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 Jun. 29 - Thu Aug. 19

    Get Fit with Trail Running Series - St. Patrick's County Park: Pfiel Pavilion If you've gotten out of your running routine, or even if you haven't run before - this fun program is for you. Learn or return to running in nature with trail running! Your 8-week program leads up to the Running Wild 5K trail run/walk. Sign up or get more details at https://www.runningwithlife.com/training/
  2. Tue Aug. 3

    Get Fit with Trail Running Series - St. Patrick's County Park: Pfiel Pavilion If you've gotten out of your running routine, or even if you haven't run before - this fun program is for you. Learn or return to running in nature with trail running! Your 8-week program leads up to the Running Wild 5K trail run/walk. Sign up or get more details at https://www.runningwithlife.com/training/
  3. Tue Aug. 3

    Women Experience the Outdoors: Paddle Away to Baugo Bay Join a group of women for an outdoor summer adventure! enjoy an opportunity to paddle on Baugo Creek and out to Baugo Bay. Learn about the women who have shaped the fields of Natural Science and Interpretation. From the 1600s to the 1950s, we will recognize the numerous "firsts" who influenced and pioneered these fields. Registration and payment are required by Friday, July 30th.
  4. Thu Aug. 5

    Get Fit with Trail Running Series - St. Patrick's County Park: Pfiel Pavilion If you've gotten out of your running routine, or even if you haven't run before - this fun program is for you. Learn or return to running in nature with trail running! Your 8-week program leads up to the Running Wild 5K trail run/walk. Sign up or get more details at https://www.runningwithlife.com/training/
  5. Tue Aug. 10

    Summer on the St. Joe - St. Patrick's County Park - River Ramble Finish off the summer holidays with a special outdoor event featuring the St. Joseph River. Enjoy stories, crafts, and river-themed activities provided by staff from the parks and the St. Joseph County Public Libary.
  6. Tue Aug. 10

    Get Fit with Trail Running Series - St. Patrick's County Park: Pfiel Pavilion If you've gotten out of your running routine, or even if you haven't run before - this fun program is for you. Learn or return to running in nature with trail running! Your 8-week program leads up to the Running Wild 5K trail run/walk. Sign up or get more details at https://www.runningwithlife.com/training/
  1. Wed Aug. 11

    Baugo Creek Kayak/Canoe Clean-Up - Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park *Minimum age 14 yrs. and older, must be accompanied by an adult. Help us keep the creek clean by contributing to our goal of removing small debris and trash. While enjoying an afternoon paddle, do you part and support a healthy, thriving environment for plants and wildlife who rely on this habitat. Registration required.
  2. Thu Aug. 12

    Get Fit with Trail Running Series - St. Patrick's County Park: Pfiel Pavilion If you've gotten out of your running routine, or even if you haven't run before - this fun program is for you. Learn or return to running in nature with trail running! Your 8-week program leads up to the Running Wild 5K trail run/walk. Sign up or get more details at https://www.runningwithlife.com/training/
  3. Thu Aug. 12 - Fri Aug. 13

    Marshmallows and Meteors! - Bendix Woods County Park - Van Paris Shelter The Perseid meteor showers peak during this week in August. Bring a blanket and bug spray and watch for meteors on Carlisle Hill. Marshmallows will be provided at the campfire. Registration required by August 10.
  4. Fri Aug. 13

    Nature "on-The-Go" - St. Patrick's County Park: River Ramble Nature's Myths. Come and go during this mini-program and uncover the mystery about some myths and "old wives' tales" inspired by nature and how they came to be!
  5. Tue Aug. 17

    Park Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
  6. Tue Aug. 17

    Get Fit with Trail Running Series - St. Patrick's County Park: Pfiel Pavilion If you've gotten out of your running routine, or even if you haven't run before - this fun program is for you. Learn or return to running in nature with trail running! Your 8-week program leads up to the Running Wild 5K trail run/walk. Sign up or get more details at https://www.runningwithlife.com/training/
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