Jul 242014

Graduate students at Indiana University South Bend have been studying two projects in conjunction with the City of South Bend. One study involves the southern downtown area, “South Hub” anchored by Four Winds Field. The other involves the abandoned railway on the city’s northwest side.

The students will present their project concepts in a forum that is free and open to the public at 6:00 pm Monday July 28th at the St. Joseph County Main Library, Colfax Auditorium (Lower Level), 304 Main St., South Bend, IN.

The public is invited to this presentation by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) who has selected South Bend as a study area for their Summer 2014 Capstone Class. Continue reading »

Jul 212014

Niles Charter Township Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Niles Township Hall/South Fireman’s Park 320 Bell Road, Niles, MI 49120

What: Niles Charter Township will cut the ribbon on a 3.3-mile section of the soon to be 34-mile Indiana – Michigan River Valley Trail from Niles, MI to Mishawaka, IN. Niles Charter Township Phase I is from the Indiana state line to Brandywine Creek Nature Park (just north of US12).

Jul 212014

The DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation is creating an update to the 2006-16 Indiana State Trails Plan: “Hoosiers on the Move.” The Trails Plan guides the development and expansion of a statewide system of trails to be used for public recreation and transportation. As part of the planning process, they’re conducting an online survey of statewide trails stakeholders. This survey will cover trails operations, maintenance, legal issues, funding, legislative questions and more. The survey will attempt to assess stakeholder needs and issues that may have been missed previously.

Click here to take the survey.

Jun 232014

The 14th Annual Kids’ Triathlon will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 for boys and girls ages 5 – 14. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at Potawatomi Park Pool in South Bend, Ind. Run is .5 mile, bike is 1.3 miles, 5-12 year olds swim 25 yds., 13-14 year olds swim 50 yds.  There are swimmer and non-swimmer categories for each age group.

PLEASE NOTE: NO training wheels are allowed.

The event is a joint effort by South Bend Parks and the Michiana Bicycle Association: volunteers are needed. Contact marbonyod@att.net or call 574-299-4778 for details. More information and registration is on-line at South Bend Parks.



Jun 192014

Bike 31…One and Done was held on Saturday, June 14 along the new U.S. Highway 31, before it will be open to the vehicular traffic. This non-competitive bike ride was truly a one and done experience for nearly 1500 riders of all types who cycled along a newly paved road with no motor vehicles, roughly a 24 mile loop.The event started at 8:00 and ended at noon. Continue reading »