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. Thu Oct. 1

    Be Well- Runnels Shelter SJCP is partnering with the Health Department for this series to help you "Be Well" and live a better life. Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to free community resources, suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness, and give you a chance to ask questions. Join us for a short walk in the park or just come out and enjoy the fall weather.
  2. Thu Oct. 1

    Trekking through Autumn - Afternoons @ Brown Barn Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn at St. Patrick's County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and enjoy the burst of colors among the fall foliage. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Registration is recommended.
  3. Fri Oct. 2

    Trekking through Autumn - Mornings @ the Brown Barn Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn at St. Patrick's County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and enjoy the burst of colors among the fall foliage. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Registration is recommended.
  4. Sat Oct. 3

    Fall Paddle Paddle through fall colors on Baugo Creek out to Baugo Bay. Cooler temperatures, diminished crowds, and less pesky bugs make this a perfect time to enjoy the water. Not recommended for children three years of age and younger.
  5. Sat Oct. 3

    Discover the Tricks and Treats of Nature - Bendix Woods County Park Go on a Halloween adventure in the park! Follow the discovery trail and explore the secrets of owls, bats, spiders, and other misunderstood creatures along the way. Go on a hayride, enjoy a campfire, make a craft, and take home a bag of treats. Advance registration and payment are required by September 25.
  6. Wed Oct. 7

    Wednesday Walks in the Woods Enjoy St. Joseph County Parks this fall on a FREE guided hike! Hikes will explore different aspects of our natural world as we visit a different park each week. Come see what your parks have to offer! Hikes will last approximately 60 minutes. Registration is not required. All hikes begin at 10 am, weather conditions permitting. Dates & Locations: September 2: Bendix Woods County Park: Otahnagon Picnic Area September 9: Ferretti/Baugo Creek County Park: Oak Tree Shelter September 16: S...
  1. Thu Oct. 8

    Be Well- Runnels Shelter SJCP is partnering with the Health Department for this series to help you "Be Well" and live a better life. Each week will feature a short session on a wellness topic, connect you to free community resources, suggest apps to help you on your path to wellness, and give you a chance to ask questions. Join us for a short walk in the park or just come out and enjoy the fall weather.
  2. Thu Oct. 8

    Trekking through Autumn - Afternoons @ Brown Barn Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn at St. Patrick's County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and enjoy the burst of colors among the fall foliage. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Registration is recommended.
  3. Fri Oct. 9

    Trekking through Autumn - Mornings @ the Brown Barn Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn at St. Patrick's County Park! We'll walk the scenic park trails and enjoy the burst of colors among the fall foliage. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Registration is recommended.
  4. Fri Oct. 9

    Fall Fling for the Little Ones - Playground Fall is a lovely time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children 5 and under. Experience the best of the season with games, activities, and stories all about nuts and squirrels! Go on a hayride and explore the prairie maze! Registration and payment are required by October 6.
  5. Sat Oct. 10

    Fall Paddle Paddle through fall colors on Baugo Creek out to Baugo Bay. Cooler temperatures, diminished crowds, and less pesky bugs make this a perfect time to enjoy the water. Not recommended for children three years of age and younger.
  6. Sat Oct. 10

    Fall Flannel Hayride - Van Paris Shelter Grab your blanket, throw on your favorite flannel, slip on some boots, and join us for a hayride under the stars. Afterward, relax by the campfire with cider, a s'more, and live music by local country-rock artist Gatlin Naragon. Registration and payment are required by October 6.
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