Great Greens

Great Greens BrochureWith four city-owned golf courses, plus public and private courses within a chip shot, it's no wonder Golf Digest Magazine in 2005 names South Bend the 16th best place to play in the United States. Download PDF

Parks Aplenty

Parks APlenty BrochureRide whitewater in the heart of downtown.  Stroll through an urban, old-growth forest.  Romp at playground designed by kids.  Visit the Zoo.  All this- and nearby Lake Michigan's Dunes- make up the distinctive parks in and around South Bend. Download PDF

Sports

  • Belleville Softball Complex
    Features lighted field in grass with red turf and bleacher seating, P.A. system, dugouts and concessions.  Open May through October for league play.
     
  • Bike Trails
    The City of South Bend has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
  • Coveleski Stadium - South Bend Silver Hawks
    The "Cove" as know to local residents, is home to the 2001 Midwest League Eastern Division Champions, the South Bend Silver Hawks. The Silver Hawks are a Class-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the skill and dedication that could be compared to the major leaguers. Along with the hardest working minor league stadium in the Midwest, the "Cove" offers not only great baseball, but also the best firework displays in town. In addition, The South Bend Symphony Orchestra teams up with the stadium on an annual basis for, Pops! At the Cove, an evening concert topped off with a fireworks extravaganza.
     
  • East Race Waterway: Canoe/Kayak
    Located in the heart of downtown South Bend on the east side of the St. Joseph River at the South Bend dam, the East Race Waterway is a one-of-a-kind recreational facility.  As the first artificial white water course in North America and only one of six in the world, its rapids rival those of the Colorado River and can generate waves up to six feet or higher.  It is approximately 2,000 feet long with a total fall of about 12 feet depending on the flow of the river.  The water level can be controlled via three headgates and the placement of obstacles that create whitewater turbulence from novice to professional levels. The banks of the East Race offer more than five miles of paved and lighted walking/running paths along the scenic St. Joseph River.  The East Race opens in June and closes in mid-August.
     
  • Football Weekends
    Notre Dame Football Weekends are a time-honored tradition in South Bend, with a full line-up of things to see and do for the whole family, so come early and stay late!
     
  • Golf Courses
    With four city-owned golf courses, plus public and private courses within a chip shot, it's no wonder Golf Digest Magazine in 2005 names South Bend the 16th best place to play in the United States.
     
  • Howard Park Ice Rink
    Public ice skating rink located in Howard Park. Come and join the fun on the ice!
  • Skate Park @ O'Brien Center
    The O'Brien Skate Park at O'Brien Park, 321 E. Walter Street, is one of the best facilities in the region to board or roller blade. The concrete, permanent obstacle, 13,000 square foot park includes challenges such as quarter-pipes, half-pipes, bowls, steps, ramps and rails. There is an area with less challenging obstacles for the beginners. A concession area and rental equipment are also available.
     
  • South Bend Parks & Recreation
    Enjoy a diverse range of activities and facilities for the entire family.
     
  • South Bend Table Tennis Center
    Come and play at the 7th ranked club in the United States! Led by the 2000 Men's Olympic Coach and 5-time U.S. Men's Singles Champion , Dan Seemiller, the club is open to all.  SBTTC is a large club with activities from beginners to seasoned Loopers and Choppers with 14 professional tables.  Weekly Round Robins provide lively competition and club rankings .  Also offering, Saturday morning coaching for kids and newbies, competitive Juniors' program for ages 5-18, regular club sponsored tournaments, and clinics/camps conducted by Dan Seemiller.
  • Sunburst 5K & 10K Races
    Featuring the 5K and 10K course which are fast, challenging, and fun. Both events start at the College Football Hall of Fame and run on traffic-free city streets through South Bend's parks and neighborhoods. For many years, Sunburst has finished on the 50-yard line of the Notre Dame Stadium.
     
  • University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site