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

 

Return to Riverbend

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.​

JUNE

  • NRPA 2019 FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY CHALLENGE
    Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.
    All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a free guided 2-mile walking tour through the trails at Riverbend Park. Participants will walk at a moderate pace, stopping along the way to observe and discuss the natural resources of the park. The NRPA Jumping Jack Challenge will take place after the walk at 12 noon.

  • ARCHERY
    Wednesday, June 12, 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, June 14, 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.

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, June 15, 4:00 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.

  • WETLANDS DIP NETTING
    Thursday, June 20, 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 are required. A set of clothes to change into after the program is suggested.

  • ​GUIDED PADDLE
    Saturday, June 22, 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. You can also bring your own or rent a kayak from our vendor, Jupiter Outdoor Center, 561-746-7053.

  • FISHING FUN
    Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. 
    Ages 8+, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Learn basic fishing techniques and safety while fishing for the big one! Proper outdoor clothing, water, sunblock and sunglasses are recommended. Fishing gear is provided.

JULY

  • GUIDED PEDAL & ANIMAL WATCH
    Saturday, July 6, 9:30 a.m.
    All ages, $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.

  • GUIDED PADDLE                                                                                              
    Wednesday, July 10, 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, 561-746-7053.

  • ORIENTEERING
    Saturday, July 13, 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.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, July 19, 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.

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, July 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. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children.

  • GUIDED PADDLE
    Saturday, July 27, 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, 561-746-7053.