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

 

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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.

 
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.​

NOVEMBER

  • GUIDED PEDAL & ANIMAL WATCH
    Saturday, November 16, 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.

  • HISTORY IN THE PARK                                                                                
    Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. 
    All ages, FREE (Reservations not required) 
    Join non-profit group the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists for a presentation by guest speaker Steve Carr on the Ashley Gang. Docents will conduct a walking tour of the battlefield at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park) following the presentation.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, November 22, 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, November 23, 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.

  • ARCHERY 
    Saturday, November 30, 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.

DECEMBER

  • ARCHERY 
    Saturday, December 7, 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.

  • FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
    Friday, December 13, 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, 561-746-7053. 

  • GUIDED PADDLE                                                                                              
    Saturday, December 14, 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.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, December 20, 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.

  • SAWMILL SATURDAY
    Saturday, December 21, 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, December 21, 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.

  • HISTORY IN THE PARK                                                                                
    Saturday, December 21, 10:00 a.m. 
    All ages, FREE (Reservations not required) 
    Join non-profit group the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists for a presentation by guest speaker Patsy West on the enduring Seminoles. Docents will conduct a walking tour of the battlefield at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park) following the presentation.