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. Sun Mar. 26

    2017 Bike Swap Meet The 2017 Bicycle Swap Meet will be Sunday, March 26th at St Patrick's County Park. Open for seller setup at 10:45 AM and be open from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM for buyers. The Red Barn will be packed with bikes and bike parts and accessories for sale. The Swap Meet is sponsored by the Michiana Bicycle Association (MBA) and the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA). There is no charge for buyers or sellers.
  2. Mon Mar. 27

    Garden Work Days Do you have a green thumb? If not, that's ok! Help us tidy up the landscaping around the Nature Center. Please call to register at 574-654-3155. Meet at the Nature Center.
  3. Tue Mar. 28

    Pond Habitat: Spring Home School Program Welcome, home school families! Help us solve, "the Case of the Missing Tadpoles!" See what frog eggs and frog slime feel like, become a tadpole in a predator prey game and explore a frog's life cycle. Registration is required by March 24. Meet at the Glenn Bauer Shelter.
  4. Wed Apr. 5

    Spring Break Family Fun Enjoy an afternoon of self-guided outdoor activities before the kids head back to school. Canoe, kayak, fish, play disc golf, and explore the trails. Weather conditions permitting. Meet at the Brown Barn.
  5. Thu Apr. 6

    Spring Break Family Fun Enjoy an afternoon of self-guided outdoor activities before the kids head back to school. Canoe, kayak, fish, play disc golf, and explore the trails. Weather conditions permitting. Meet at the Brown Barn.
  6. Fri Apr. 7

    Spring Break Family Fun Enjoy an afternoon of self-guided outdoor activities before the kids head back to school. Canoe, kayak, fish, play disc golf, and explore the trails. Weather conditions permitting. Meet at the Brown Barn.
  1. Wed Apr. 12

    Boomers and Beyond Spring Walking Club Boomers, put on your walking shoes! We'll walk the scenic park trails and learn about the history and features of each park. Each walk will be approximately 50-60 minutes. Transportation provided to other sites from St. Patrick's County Park. Registration and payment are required by April 7. St. Patrick' County Park (April 12, 26 & May 10) Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park (April 19) Bendix Woods County Park (May 3) Spicer Lake Nature Preserve (May 17)
  2. Sat Apr. 15

    Parent-Child Fishing Derby Put your fishing skills to the test on our ponds. This is a friendly fishing competition with prizes for our younger friends of fishing. This is a catch and release event. The competition will be for the longest caught fish, and most overall fish caught. Bait and fishing equipment will be available. Registration is required by April 10. Ages: 6-12; Space is limited. Check in: 8:00 am, Fishing 8:30 - 10:30 am Meet in the Brown Barn
  3. Sat Apr. 15

    Great Golden Egg Hunt Enjoy the outdoors and search for the "Great Golden Egg." Park staff will hide ONE egg alongside a trail at each of the county parks. Each egg can be redeemed for a summer fun pack of canoe rental, disc golf, and gate entry coupons. Please stay on the trails.
  4. Sat Apr. 15

    Free Fishing Days These days only, Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters. Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995 and are designated each year by the director of the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling as a recreational activity. Free gate fee for those fishing, just show us your fishing poles!
  5. Mon Apr. 17

    Garden Work Days Do you have a green thumb? If, not that's ok! Help us tidy up the landscaping around the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center.
  6. Tue Apr. 18

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