Closing the Digital Gap
Coding. When most visualize a coder, it’s typically the image of a beanie-wearing hipster sitting in a dark room hacking into a secured network. The movies may fantasize it, but coding is an extremely important skill for our ever-growing digital world. The concept of coding isn’t a new one. The skill – part art and part science – has become a crucial part of American’s everyday lives […]
Back-In Angle Parking at Howard Park
What is Back-In Angle Parking? Designed to improve safety when entering and exiting traffic, back-in angle parking allows drivers to reverse into spots, making them vigilant of other bicyclists, pedestrians and traffic around them. When drivers leave, they pull forward into the street instead of backing into it, allowing them to see oncoming traffic easier. […]
Eat like a Champion
A healthy initiative took place for South Bend’s youth during summer break Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight according to the CDC, but many are unaware that having a well-balance diet is extremely important to their proper growth and development. Giving kids an understanding of what healthy foods are and allowing them to experience them […]
Not Your Average Lunch Break
Nothing says summer like enjoying food trucks and live music in the park! Fridays by the Fountain at Jon R. Hunt Plaza is a summertime tradition in downtown South Bend! Each summer between the months of June and August, this concert series runs every Friday and features live entertainment from a range of genres, such […]
Introducing the newest South Bend resident!
Facilities and Grounds: Thinking Outside the Box
Picture this: litter on the street, overgrown grass, barren and broken parks. Our Facilities and Grounds team works hard to make sure this never happens. It’s easy to forget about the hard work that goes into making our city beautiful. When everything is running smoothly you don’t think about the alternative. The unsung heroes of […]
Coming Soon to South Bend – Boomer, a Mobile Experience
EQUITY The City of South Bend is investing approximately $50 Million of capital improvements into our shared public spaces through an initiative called My SB Parks & Trails. This includes hundreds of deferred maintenance items, such as replacing old and unsafe playgrounds, benches, athletic courts, and sidewalks. The improvements are designed to make our parks […]
Wintertime Adventures at Rum Village
Come take a walk at Rum Village where quiet yet breathtaking adventures await you at every turn.
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.
Sam Centellas: Journey to Health
Sam Centellas: Journey to Health Meet Sam Centellas. You might know him as the Executive Director of La Casa de Amistad, a community center on the Westside of South Bend, you might recognize him as one of the key coordinators of Westside Wednesday, or perhaps you may have seen this early morning gym-goer at O’Brien Fitness […]
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 […]
Charles Black Center, Sr. Recreation Center Uses Creative Mentorship Opportunities to Impact Lives
Thoughts of Charles Black, Sr. Recreation Center usually bring to mind their after-school program or open basketball.