St. Joseph County Parks

Your Place for Outdoor Family Fun!
Bendix WoodsFerrettie/BaugoCrone Restoration AreaLaSalle TrailSpicer LakeSt. Patrick'sAnderson RoadChamberlain Lake
Constant Contact
Special Events:
Fiddler on the Roof
Outdoor Elements
Running Wild
Park Programs:
Big Trees
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Nature Munchkins
Outdoor Adventures Summer Day Camp
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Wild Wednesdays at the Playground
Annual Report
Deer Management
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Employment/ Volunteer Opps
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Friends of Bendix Woods & Spicer Lake
Park Foundation
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Greenways Charrette
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Request for Proposals
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Part Time/Seasonal Maintenance

Please visit the St. Joseph County Human Resources website to apply


2015 Interpretive Services Internship

Volunteer Opportunities

Help Replant the Studebaker Tree Sign!

As part of our on-going efforts to care for the historic Studebaker Tree Sign we are re-planting areas where dead trees have been removed. Volunteers are needed to plant, mulch and water over 2000 saplings! Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and a long-sleeved shirt. Also, bring a pair of gloves and a hand trowel if you have one. If you wish to stay for the entire day, please bring a sack lunch, too. Call us at (574) 654-3155 to let us know if you are coming to help. Meet at the Bendix Woods County Park: Nature Center.
Tree Planting 
Studebaker Trees Planting Dates:

April 15, 16 and 17, 2015
10am -2:30pm
Meet near the Glenn Bauer Shelter

Spring volunteer opportunities include:
Trail clean up
Garlic mustard removal – (April)
Interpretive and leisure program assistant
Picnic shelter spruce-up (April)
Garden clean up
Roadside litter clean-up
Summer volunteer opportunities include:
Special event volunteers 
Roadside litter pick up
Garden weeding and trimming
Day camp aide
Bio Blitz
Interpretive and leisure program assistant
Craft project prep work for children’s programs
Fall volunteer opportunities include:
Special event volunteers
Bio Blitz
Roadside litter pick up
Garden weeding
Craft project prep work for children’s programs
Winter volunteer opportunities include:
Bird house clean out
Roadside litter pick up
Winter program prep work
Sugar Camp operations
Invasive species removal

For information, contact
For potential Eagle Scout projects, contact

Request for Proposals

None at this time.