Named for Clyde McKay, McKay Park was opened in May 2000 and quickly became a very popular addition to the District’s collection of riverfront parks. McKay Park is an excellent choice for taking a break from the work day to enjoy your lunch and watch the action.
Easily accessible by car and on foot, the park has become an oasis for dog lovers, surfers and those wanting to take a dip in the Deschutes River. Dogs must be on leash.
McKay Park is a popular destination during the summer months with limited street and lot parking.
A 4-hour parking limit will go into effect on July 1, 2019 for on-street parking near McKay Park. The temporary parking limits will occur on Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bradbury Way and neighboring streets to enable access for residents and patrons of area businesses as well as park users at McKay Park and Bend Whitewater Park. Signage will notify drivers and park users about the pilot program and four-hour parking limit.
During summer months, consider parking during daytime hours one-block up the street at the Park & Float on Simpson and Bradbury – where you’ll also find tube rentals and a river shuttle service.
Art In Public Places donated a life-like sculpture of Canada geese for the park. McKay Park is definitely worth a visit… we’re sure you’ll return time after time.