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. Mountain Bike Trails

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

  6. 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.

  1. Tue May 30

    Pond Habitat: Spring Home School Program Welcome, home school families! Scoop in the pond to catch the creatures that live in the water and play a pond bingo game to figure our what happened to the missing tadpoles. Make a button as a reward for solving the case! Registration is required by May 26. Meet at the Glenn Bauer Shelter.
  2. Sat Jun. 3

    Free Fishing Days This weekend only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Weekend is designated each year by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Free gate fee for those fishing, just show us your fishing poles!
  3. Sun Jun. 4

    River Clean-Up Paddle Ages 12 & up, accompanied by adult Over the course of a year, trash builds up along riverbanks causing a hazard to fish and wildlife and spoiling the natural beauty of waterways. To do our part in cleaning up the St. Joseph River, St. Joseph County Parks and South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts in conjunction with the Best Week Ever are looking for volunteers for a River Clean-Up Paddle. All participants will be provided a canoe, paddle, life jacket, trash bags, and transportation to designa...
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