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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 and COVID-19 Waiver 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.

​JULY


NATURALIST WALKS
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.
All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join naturalists each week 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 the park. 

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.

NIGHT HIKE
Friday, July 23, 7:00 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 24, 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.

ARCHERY 
Thursday, July 29, 10:00 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.

WETLANDS DIP NETTING
Saturday, July 31, 9:30 a.m.
All ages, $5/person (Reservations required)
This program will educate the public about the different types of wetlands and how they are important to both animals and humans, while providing an outdoor experience for visitors to collect and observe various animals. Instructions from staff will teach proper catch and release of the organisms.

​AUGUST


NATURALIST WALKS
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.
All ages, FREE (Reservations required)
Join naturalists each week 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 the park. 

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.

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
Saturday, August 7, 9:30 a.m.
All ages, $5/person (Reservations required)     
This program will take you through the differences between reptiles and amphibians and discuss their similarities. Local and invasive species will be discussed as well as venomous and nonvenomous. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

ARCHERY 
Saturday, August 14, 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.

FULL MOON BIKE RIDE
Friday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+, $5/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, 561-747-0063. 

FISHING FUN
Saturday, August 21, 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.

BIRDING BASICS
Saturday, August 28, 9:30 a.m.
Ages 8+, $5/person (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 will be provided with bird guidebooks and binoculars as we go over how to use them to your greatest advantage.