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Return to Riverbend

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

​NOTE: Joining the guest list on Facebook will not be accepted as a reservation for a program.​

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.

​JANUARY

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, trails and historic events of the park. Call 561-741-1359 to reserve.

BATTLEFIELD TOURS
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join a Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationist docent on a battlefield tour and learn of the Second Seminole War battles that occurred here.
​PHOTO FUNDAMENTALS
Monday, January 23, 8:30 am
Ages 10+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Learn essential camera functions and composition basics in nature/wildlife photography! Join staff for a morning hike around Riverbend Park to put your new knowledge into practice. You must bring your own camera, along with a battery and a storage card. Tripods/monopods are recommended but not required. Dress for hiking, bring water.

SPECIAL EVENT: 185TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF THE LOXAHATCHEE REENACTMENT
Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.
All ages, FREE (No reservations required)
Bring the family for a day of history to Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park). There will be period-dressed reenactors, U.S. Army and Seminole camps, exhibitors, guest speakers, battlefield tours, weapons demonstrations and a battle reenactment.

FEBRUARY

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, trails and historic events of the park. Call 561-741-1359 to reserve.

BATTLEFIELD TOURS
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join a Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationist docent on a battlefield tour and learn of the Second Seminole War battles that occurred here.
FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
Friday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (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.

ARCHERY 101
Saturday, February 11, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (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.

PHOTO FUNDAMENTALS
Monday, February 13, 8:30 am
Ages 10+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
Learn essential camera functions and composition basics in nature/wildlife photography! Join staff for a morning hike around Riverbend Park to put your new knowledge into practice. You must bring your own camera, along with a battery and a storage card. Tripods/monopods are recommended but not required. Dress for hiking, bring water. 

FISHING FUN
Saturday, February 18, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $10/participant (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.