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. Tue Jan. 25

    Recycling Your Rainwater: Rain Barrel Workshop (Bendix Woods County Park) This program is part of a series called "Recycling Resolutions" and will be presented by St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District. Registering for this program is recommended as there are a limited number of spaces for the program. Please contact Allison Pudlo via e-mail to register.
  2. Thu Jan. 27

    Winter Fling for the Little Ones - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn Winter 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 a cool outdoor adventure including crafts, stories, and snacks around the campfire. Then head onto the hill for some tubing! *Weather permitting. Registration and payment required by January 25.
  3. Fri Jan. 28

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  4. Fri Feb. 4

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  5. Fri Feb. 4

    Glow Ski: St. Patrick's County Park - Red Barn Enjoy skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. After your adventure, warm up by the outdoor campfire with a hot drink and a winter treat! Registration and payment required by Wednesday, February 2, 2022. For payment and to register call (574) 654-3155.
  6. Wed Feb. 9

    Family Passport to Play: Tubing - St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn The St. Joseph County Parks and the Passport to Play program want to give your family the chance to enjoy the outdoors this winter for a FREE evening of innertubing. Recommended for children 4 yrs of age or older. Limited to first 100 people.
  1. Fri Feb. 11

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  2. Mon Feb. 14

    Valentine Ski - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Truly connect this Valentine's Day by taking your loved ones skiing. Ski with someone special and look for hearts hidden around the trails. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa. *Weather and trail conditions permitting.
  3. Tue Feb. 15

  4. Fri Feb. 18

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
  5. Sat Feb. 19

    Tapping Day - Bendix Woods County Park: Sauk Trail Shelter The sap will soon be running and it's time to tap! Volunteers are needed to get the Bendix Woods Sugar Bush ready for making maple syrup! Experienced sugar-makers will take you out into the woods and show you how to tap maple trees and hang sap tubes to collect sap. This activity is outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. Registration required by February 15.
  6. Fri Feb. 25

    Click and GO! Cross-Country Skiing Lessons - St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn Learn the basics on how to cross-country ski with our Friday "Click and Go" lessons. Lesson includes learning how to glide, getting in and out of skis, and other skiing skills. Rental includes poles, skis, boots, and trail passes.
View All