Family Passport to Play

Get ready for an adventure-filled season of family fun and outdoor events. South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, HealthWorks! Kids' Museum, St. Joseph County Parks, Martin's Super Markets and the Reducing Obesity Coalition of St. Joseph County have partnered to offer families across Michiana an opportunity to spend time together and participate in fun-filled activities.

Family Passport to Play gives your family the chance every month to enjoy the beauty of our local parks, exercise in an exciting way and learn new things about enhancing your own health and well-being.


Family Passport to Play provides excellent programming for your family throughout the year. 

  • Hayride: November 3 at Bendix Woods County Park (Van Paris Shelter) from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Enjoy this colorful time of year with a tractor-drawn hayride, campfire, s'mores and hot cocoa!
  • Ice Skating: December 19 at Merrifield Skating Rink (Mishawaka) from 6pm - 8pm. Enjoy the fresh air while gliding over the ice. Snacks will be provided to warm you up. In the event of extreme temperatures, an alternate event will be held at HealthWorks! Kids' Museum.
  • Snowflake Follies: January 13 at O'Brien Park from 2pm - 4pm. Say goodbye to the winter blues with some fun actrivities in the snow. No snow? No worries. We'll have other activities indoor.
  • Hike the Sugar Bush: February 24 at Bendix Woods County Park from 2pm - 4pm. Come watch as we tap the trees and see sap turned into sweet syrup!


No registration required.


All Family Passport to Play events are FREE.

Social Media

Please the Family Passport to Play Facebook page for additional information and updates!

Additional Information

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.