Sports & Recreation

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Local Sports and Recreation

Other Recreation Resources

College Sports

Professional Sports

Sports in the Media

Sports and Recreation around Michiana


Get out there and get moving

South Bend Parks

The South Bend Parks & Recreation Department has an exciting lineup of sports and activities for all ages and all seasons. Check out their site for the latest Class Listings and Activity Guide or for Special Events.

Local Parks

Potato Creek State Park

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Did you know that we have a big, beautiful state park within our county's boundaries? The six square-mile Potato Creek State Park is owned and maintained by the Indiana DNR. The park features a wide array of features for year-round family enjoyment (although if you saw my feature about sledding last winter, you know that the weather can effect your plans!). Featuring a Nature Center and picnic shelters, as well as bike rentals and swimming, the park might be just the ticket for your next family outing. Before you go, be sure to grab a copy of their flier.

St. Joseph County Parks (SJC Parks Web Site)
Park in the Fall
St. Patrick's Park
Bendix Woods
Ferrettie / Baugo Creek
Spicer Lake
Chamberlain Lake
LaSalle Trail

Local Attractions

College Football Hall of Fame
The Football Hall of Fame is among the nation's premier sports shrines, preserving the history and ongoing story of college football while promoting an understanding of the positive values of the sport. The Hall of Fame is one of many programs conducted by the National Football Foundation to recognize, preserve and foster values developed through participation in amateur football.

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The Studebaker National Museum opened at it's new location in October, 2005. The Museum's collection of wagons, vehicles and artifacts spans 150 years of local industrial history. Within it's collection of presidential carriages is the museum’s oldest vehicle, the Lafayette carriage, built in 1824. The Museum's new home is a state-of-the-art facility reflecting the design traditions of Studebaker buildings from the 1920s and 1930s.

Center for History
The Museum Campus at Washington and Chapin streets also houses the Northern Indiana Center for History. This magnificent historic site showcases Copshaholm, the 38-room Victorian mansion of industrialist J. D. Oliver and his family. The Center also features five exhibition galleries as well as the Kidsfirst Children's Museum, an interactive gallery that encourages children to explore history through hands-on activities.

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