The Trust for Public Land will hold “The Great Pumpkin Hunt” on Saturday, October 23 from 10am to noon at Miller’s Landing (across the river from McKay Park off Riverside Drive in Bend). A five dollar suggested donation will help to raise funds for the purchase of Miller’s Landing for the creation of a new community park.
The family event will include pumpkin hunting, pumpkin decorating, raffle prizes and, of course, hot apple cider. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the Miller’s Landing project, a 4.7 acre piece of riverfront property that the Land Trust is working to turn into a public park.
The planned project will provide public access to the river, preserve a piece of Bend’s mill history and secure a critical link in the Deschutes River Trail system. The Trust for Public Land has until Dec 31 to raise the $1.8 million purchase price, and currently has a remaining balance of $400,000 to raise.
Sponsors for the October event include: Brooks Resources Corporation, the Old Mill District, REI and The Trust for Public Land.
I assume in “pumpkin hunting” you get to keep the pumpkins…