​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public Programs

 

Return to Riverbend

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

  • Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted).  

  • TO REGISTER and MAKE PAYMENT for PROGRAMS:
    Online - Select the “Online Services” tab at the top of this page and click on Register/Pay for Program; Login with your username and password. (New users must create a household account online-please follow online instructions)

    In Person - Visit the the Riverbend Park office​ during operating hours.

 

NOTE: 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.

 
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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.​

APRIL

  • GUIDED PADDLE                                                                                              
    Saturday, April 4, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    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 the park, as well as some of its amazing history. Canoes are provided with the fee. If a kayak is preferred, bring your own or rent a kayak from the park vendor, Jupiter Outdoor Center, 561-747-0063.

  • FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
    Friday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist on a moonlit, nighttime bike ride. See the park after hours and look at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. Appropriate safety gear and water is required. Bring your own bike or rent from the park vendor, Jupiter Outdoor Center, 561-747-0063. 

  • REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
    Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.
    All ages, $5/person (Reservations required)
    Learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians and discuss their similarities and differences. Local and invasive species will be discussed as well as venomous and non-venomous. Please wear close-toed shoes.

  • SAWMILL SATURDAY
    Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. 
    All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
    Stop by the sawmill on the park’s recreated farmstead and visit with the sawyers as they cut and plane logs into boards. Experience “turn of the century” cutting-edge technology.

  • ARCHERY 
    Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.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.

  • HISTORY IN THE PARK                                                                                
    Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. 
    All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
    Join non-profit group, the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, for a presentation on the history of the Battles that occurred at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park in 1838. Docents will conduct a walking tour of the battlefield at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park) following the presentation.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, $5/person (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist on a walk and observe the change from diurnal to nocturnal in the park. Good walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

  • ORIENTEERING
    Saturday, April 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.