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 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!
  1. Thu Jun. 3

    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!
  2. Fri Jun. 4

    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!
  3. Sat Jun. 5

    Grassland Bird Hike - Beverly D. Crone Restoration Area Enjoy a morning of birding at Beverly D. Crone Restoration Area. We will walk the gravel path in search of Dickcissel, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolinks, and other grassland birds. The Restoration Area is located at Jackson Road and Locust Road, west of U.S. 31. Park on the spur on the southside of Jackson, just east of Locust. Registration required by June 2. Contact Andrea at 574-654-3155 to register for program.
  4. Sat Jun. 5

    Free Fishing Days Ferrettie/Baugo Creek and St. Patrick's County Parks These days 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. Free gate fee for those fishing, show us your fishing poles!
  5. Sat Jun. 5

    National Trails Day - All County Park Locations All County Park Locations! Lace-up your hiking boots and Hit the Trail! Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking featured trails at our parks! Explore the rolling hills of Bendix Woods Nature Preserve. Listen to the creek babble along the Portage Trail at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park. Travel back in time while walking through the swamp on the boardwalk to Spicer Lake. Enjoy a tranquil walk along the St. Joseph River on the River Ridge Trail at St. Patrick's County Park. Take a picture with ...
  6. Sun Jun. 6

    Free Fishing Days Ferrettie/Baugo Creek and St. Patrick's County Parks These days 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. Free gate fee for those fishing, show us your fishing poles!
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