BEND, OR -- Bend Parks and Recreation is offering financial help to families who can’t afford summer recreation activities. The support is through an Oregon Community Summer Grant award allocated through the Legislature.
Families can apply for help paying for programs like summer day camps, swim lessons and art programs, or to buy necessary equipment. To register, complete a recreation scholarship application or call 541-389-7275.
BPRD distributed $925,000 in recreation scholarships to individuals with financial need over the past three years. Financial assistance jumped 76% from 2019 to 2021, with increased investment in programs serving low-income populations.