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. Sat Dec. 11

    Santa & S'mores - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn Skip the crowds and craziness and visit Santa at the park. Afterwards, warm up by the firepit with hot cocoa and a s'more. Registration and payment are required by December 6.
  2. Tue Dec. 21

    Park Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
  3. Tue Dec. 21

    Solstice Lantern Hike - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn Nature transforms at night with different sights and sounds to experience. Celebrate the Winter Solstice and bring light and joy into the longest night of the year! Warm up afterwards by the firepit. Registration recommended due to limited lanterns.
  4. Fri Jan. 7

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  5. Fri Jan. 14

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  6. Sat Jan. 15

    Cross-Country Ski Class - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Cross-country skiing is a great way to get in a workout and enjoy the winter snow. Participants will learn the basics of cross-country skiing with this beginners' course. Rental includes boots, skis and poles. *Weather and trail conditions permitting. Registration required by January 12.
  1. Fri Jan. 21

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  2. Thu Jan. 27

    Winter Fling for the Little Ones - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn Winter is a lovely time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children 5 and under. Experience the best of the season with a cool outdoor adventure including crafts, stories, and snacks around the campfire. Then head onto the hill for some tubing! *Weather permitting. Registration and payment required by January 25.
  3. Fri Jan. 28

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  4. Fri Feb. 4

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  5. Wed Feb. 9

    Family Passport to Play: Tubing - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn The St. Joseph County Parks and the Passport to Play program want to give your family the chance to enjoy the outdoors this winter for a FREE evening of innertubing. Recommended for children 4 yrs of age or older. Limited to first 100 people.
  6. Fri Feb. 11

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
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