Booth Tarkington Park
In 1835, Mr. Jacob Bowman gave a half acre of the corner of his farm for a burial ground intended for Dunkard’s or German Baptists. The land once considered so far out of the town limits has been embraced by neighborhood all around. The original tract has been enlarged several times to its current six […]
Byers Softball Complex
The Byers Softball Complex is located on South Bend’s southwest side of the city. Since its inception in 1997, Byers has hosted numerous softball events both fast-pitch and slow-pitch. Most notably, have been the three visits by the U.S. Women’s Olympic softball team and multiple national championships for the Amateur Softball Association. The complex has also […]
Sitting along the banks of the Saint Joseph River and anchoring the Downtown South Bend Convention District is Century Center, an award winning convention center featuring over 100,000 square feet of Adaptive, Beautiful, Meeting Spaces. No matter what configuration your event requires, we can accommodate your needs at the Century Center.
Charles Black Community Center
Located in LaSalle Park, this community center offers a full-sized gymnasium, community room with kitchen, computer lab, weight room and game room. The center offers daily programs and activities for all ages, including tutoring, computer classes, fitness classes, open recreation, sports, special events and more! As a Real Services nutrition site, seniors at the Charles Black […]
Find a Grave and Location This feature is still under development and results may not be completely error-free. View the interactive City Cemetery Map About City Cemetery South Bend City Cemetery, a 21.36-acre designed landscape is South Bend’s oldest cemetery, founded in 1832. City Cemetery is situated immediately west of the city’s downtown core, just northwest of […]
Lightly tree-shaded, Coquillard is one of the city’s oldest Neighborhood parks. Incorporated into the parks’ system in 1906 it has functioned as an anchor to the neighborhood since its earliest development. Coquillard’s open space is laid out to accommodate open play and open field games. History of Coquillard Park Source: A History of St. Joseph County […]
East Race Waterway
The East Race Waterway is an urban thrill unlike any other in the heart of downtown South Bend. Despite the vocal objections of a number of taxpayers, the Civil War-era East Race Waterway was resurrected after being filled and leveled, an act that originally seemed to signal the end of its days. It’s now a […]
Elbel Park Golf Course
Only a short drive from downtown South Bend, golfers will experience the natural beauty of the parkland setting that incorporates numerous nature areas, the Mud Lake wetlands, animal habitats and stunning terrain. Elbel is a full-service golf course, appealing to golfers of various skill levels. The tree-lined, bent grass tees give way to the immaculately […]
Erskine Park Golf Course
About Erskine Park Golf Course A historic and challenging course in the heart of South Bend Come enjoy our beautiful 18-Hole, South Bend golf course, open to the public. Erskine Park opened for play in 1925, and our rich tradition of great golf has continued through the generations.