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. Tue May 30

    Pond Habitat: Spring Home School Program Welcome, home school families! Scoop in the pond to catch the creatures that live in the water and play a pond bingo game to figure our what happened to the missing tadpoles. Make a button as a reward for solving the case! Registration is required by May 26. Meet at the Glenn Bauer Shelter.
  2. Sat Jun. 3

    Free Fishing Days This weekend only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Weekend is designated each year by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Free gate fee for those fishing, just show us your fishing poles!
  3. Sun Jun. 4

    River Clean-Up Paddle Ages 12 & up, accompanied by adult Over the course of a year, trash builds up along riverbanks causing a hazard to fish and wildlife and spoiling the natural beauty of waterways. To do our part in cleaning up the St. Joseph River, St. Joseph County Parks and South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts in conjunction with the Best Week Ever are looking for volunteers for a River Clean-Up Paddle. All participants will be provided a canoe, paddle, life jacket, trash bags, and transportation to designa...
  4. Sun Jun. 4

    Free Fishing Days This weekend only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Weekend is designated each year by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Free gate fee for those fishing, just show us your fishing poles!
  5. Wed Jun. 7

    Boomers and Beyond: Outdoor Adventure Series Life is meant for good friends and great adventure. Find both as you enjoy your summer with other Boomers, 50 yrs +. Beginners to experienced outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the camaraderie while canoeing, kayaking, hiking, geocaching, and more. Registration and payment are required by June 2.
  6. Sat Jun. 10

    Women's and Juniors' Week for Disc Golf Disc golf is a great sport for all ages, and women and kids play FREE all this week. Disc golf can be a leisurely stroll or an intense competition. Bring your friends and give disc golf a try!
  1. Sun Jun. 11

    Women's and Juniors' Week for Disc Golf Disc golf is a great sport for all ages, and women and kids play FREE all this week. Disc golf can be a leisurely stroll or an intense competition. Bring your friends and give disc golf a try!
  2. Mon Jun. 12

    Women's and Juniors' Week for Disc Golf Disc golf is a great sport for all ages, and women and kids play FREE all this week. Disc golf can be a leisurely stroll or an intense competition. Bring your friends and give disc golf a try!
  3. Tue Jun. 13

    Women's and Juniors' Week for Disc Golf Disc golf is a great sport for all ages, and women and kids play FREE all this week. Disc golf can be a leisurely stroll or an intense competition. Bring your friends and give disc golf a try!
  4. Tue Jun. 13

    Trail Running Workshop Series - True Beginner Certified Running Coach Amie Dworecki will be teaching you core and strength exercises plus dynamic stretching targeted to improve trail running. No running experience required. You will gradually build up from zero (walk) to be able to run a 3.1 mile trail race. No dogs and no refunds once enrolled. For the beginner group there will not be a class on July 4th, but the instructor will look at other times and days that week. You will run in the rain but not in a heavy downpour or lightning. ...
  5. Wed Jun. 14

    Women's and Juniors' Week for Disc Golf Disc golf is a great sport for all ages, and women and kids play FREE all this week. Disc golf can be a leisurely stroll or an intense competition. Bring your friends and give disc golf a try!
  6. Wed Jun. 14

    Good Clean Dirty Fun! Nature Play Day Families, join us for an evening of muddy fun! Muddy fun activities will include mud painting, making mud pies, stomping in the swamp and more. Wear old clothes and shoes (lace-up shoes are required for the swamp stomp), and bring a towel.
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