Family Passport to Play

Get ready for an adventure-filled season of family fun and outdoor events.

Get ready for an adventure-filled season of family fun and outdoor events. South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, Beacon Community Impact, St. Joseph County Parks, Martin’s Super Markets, Mishawaka Parks, St. Joe County Public Library 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.

Programming

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Family Passport to Play provides free programming for your family throughout the year, including:

  • Earth Day Garden Planting | April 27
    Visit your neighborhood Martin’s and celebrate Earth Day by planting your own veggie garden with us.  We will provide the seeds and the dirt; you do the planting!  Then, take your own veggie garden home and watch it grow!
  • Racket in the Park | May 22
    Want to introduce your family to tennis? How about Pickle ball?  Come out to the tennis center and try your hand.  All equipment is supplied.  A snack will be provided.
  • ROC UR Body | June 7
    Move your bodies and stay healthy while having fun.  Join us for an entertaining evening of dancing, playing, and learning!
  • Good Clean Dirty Fun! | June 12
    Families, join us for an evening of muddy fun! Activities will include mud painting, making mud pies stomping in the swamp and more. Wear old clothes and shoes and don’t forget to bring a towel.
  • Summer Splash and Learn | June 22
    Learn about sun safety from Beacon Community Impact personnel before splashing and playing in the water! A snack will be provided.
  • Meet Me at the Park | July 10
    Come check out our newly renovated Mary Gibbard Park and test your skills on our BMX bike course.  Not quite the thrill seeker? Enjoy our new splash pad, playground, soccer field, and park space. A box lunch will be provided for the first 100 that attend!
  • Happy Birthday, Studebaker Golf! | July 21
    Bring your family for a birthday celebration.  Fun games and activities from all of the different decades over the last 100 years.
  • Merrifield Night Out | August 3
    Join us as we celebrate an evening of fun at Merrifield Park.  The event features music, games, and entertainment.
  • Back to School Movie Night | September 7
    Come to SJCPL for a back to school celebration movie and snack night! We will be watching “Sky High”, a film about a Super Hero High School.
  • ROC UR Body | September 20
    Move your bodies and stay healthy while having fun.  Join us for an entertaining evening of dancing, playing, and learning!
  • Orienteering Fun for All! | October 10
    Orienteering is a family friendly, fun navigation challenge that is suitable for all. It gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers that contain a fun nature riddle.