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. Wed Oct. 20

  2. Thu Oct. 21

    Fall Color Walks No other season prompts you to pause and look around quite like fall. Instead of focusing on the destination, let's slow down and lookup. Experience nature slowly and enjoy the spectacular colors of the County Parks. Registration recommended.
  3. Thu Oct. 28

    Fall Color Walks No other season prompts you to pause and look around quite like fall. Instead of focusing on the destination, let's slow down and lookup. Experience nature slowly and enjoy the spectacular colors of the County Parks. Registration recommended.
  4. Sun Nov. 7

    Tail Waggin' Hayride - Bendix Woods County Park - Van Paris Shelter Bring your dog for a tractor-drawn hayride through the crisp autumn air. Afterwards, warm up by the campfire with free hot cocoa and a s'more. Pet-related donations aid Pets Connect! Pets must be on a 6-foot leash. Pet costumes welcomed.
  5. Tue Nov. 16

    Park Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
  1. Sat Nov. 20

    Elves in the Park - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn Santa's little elves got out and they are on the loose in the park! Can you find them? Maps will be available to help guide you to where they were last seen.
  2. Sat Dec. 4

    Natural Nature Ornaments - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn It's not too early in the season to start making your own ornaments! Put a unique, nature-themed spin on this year's handmade project by using materials collected from right outside. Tunes, treats, and a warm drink will be provided. Registration and payment are required by December 1.
  3. Sat Dec. 11

    Santa & S'mores - St. Patrick's County Park - Brown Barn Skip the crowds and craziness and visit Santa at the park. Afterwards, warm up by the firepit with hot cocoa and a s'more. Registration and payment are required by December 6.
  4. Tue Dec. 21

    Park Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
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