Leisure Activities

  1. Boomers and Beyond

    Boomers and Beyond programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, and healthy lifestyles.

  2. Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard

    Get your family and friends together and canoe the beautiful St. Joseph River! Also a great idea for clubs, businesses and groups of all ages!

  3. Disc Golf

    Bring your friends and family to this 18-hole course.

  4. Geocaching

    Join the hunt for hidden “geocaches” in St. Joseph County Parks.

  5. Running Wild

    The Running Wild 5K Run is professionally chip-timed with disposable chips on park wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass and gravel.

  6. Mountain Bike Trails

    Explore the outdoors at Bendix Woods County Park! Enjoy the 6.6 mile mountain bike trail.

  1. Mon May 1

    Bat Roost Monitoring Program Do you like bats? Become a volunteer to participate in assisting park staff to count our bat population. Call 574-654-3155 for more information or to sign up.
  2. Sun May 7

    Mayor's Ride The Mayor's Ride encourages bicyclists of all ages to enjoy South Bend's, Mishawaka's, and St. Joseph County's connected bike-ways and bicycle-friendly infrastructure. There will be SAG stops at St. Patrick's County Park, Howard Park in South Bend, and Central Park in Mishawaka. Visit mayorsride.com for more information.
  3. Wed May 10

    Blooming Wildflower Stroll Enjoy an evening at the Nature Preserve at Bendix Woods as we hike the trails and observe nature's display of wildflowers in bloom. Registration is required by May 8. Meet at the Runnels Shelter in the Hardwoods.
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