Calendar of Events

For Outdoor Fun, check out these workshops, nature programs, family activities and more!
For information or to register for events, phone 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
All programs have a minimum and maximum registration number; register early!
  1. Wed May 12

    Boomers and Beyond: Spring Walking Club Boomers put on your walking shoes! We'll walk the scenic park trails and learn about the history and features of each park. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Registration and payment required by April 12. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 or by email at bendixwoods@sjcparks.org. April 14 - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn April 21 - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park - Oak Tree Shelter April 28th - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve - Visitor Center May 5th - Bendix Woods County P...
  2. Thu May 13

    Women Experience the Outdoors: Coffee with the Eagles - ND-LEEF Morrison Family Pavilion Join a group of women for an outdoor spring adventure! Enjoy coffee and a breakfast snack with a view of the Bald Eagles' nest. Park staff will share an introduction to eagle biology, and there will be plenty of time to watch for the eagles as they bring food to the nest. Registration and payment are required by May 10. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 to register.
  3. Thu May 13

    Healthy Tots - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park - Oak Tree Shelter *Children ages 5 and under, with an adult. Join us to learn about yourself and nature at the same time! Staff from the St. Joseph County Health Dept. will be on hand to teach about growing up healthy and then we will get moving with a themed game and explore the world around us. A great way to get active and socialize at a safe distance. Additional Thursday program dates include May 20 and May 27.
  4. Thu May 13

    Step into Spring - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of spring at St. Patrick's County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and enjoy the bust of colors. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Registration is recommended. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 or by email at bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
  5. Thu May 13

    Campfire Trivia - St. Patrick's County Park - CANCELED Test your all-around knowledge with a friendly game of trivia. Stay warm with the heat from a campfire, hot cocoa, and that fuzzy feeling of knowing the correct answers! S'mores and hot cocoa will be provided. Registration and payment are required by May 7. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 to register.
  6. Sat May 15

    Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer Water Monitoring Training - Brown Barn Become certified to monitor a stream and submit data to the state database. This training is open to all adults and can be especially useful for educators. Gain experience in the use of chemical testing kits and aquatic insect identification. Please attend both sessions. These sessions will be held outdoors. For more information go to HTTP://www.hoosierriverwatch.com Registration required by April 28.
  1. Tue May 18

    Park Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
  2. Thu May 20

    Healthy Tots - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park - Oak Tree Shelter *Children ages 5 and under, with an adult. Join us to learn about yourself and nature at the same time! Staff from the St. Joseph County Health Dept. will be on hand to teach about growing up healthy and then we will get moving with a themed game and explore the world around us. A great way to get active and socialize at a safe distance. Additional Thursday program dates include May 27.
  3. Sat May 22

    River Ramble Grand Opening - St. Patrick's County Park SAVE THE DATE! Join us for the grand opening of the River Ramble Natural Playscape! Make a craft, go on a scavenger hunt, read a story on the StoryWalk, hop your way up the "fish ladder" in a game of hopscotch and so much more! See you there!
  4. Thu May 27

    Healthy Tots - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park - Oak Tree Shelter *Children ages 5 and under, with an adult. Join us to learn about yourself and nature at the same time! Staff from the St. Joseph County Health Dept. will be on hand to teach about growing up healthy and then we will get moving with a themed game and explore the world around us. A great way to get active and socialize at a safe distance. Additional Thursday program dates include April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27.
  5. Tue Jun. 1

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River Explore the trails along the St. Joseph River from June 1 thru June 30 and discover how important this unique habitat is for everything from beavers to dragonflies. Pick up a map at the gatehouse or the White Barn and set off on this self-guided adventure. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a box of eight maple chocolate truffles!
  6. Wed Jun. 2

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River Explore the trails along the St. Joseph River from June 1 thru June 30 and discover how important this unique habitat is for everything from beavers to dragonflies. Pick up a map at the gatehouse or the White Barn and set off on this self-guided adventure. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a box of eight maple chocolate truffles!
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