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June 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Families, join us for an evening of muddy fun! Muddy fun activities will include mud painting, making mud pies, stomping in the swamp, snacks and more. Wear old clothes and shoes, and bring a towel. This free event is part of the Passport to Play series in collaboration with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, Mishawaka Parks, Martin's Supermarkets, St. Joseph County Health Department and Reducing Obesity Coalition.
June 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Join a certified instruction for a basic canoe/kayak lesson including safety, paddling strokes, loading/unloading and transporting a canoe/kayak. All equipment provided. Registration and payment required by June 7. (Min. 5;Max. 12)
June 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fragomeni Shelter
Bring the family out to the park for kids' games and activities, story corner, nature station and portable disc golf. Pizza and beverages provided by Papa John's. Proceeds to benefit WNIT. For more information call 574-675-9648 or go to www.wnit.org. Organized and sponsored by WNIT, Papa John's Pizza, Better World Books and St. Joseph County Parks.
June 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Welcome, home school families! Experience the beginning of summer at the parks by learning a new skill: how to use a map and compass! Start with a quick lesson on how to find you way in the woods, then use a new knowledge to follow a trail and solve a nature-in-summer mystery. Finish up by making a souvenir button! Registration and payment are required by June 18.
June 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brown Barn
It's summer - time to get outdoors with kids! Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under. Experience the best of the season with mud paining, mud pies and giant bubbles. You can also dig in the dirt for treasures, hear a summer story, sample a tasty snack and play on the playground! Registration and payment are required by June 18.
June 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Paddlefest canoe and kayak events are geared toward both beginner and advance paddling abilities. Races are held for all ages. This event is sponsored by Michiana Watershed, Inc. and St. Joseph County Parks. For more information on this special event, visit paddlefest.org
June 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ St. Patrick’s County Park
Meet at the Jaffe Shelter.
Discover the world of slimy skin, sticky tongues and squishy eggs. Meet a live amphibian up close!
June 29, 2018, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Nature Center West Wing
Who doesn't love watching fireflies light up the sky? We will learn what makes these insects "glow." Bring your family, lawn chairs and watch nature's own light show put on by lightening bugs. Registration and payment are required by June 27.