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Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted). All participants are required to sign a Program Participation Form before each program.

Activities promote environmental and historical awareness, conservation, and recreation.

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 Riverbend Park office during operating hours.

NATURALIST WALKS
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. 
All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join naturalists each week for a 1-hour guided walk exploring the trails of Riverbend Park. It’s a great way to become familiar with the plant and animal communities and trails of the park. Call 561-741-1359 to reserve a spot.

REPTILE ENCOUNTERS
Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. 
All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
Join naturalists each week for a short meet & greet with one of our resident reptile ambassadors.

BATTLEFIELD TOURS
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. 
All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
Join a Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationist docent on a battlefield tour and learn of the Second Seminole War battles that occurred here.​

MARCH


BIRDING BASICS
Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Come join us for a guided birding walk in the park as we learn about the amazing adaptations of birds and the many roles they play in the environment. Participants can borrow bird guidebooks and binoculars.

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

HISTORY IN THE PARK
Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.
All ages, FREE (Reservations not required)
Join our non-profit group the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists for a presentation by a guest speaker. Docents will conduct a walking tour of the battlefield following the presentation.

SAWMILL SATURDAY
Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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.

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS 
Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
Join a naturalist to learn about the differences between reptiles and amphibians and discuss their similarities and differences. Participants will have an opportunity to see and touch a live reptile as well as related biofacts.  Then participants will go on a short walk to try and find wild amphibians and reptiles in the park.

FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
Friday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Explore the park with a guided nighttime bike ride! After hours get the chance to look at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. Appropriate safety gear and water is required. Bring your own bike.

ARCHERY 101 
Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Join USA Archery certified staff to learn a new skill! 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.

OPEN RANGE ARCHERY
Saturday, March 30 9:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Join USA Archery certified staff to hone your archery skills! This program is offered to participants who have already attended a basic archery course at Riverbend Park. Participants will shoot at different targets and different distances. Basic safety review will be conducted before heading to the range. Equipment is provided. Note: Bows may be difficult to pull for smaller children.