​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

APRIL

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. 
    Ages 8 and up, $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​.

  • SAWMILL SATURDAY
    Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. 
    All ages, FREE (No reservations 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.​

  • FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
    Friday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
    All ages, $10/person (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist on a 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 flashlight are required.

  • GUIDED PEDAL 
    Saturday, April 20, 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, April 20, 10:00 a.m.
    All ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Join non-profit group the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists for a presentation by guest speaker Lucia Robson on her book Light a Distant Fire. Docents will conduct a walking tour of the battlefield at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park) following the presentation. ​

MAY

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
    All ages, $5/person (Reservations required)
    Join a park naturalist on a walk and observe the change from diurnal to nocturnal in the park. Good walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

  • GUIDED PADDLE
    Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8 and up, $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.

  • GUIDED PEDAL & ANIMAL WATCH
    Saturday, May 11, 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.

  • ARCHERY
    Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. 
    Ages 8 and up, $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, May 18, 10:00 a.m.
    All ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Join non-profit group, the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, for a presentation by Ed Petuch on Ancient Florida Seas and its People. Docents will conduct a walking tour of the battlefield at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park) following the presentation.

  • GUIDED PADDLE
    Saturday, May 25, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8 and up, $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.​