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 Jun. 3

    Overhead and Underfoot: Life Springs Into Action: Part 3 of 3 Meet a naturalist at a county park on three Saturdays in Spring to discover and observe life's post-winter rebirth. Each program begins with an indoor introduction to what's going on with the plants, animals, and insects that share our world. Then head out for a hike to look and listen for nature in action. Registration and payment required by March 28.
  2. Sat Jun. 3

    Free Fishing Days May 7, June 3 & 4, and September 23 ONLY, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the director of the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Available at both Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park and St. Patrick's County Park.
  3. Sun Jun. 4

    Free Fishing Days May 7, June 3 & 4, and September 23 ONLY, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the director of the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Available at both Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park and St. Patrick's County Park.
  4. Fri Jun. 9

    Nature On the Go at the River Ramble: Pollinator Powers! Drop in on a nature-themed program at our unique outdoor play park, the River Ramble. Activities are geared towards families and include a nature-themed craft.
  5. Thu Jun. 15

    Best Poker Hand Wins We combined disc golf and poker! As you play the course, switch out a card at select holes to make the best hand you can. Prizes will be awarded to top hands. Pay at the Gatehouse.
  6. Tue Jun. 20

  1. Fri Jun. 23

    Summer Fling for the Little Ones Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under. We'll explore the world of dirt by digging for worms, making mud pies, and painting with mud. We'll also enjoy a worm story time and a dirt-themed treat. This program is free thanks to a generous grant from the Dr. Elmer R. Graber Youth Fund for Exploring Nature. Registration required by June 21.
  2. Sat Jun. 24

    Overhead and Underfoot: Summer in Full Swing! (Session One of Three-part Series) Meet a naturalist at a county park on three Saturdays in Summer to find and observe nature in its summer glory. Each program begins with an indoor introduction to what's going on with the plants, animals, and insects during the month. Then head out for a naturalist-led hike to look and listen for nature in action. Registration and payment required by the Tuesday prior: June 20.
  3. Mon Jun. 26 - Fri Jun. 30

    Outdoor Adventures 3rd-4th: Pollinator Power! Explore the world through the eyes of pollinators! Bees, wasps, flies, and other insects, just to name a few! Discover other animals in nature that are pollinators, meet a local bee keeper and find out how they help not only our ecosystems, but us as well. Limited space available.
  4. Mon Jul. 10 - Fri Jul. 14

    Outdoor Adventures 1st-2nd: Slime Scientists Put on your gloves and goggles and join us in the Nature Lab. Mix bubbling potions, create a soda explosion, and find out how to make noodles dance! Camp is now filled.
  5. Fri Jul. 14

    Nature On the Go at the River Ramble: Flight of the Firefly! Drop in on a nature-themed program at our unique outdoor play park, the River Ramble. Activities are geared towards families and include a nature-themed craft.
  6. Tue Jul. 18

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