intersections along Newport Avenue to be closed due to removal and replacement of underground utilities. Road closures related to the project listed below. For more information, visit Newport Corridor Improvements Project webpage. Various closures through the end of Winter 2022.
    • NW Newport Avenue between NW 11th Street and NW 14th Street, 7/5/22 – Fall 2022
    • NW 12th Street Between NW Ogden Avenue and NW Milwaukee Avenue, full road closure, 7/5/22 – Fall 2022
    • NW 13th Street between NW Milwaukee and NW Newport Avenue, full road closure, 7/5 – Fall 2022
  • NW Crossing Farmers Market – special event occurring every Saturday 6/4/21 - 9/17/21. Multiple road closures related to event (listed below).
    • NW Crossing Drive between Mount Washington Drive and NW Crossing Drive (Circle)
    • NW John Freemont between NW Ordiway Avenue and NW Fort Clatsop Street
    • NW Fort Clatsop Street between NW Ordway Avenue and NW John Freemont Street
  • Glen Vista Road between NW Kiesow Court and South Road for infrastructure installation, single lane closure with flagging, 6/2/22 - 9/2/22
  • ODOT Third Street Improvements – Infrastructure improvements along Third Street from Butler Market Road to Greenwood Avenue. Various types of traffic control will be implemented during construction. Expected to be completed at the end of summer 2023. Street sections affected listed below.
    • Single-lane closures in the Northbound and Southbound lanes on Third Street between Greenwood Avenue and NE Olney Avenue
    • Butler Market to Mervin Sampels northbound slow lane closure until end of May
  • Sewer Extension Program – The yearly project includes installing gravity sewer mains and sewer laterals in order to allow properties to decommission their septic systems and connect to the public sewer system. Full road closures with local access in SE Bend related to this project (closures listed below). For more information, visit
    • King Hezekiah Way between King Jehu Way and King Solomon Court, 4/11/22 - mid-summer 2022.
    • King Jehu Way between King Hezekiah Way and Desert Woods Drive, 4/25/22 - mid-summer 2022.
    • Admiral Way between Reed Market Road and Greenmont Drive, 6/14/22 - Fall 2022
  • NW Shevlin Ranch Road between NW Bordeaux Lane and NW Shevlin Meadow Drive for infrastructure installation, full road closure. Completion scheduled for end of June.
  • Brinson Boulevard between NE 18th Street and Layton Avenue for infrastructure installation, eastbound lane closure. Completion scheduled for mid-summer 2022.

Future Road Closures:

  • Wilson Corridor Improvements Project – Street improvements on Wilson from Second Street to 15th street. For more information visit the Wilson Project website. This is a multiphase project with various intersections and road closures throughout its entirety.
    • SE Wilson Avenue between SE Ninth Street and SE 15th street, Eastbound Lane closure with Westbound traffic allowed, August 2022 – fall 2022.

Work schedules are dependent on weather conditions and other factors. Always exercise increased caution within construction zones. Drivers should use designated detour routes. Nearby residential streets are for local traffic only.

Contact: Deedee Fraley, Assistant City Engineer

For Street Preservation related questions: Paul Neiswonger, Streets Supervisor

Closures and detours in Bend are updated weekly at:

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