​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public Programs

 

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Riverbend offers various environmental and historical programs for the public throughout the year.

  • Program Price: $5-10 per person, depending on the program.
  • Payment is due the day of program. We will accept either cash or check.
  • Reservations are required in advance (before 2:00 p.m. the day before) unless otherwise noted.
  • Programs require a minimum number registered participants.
  • Programs will run approximately 90 minutes.
  • Program runtimes are approximate depending upon age level of participants.

 

Please call the park office at:   561-741-1359 for reservations and any questions. Joining the guest list on Facebook will not be accepted as a reservation for a program. For every program, participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form.

 
WEEKLY

  • Naturalist Guided Park Walk*
    *FREE PROGRAM
    Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.
    Join our Naturalist for a guided walk exploring the trails of Riverbend Park. It’s a great way to become familiar with the plant and animal communities, trails and historic events of Riverbend. Walking daily can increase your energy, improve your mood, recharge your vitamin D, stimulate bones, prevent brain shrinkage, burn calories, ward off disease, get your blood pumping and fill your lungs with fresh forest air. Participation is limited to 25. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring drinking water, sun protection and insect repellent. Good walking shoes recommended.​

​​AUGUST

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, August 18, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Join USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified staff to learn about archery! This exciting program teaches archery safety and how to properly use the equipment before getting to practice on the range. Equipment is provided. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, August 24, 7:00 p.m. 
    All ages, $5/person (Reservation required)
    Join a naturalist on a walk and observe the change from diurnal to nocturnal in the park. Good walking shoes and bug spray is recommended.​​

  • ORIENTEERING
    Saturday, August 25, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Lost in the park? This program will cover the basic parts, terms and usage of a compass so one can take a bearing and walk a course. Good walking shoes are recommended.

SEPTEMBER

  • GUIDED PEDAL
    Saturday, September 1, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $5/person (Reservations required)
    Discover the trails of Riverbend with a naturalist guiding the way. This tour is a leisurely pedal of the trails. Enjoy looking for wildlife and stopping occasionally at points of interest. Please bring your own bike, as rental concession is currently unavailable.

  • DIP NET EXPEDITION
    Saturday, September 8, 9:30 a.m. 
    All ages, $5/person (Reservations required) 
    Discover life below the water surface, while becoming acquainted with the role of the wetlands in Riverbend Park. Catch and observe aquatic organisms. Close-toed shoes required. A change of clothes for after the program is suggested.

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, September 15, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Join USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified staff to learn about archery! This exciting program teaches archery safety and how to properly use the equipment before getting to practice on the range. Equipment is provided. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children.

  • REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
    Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.
    All ages, $5/person (Reservations required) 
    This program will take participants through the differences between reptiles and amphibians and discuss their similarities and differences. Local species will be discussed as well as venomous and non-venomous. Animal encounter included.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.
    All ages, $5/person (Reservation required)
    Join a naturalist on a walk and observe the change from diurnal to nocturnal in the park. Good walking shoes and bug spray is recommended.

  • ORIENTEERING
    Saturday, September 29, 9:30 a.m. 
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required) 
    Lost in the park? This program will cover the basic parts, terms and usage of a compass so one can take a bearing and walk a course. Good walking shoes are recommended.