What are Activity Hubs?
Activity Hubs at Bend Open Streets are active programming spaced along the Bend Open Streets route. They act as outdoor community centers and windows on their neighborhoods, where local residents, business and organizations can lead fun, participative activities to engage participants and show them why their neighborhoods are great places to live, work and play! Local businesses and community organizations are excited to help you have the most fun during Bend Open Streets. Our four activity hubs offer activities, games, food and beverage sales, and great educational opportunities.
2017 Activity Hubs
PacificSource Health Plans Fitness Hub
(Corner of NE Olney Ave. and NE 1st St.)
Come chill out with PacificSource Health Plans and shoot some hoops with former Duck and Seahawk, Jordan Kent. Jordan will be challenging kids to shooting contests while teaching about health and wellness.
At the chill out station, relax and listen to live music. While sitting back, indulge in fruit infused water and fuel up on fresh fruit.
If you’re looking to get active, decorate your bike with paint and handlebar streamers, or win a prize by completing PacificSource’s scavenger hunt. For the adults, join in on health and wellness information. The activities, drinks, and snack are provided by PacificSource – so feel free to treat yourself!
Bend Park and Recreation District Hub
(Juniper Park – 800 NE 6th St)
Juniper Park will feature a local music stage, a climbing wall, hand cycles, a bike valet, a sidewalk chalk space, an aerial arts and slackline area, a bike rodeo and food for sale from EMW Fusion.
Cascades East Transit Hub
(Hawthorne Station – 334 NE Hawthorne Ave)
Kick off Bend Open Streets with the FootZone Bend Open Streets Skedaddle, ride an electric bicycle, test out your skating skills, enjoy healthy snacks and more!
Brought to you by:
Commute Options, Central Oregon Landwatch, Cascades East Transit, Bend Electric Bikes, Lava City Roller Dolls, Pure Light Chiropractic, Whole Foods, AARP, Volunteers in Medicine and FootZone
The Bend’s Makers District Hub
- Play Human Foosball at Humm Kombucha
- Check out the fire engine and learn safety tips with Bend Fire Department
- Oregon Spirit Distillers hosts live music from 3:30-5:30pm
- Visit the Utilitu Sewing & Design pop-up marketplace, aerial
silks by Silks Rising, with a Hip-Hop Showcase Variety Show
- Massage Solutions of Bend hosts a “Photo Booth Stand
Prop” featuring Hello Helga, The Rye Smiles band, and Putt putt golf
- Hydrate at Rack-N-Roll with a water stop and some munchies
- Save money at Bend Velo with the Special “Open Streets 4 Hour Sale:” 10% off any Surly or J. Livingston Bike and 10% off any in-stock Ortlieb. Adults who test ride a bike get a FREE Bend Velo trucker hat, while supplies last.
- Learn about Bend Bikes, Commute Options, and other partners working to improve bicycle transportation at Bend Velo
- Listen to live music at Laughing Planet and enjoy the most refreshing Aqua Fresca.
Answer a top-secret question for your scavenger hunt stamp, and recite a favorite verse from a poem
St. Charles Wellness Hub
(Corner of NE 6th St. & NE Olney Ave)
St. Charles offers all kinds of kid focused fun like hula hooping, face painting,
breathing games and adaptive bike riding. Adults can learn about health
and wellness, tips on skin care, heart health, stretching, baby proofing and
Check out the exciting activities!
12:30 PM Dragon Dancing & the Kindness Key puppet show, presented by Younity
1:00 PM Healthy Snack Demonstration, presented by OSU Extension Services
1:30 PM Helmet Safety with Melon Drop
demonstration, presented by the
2:00 PM Healthy Snack Demonstration,
presented by OSU Extension
2:30 PM Dragon Dancing & the
Kindness Key puppet show,
presented by Younity
3:00 PM Helmet Safety with Melon
presented by the Center
Franklin’s Corner Community Garden Hub
Located at the corner of NE Franklin Ave and NE 8th St.
The Community Garden will be hosting an open garden. Come learn about the sustainable system and urban food forest while listening to music by some local bluegrass musicians. Bring your blanket and enjoy the great fun.