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 Apr. 20

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

    Hidden Gem Hikes For every packed local trail, there's a hidden gem less traveled. Join us as we visit the lesser-known county park sites and experience new discoveries along the way. Registration is recommended, contact Andrea at 574-654-3155. April 6th - Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station April 13th - Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve April 20th - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve - Visitor Center April 27th - Beverly D. Crone Restoration Area
  3. Wed Apr. 21

    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...
  4. Thu Apr. 22

    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 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27.
  5. Thu Apr. 22

    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.
  6. Thu Apr. 22

    Earth Day Hula Hoop - St. Patrick's County Park - CANCELED What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by spending time at the park! And let's put a "spin" on it. Start the evening off by custom making a hula hoop. Then join a member of Michiana Hoops outside for some tips and tricks. *If you already have your own hoop, join us outside from 7-8 pm. Registration and payment required by April 16. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 or via email at bendixwoods@sjcparks.org
  1. Tue Apr. 27

    Hidden Gem Hikes For every packed local trail, there's a hidden gem less traveled. Join us as we visit the lesser-known county park sites and experience new discoveries along the way. Registration is recommended, contact Andrea at 574-654-3155. April 6th - Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station April 13th - Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve April 20th - Spicer Lake Nature Preserve - Visitor Center April 27th - Beverly D. Crone Restoration Area
  2. Wed Apr. 28

    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...
  3. Thu Apr. 29

    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 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27.
  4. Thu Apr. 29

    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. Fri Apr. 30

    Spring Fling for the Little Ones - Bendix Woods County Park: Hardwoods Picnic Area Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under. Explore one of the most beautiful wildflower spots in St. Joseph County, enjoy flower-themed play stations, create a unique craft, hear a spring story and sample a tasty snack. Registration and payment are required by April 27. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 or by email at bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
  6. Sat May 1

    Ramble Along the River - St. Patrick's County Park: Hurwich Shelter The St. Joseph River has influenced the people and animals who have lived alongside it for centuries. It continues to have a vital impact today. Explore along the river with a park naturalist and discover the many creatures that depend on the river for their survival.
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