VPA Welcomes You to 2019
With everything we do, we keep in mind our mission to inspire a more livable South Bend for all, connecting us to emotionally engaging experiences and each other.
Best. Week. Ever.
2017 was full of exciting changes for our community, including the addition of the 1st Annual Best. Week. Ever. celebration. For an entire week, every day and evening, across every portion of the city, something was happening. 50,000+ residents and visitors attended the approximately 100 experiences that took place. Best. Week. Ever. was built upon […]
Spark’s Top 5
Venues Parks & Arts staff members give you five things they’re looking forward to this fall and winter.
VPA Behind the Scenes
The Top 10 Fun Things to Do in South Bend This Spring and Summer
It’s time to get the kids out of the house and shake off that deep winter hibernation!
My South Bend Parks & Trails
South Bend has always been a city thriving on vision: vision that transformed the bend of a river into a center for trade, that pushed to be a leader in heavy industry, that sought to operate as a 21st century city and that positioned itself as a hotbed for technology and innovation.
10 Fun Things To Do This Fall & Winter in South Bend
The changing seasons are upon us: School is back in session, leaves are painted in stunning hues of oranges, reds, and yellows, and the brisk morning air ushers in the need for hot coffee.
More Than Just a Game
Spring is a wild season for Byers Softball Complex at Phil St. Clair Park, formerly known as Belleville Softball Complex.
Building the Future at Charles Black Recreation Center
If you’ve ever been to the Charles Black Recreation Center for any one of its numerous events or programs, you’ve probably noticed the kind, welcoming faces of its staff.