7/28/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

7/28/2017

Riverside Campfire - Reptiles Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
(2-Adult) Meet some of the fantastic reptiles that live in this area and play reptilian games. Come early if you want to bring a picnic or hotdogs. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight.
 

7/30/2017

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

8/4/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

8/4/2017

Riverside Campfire - River Revelry Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
Visitor Center. Enjoy a fun-flooded evening of stories and games. Learn about otters, beavers and other animals that call the Potomac home. S'mores provided. Come early if you want to bring a picnic or hotdogs to toast. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

8/6/2017

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
(2-Adult) Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

8/11/2017

Riverside Campfire -Terrific Turkeys Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
(2-Adult) Wild turkeys roam Riverbend Park's meadows and riverbanks. Learn about these elusive and seasonal birds with games and activities. Bring a toasting stick; s'mores provided. Come early if you'd like to bring a picnic or hotdogs to toast. Canceled if rain.
 

8/11/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

8/13/2017

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

8/18/2017

Riverside Campfire - American Indians Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
Play American Indian games and listen to stories 'round the campfire. S'mores provided. Come early if you want to bring a picnic or toast hotdogs. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight.
 

8/18/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

8/25/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

8/25/2017

Riverside Campfire - Bats and Bugs Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
(2-Adult) As day turns to night bats and some insects wake up. Through games and activities learn about the relationship between night flying bats and the insects they seek. Bring a toasting stick; s'mores provided. Come early if you'd like to bring a picnic or hot dogs to toast. Canceled if rain.
 

8/27/2017

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

9/1/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

9/3/2017

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
(2-Adult) Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

9/8/2017

Riverside Campfire - Batty about Bats Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
(2-Adult) Bats! Learn more about these fascinating and mysterious night flying marvels and why they are disappearing from our skies through games and activities. Bring a toasting stick; s'mores provided. Come early if you'd like to bring a picnic or hot dogs to toast. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Canceled if rain.
 

9/8/2017

Turtle Pool Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(2-Adult) Turtles like to soak and take in the sun. Come by our Visitor Center deck to watch our turtles enjoy some outdoor time. Afterwards, take a scavenger hunt and hike around the park.
 

9/9/2017

Virginia Indian Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(5-Adult) The festival includes eight American Indian tribes from Virginia including the Rappahannock dancers and drummers. Enjoy hands on activities and live demonstrations including American Indian storytelling, shooting bow and arrows, throwing spears and making stone tools. Also, assist in building a dugout canoe and visit our marketplace of American Indian crafts, pottery and jewelry.
 

9/10/2017

Build Your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sun
(3-Adult) Bats help eat mosquitoes, and pollinate plants, but they are having a hard time. Help these important animals thrive by building a bat house to hang in your yard. Everyone must register, $15 fee per bathouse paid to instructor on the day of the program.
 

9/16/2017

Halloween Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  3pm Sat
Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

9/16/2017

Riverside Campfire - American Indians Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Sat
Play American Indian games and listen to stories 'round the campfire. S'mores provided. Come early if you want to bring a picnic or toast hotdogs. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight.
 

9/17/2017

Goldenrods and Asters Fall wildflowers Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sun
Stroll along the riverbank in search of our fall wildflowers and learn some of the folklore associated with them. Reservations required. Canceled if rain.
 

9/22/2017

Girls in the Woods Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Fri
(12-Adult) Learn how to survive in the woods. This empowering class provides every girl or woman with a chance to build confidence, community, and leadership skills in an encouraging environment.
 

9/22/2017

Fall Equinox Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
(3-Adult) Celebrate the Autumnal equinox with a campfire in a beautiful outdoor setting. Learn the scientific, astronomical, and cultural significance of this special day. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Canceled if rain.
 

10/8/2017

Tree Identification Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
(8-Adult) Are you curious about what trees you have been seeing? Would you like to learn more about how to tell one tree from another? Attend this lecture/hike to work on your identification skills. Learn about leaf, twig, fruit and bark characteristics that will help you identify the trees around you.
 

10/9/2017

Girls in the Woods Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon
(12-Adult) Learn how to survive in the woods. This empowering class provides every girl or woman with a chance to build confidence, community, and leadership skills in an encouraging environment.
 

10/14/2017

Who-oo's at the Campfire? Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Sat
(4-Adult) Gather round the campfire to hear stories from different cultures of how owls came to be. Toast marshmallows. Learn how to recognize different owl calls. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

10/14/2017

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  3pm Sat
Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

10/21/2017

Astronomy Campfire (4-Adult) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Sat
(4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Make s'mores over the embers after hearing tales of the constellations. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.Minimum age to attend program is 4yrs.
 

10/28/2017

Riverside Campfire - Batty about Bats Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Sat
(2-Adult) Bats! Learn more about these fascinating and mysterious night flying marvels and why they are disappearing from our skies through games and activities. Bring a toasting stick; s'mores provided. Come early if you'd like to bring a picnic or hot dogs to toast. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Canceled if rain.
 

10/28/2017

Halloween Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
(2-Adult) Take a wagon ride on the not-so-scary side. Find out about animals that are out at night, listen for bats and meet one of the park's not-so-scary animals. Bring a flashlight.
 

10/28/2017

Halloween Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  3pm Sat
(2-Adult) Take a wagon ride on the not-so-scary side. Find out about animals that are out at night, listen for bats and meet one of the park's not-so-scary animals. Bring a flashlight.
 

10/29/2017

Build Your Own Bee House (3-Adult) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sun
(3-Adult) Have fun learning about local pollinators and using some invasive plants to build homes for native pollinators. The bees this house attracts are mason bees, pollinators and solitary bees that rarely sting.
 

11/18/2017

Riverside Campfire -Terrific Turkeys Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Sat
(2-Adult) Wild turkeys roam Riverbend Park's meadows and riverbanks. Learn about these elusive and seasonal birds with games and activities. Bring a toasting stick; s'mores provided. Come early if you'd like to bring a picnic or hotdogs to toast. Canceled if rain.
 

11/24/2017

Sunset Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Fri
(2-Adult) Enjoy the sunset as we look and listen for animals. Dusk is an active time for animals, so come aboard for this evening adventure! Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

12/9/2017

Campfire Stories and Songs Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Sat
(4-Adult) Gather 'round the campfire for storytelling, traditional campfire songs and making s'mores. Meet a live animal highlighted in one of the stories. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Canceled in case of rain.
 

12/14/2017

Sky-watching and Meteor Shower Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Thu
(4-Adult) Scheduled during the peak period of the meteor shower, we spend the early evening introducing you to the night sky, including meteors, planets and constellations. Bring a lawn chair and relax in the park picnic area, look for meteors and constellations and enjoy the evening with family and friends. A naturalist will be available throughout the evening to answer questions.
 

12/15/2017

Sunset Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Fri
(2-Adult) Enjoy the sunset as we look and listen for animals. Dusk is an active time for animals, so come aboard for this evening adventure! Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

12/15/2017

Astronomy Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Fri
(3-Adult) Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations round the campfire. Participate in other activities and games throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Canceled if raining or snowing.