Northwest Crossing has been a booming community on the westside of Bend since it first broke ground. With it's community center, shops, restaurants, trails, parks, and other amenities, NWX has proven to be a Bend hot spot. During the recession we saw things slow down in Northwest Crossing, but they didn't come to a screeching halt like other Central Oregon communities. Construction slowed, but continued through much of the downturn of the economy. In the past 12 months, construction at Northwest Crossing has boomed to a new level. New streets, new homes, new builders, and now the start of their newest phase built around the new Discovery Park.
Discovery Park is slated to be roughly 34 acres with a 3 acre lake. About 15 acres of the park will be manicured, while the rest will be left natural. Developers are planning 172 homesites, with an additional 3 parcels reserved for multifamily units. I was out in the area a few days ago and they are in full blown construction of the park and roads. Discovery Park is located west of Mt Washington Dr. This will be a great addition to the community, and Bend in general. The current parks at Northwest Crossing play hosts to many family events.
The Bend Parks and Recreation site states that the park will include play structures, fishing, a sledding hill, paths, and other improvements. Below is a copy of the master plan for the park.