LaPorte County Parks Programs

         
 
         
 

 

 

Natures Tiny Tots

*Now on Tuesdays*
October 18

November 15, 22
December 6, 20


10 – 11 am FREE Luhr Park
max total 12 (kids & parents)

Toddlers – Pre-School age
Call at least one week in advance to signup & assure a spot 219-325-8315

Come explore nature with your toddlers and preschoolers at Luhr Park. Designed for parents and grandparents to bring out the munchkins for some FUN. Enjoy music, dance with your kids, giggle, storytelling, hands-on activities, take a hike (weather permitting) and just have plain ole fun.

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Parent and Child Discovery Days

6-7:15 pm Ages 3-8
Luhr Park Nature Center
$5.00 A Child / Per Program
An adult is required to participate.

Sept. 14- Frog Fun
Sept. 28- Sounds of Nature
Oct. 12- Wiggly Workers
Oct. 26- Spider Sniffing
Nov. 2- What’s Falling
Nov. 16- Snakes Alive
Dec. 7- Let it Snow


Click here for a registration form

Pre-registration and payment is required one week before each program.

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Healthy Lifestyles


A delightful social club committed to help improve your quality of life. Come relax, enjoy nature, and have coffee or tea on the Parks with your new circle of friends. What is even better, its FREE.
Luhr County Park from 9 – 10 am on Wednesdays
Call at least one week in advance to signup & assure a spot.
Call 219-325-8315

November 2- Managing Stress with Moria Cogwell, Wellness Specialist, The Crossing

 

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Bird Adaptations

Wonders of flight and migration
October 18
6– 7pm
Luhr Park
All ages welcome

Come to Luhr County Park Nature Center and Join the Potawatomi Audubon Society and learn about birds and their several adaptations. Program includes bird calls, nests, and a slide presentation! Then have a fun bird bingo game. Call 219-325-8315 to reserve your spot today. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mother & Son
Evening under the stars

October 20
6 – 8 pm Luhr Park
$25 per couple/$5 each additional son

Moms and sons join us for an evening of hands-on activities in the great outdoors. Dress for weather. Payment and registration due October 13 or when the program is filled whichever comes first.

Click here for a registration form

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Story & Bingo


November 15
4 – 5pm Luhr Park
Come out to Luhr Park for a story and bingo and nature center fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call to reserve your spot 219-325-8315

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Nature Center Craft Day


December 6, Luhr Park
1-4 pm All Ages welcome

Come out to the Luhr Park Nature Center to hang out and do a craft while supplies last. No pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Teachers
Groups
Scout Leaders

Free Environmental Education Programs are offered to groups throughout the year. The programs last one hour or longer depending on the group size and age. Programs can be scheduled at Creek Ridge Park, Luhr Park, Bluhm Park or Red Mill Park. Click here for more Information.

Call the Nature Center at 324-5855 to make reservations.

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Other Programs and Activities


 

 

Contact the Naturalist Offices at Luhr County Park to get more information on the programs offered by the Parks Department.

Naturalist Offices:
Luhr County Park
Nature Center
3178 S. 150 W.
LaPorte, IN 46350
(219) 324-5855

Niki Schmutte: natureniki@csinet.net

Laura Moyer: rangerlaura@csinet.net

 

 

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Parks Department
Administrative Office

(219) 325-8315 or (219) 325-8316

Naturalist Offices
(219) 324-5855