On behalf of the Mirror Pond Ad Hoc Committee, Steering Committee and Management Board 

Mirror Pond Project

Phase One: Identify Scope and Priorities
November 2016 through January 2017

  • Field Survey
  • Stakeholders Kick Off Meetings
  • Public Kick Off Meetings


Phase Two: Refine Vision Concept
January 2017 through March of 2017

  • Identify concept alternatives with costs
  • Identify permitting restrictions and opportunities
  • Stakeholders meetings
  • Public meetings


Phase Three: Design Development
March through July of 2017

  • Develop design details with costs
  • Clarify permitting processes and timelines
  • Stakeholders meetings
  • Public meetings
  • Identify 'Next Steps'



Phase One: Identify Public Values and Priorities Associated with Mirror Pond
January through February of 2013 - COMPLETE

  • 'Mirror Pond Questionnaire' to identify common values and attitudes towards Mirror Pond
  • The Questionnaire closed February 25, 2013at 8:00pm
  • Public Meetings on February 6, 2013 and February 12, 2013
  • 6:30 to 8:30pm (both dates)
  • At Bend Park and Recreation District Offices at 799 SW Columbia Street (both dates)


Phase Two: Identify Immediate and Long Term Strategies to Address Current Conditions
March through July of 2013 - COMPLETE

  • Assess Public Responses from Questionnaire and Public Meetings
  • Create Visions of Potential Strategies
  • Identify Costs and Potential Funding Sources Associated with Each Strategy
  • Present Strengths and Weaknesses of Each Strategy and Responsiveness to Community Values
  • Assess Preferences for Each Strategy
  • Present to City Council and Park Board on July 16, 2013 at 1:30pm in Community Room at 799 SW Columbia Street.


Phase Three: Working Through the Ad Hoc Committee, Identify Preferred Strategy for Immediate and Long Term Responses to Current Conditions
August 2013 - February 2014 - COMPLETE

  • Act on Joint City Council and Park Board Resolution to Preserve Mirror Pond in it's Historic Form (if possible)
  • Create Preferred Vision/Option Based on Public Response
  • Identify Range of Cost and Potential Funding Sources and Strategies
  • Mirror Pond and Downtown Redevelopment Concept - Public outreach November 7, 2014 - January, 2015

Visioning Project Schedule: 2011-2013

PRELIMINARY Design Project Schedule

The scope of this project is limited to bank, habitat and accessibility improvements within Drake Park and the extension of the Deschutes River Trail through Drake Park to Portland Avenue.