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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.​

DECEMBER

  • FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
    Friday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.
    All ages, $10/person (RSVP required, limit 50)
    Join a naturalist on a night-time bike ride.  See the park after hours and look at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. Bring a bicycle and appropriate safety gear is required. 

  • ORIENTEERING
     Saturday. December 2, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 10 and up, $10/person (RSVP required, limit 30)
    Have you ever been lost?  Here you will learn the basic parts of a compass and how to do things like take bearings and plot a course.

  • GUIDED PADDLE
    Saturday, December 9 and December 23, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8 and up, $10/person (RSVP required, limit 10 boats)
    Take a guided tour of Riverbend’s waterways with a naturalist who will point out many of the native plants and animals that can be found in our park as well as some of the amazing history found here. Appropriate safety gear is recommended.

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday. December 16, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8 and up, $10/person (RSVP required, limit 12)
    Join a USA Archery Certified Instructor to learn the basics of archery and develop a fun new skill! All equipment provided, please wear closed-toed shoes and bring water and sun protection for the outdoor portion. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children.

JANUARY

  • FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
    Friday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
    All ages, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Discover the trails of Riverbend at night 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 note that rental concession is currently unavailable.

  • GUIDED PEDAL
    Saturday, January 6, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $5/person (Reservation 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 note that rental concession is currently unavailable.

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, January 20, 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.

  • SPECIAL EVENT: 180th ANN​IVERSARY OF THE ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE LOXAHATCHEE REENACTMENT
    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 a.m. 
    All ages, FREE (Reservation not required)
    Bring the family for this day of history. This event commemorates the Second Seminole War battles that occurred within Loxahatchee Battlefield Park. There will be period dressed reenactors, US Army and Seminole camps, weapons demonstrations, exhibitors, guest speakers, battlefield tours and a battle reenactment that will begin approximately at 2:30 p.m. Food trucks will also be on-site.