Environmental Education

The Parks Department serves thousands of students throughout the county and is committed to quality environmental education that provides our children with the tools to better care for the earth.

In the classroom

Attention Formal Educators- contact the nature center at 219-324-5855 for in classroom programs.

At one of the Parks


Program Scheduling: Call the Luhr Park Nature Center at (219) 324-5855. Programs are available at Luhr County Park, Bluhm County Park, Red Mill County Park, or Creek Ridge County Park.

When you call to schedule your program tell us:

  • Your name (contact person), address, and phone number.
    The size of your group and grade level.
    The program title you are interested in.
    The park you would like to visit.
    The date you would like to visit.
    The time you want to arrive at the park; the time you would need to leave the park
  • If you want Nature Center time and if you will be eating lunch at the park.

    Schedule your program at one of these parks:

Luhr County Park
3178 S. 150 W.

Features: 2 acre pond fishing dock, playground, shelter, 3/4 mile paved trails, nature center, and more.

Creek Ridge County Park
7943 W. 400 N.
Michigan City

Features: Fishing access to Trail Creek, shelters, playgrounds, boardwalks, volleyball court, horseshoes, and more.

Bluhm County Park
3855 S. 1100 W.

Features: Mountain bike trails, playground, shelter, boardwalk, wetland, 1/2 acre fishing pond, over 1 mile of paved hiking trails, and more.

Red Mill County Park
0185 South Holmesville Road

Features: Fishing, hall rental, playgrounds, 108 acre Nature Preserve, hiking trails, 23 acre wetland, and more.

Spend an hour or day at one of your LaPorte County Parks! Call to schedule a program today!

Programs- Contact the nature center at 219-324-5855 for programs.


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Parks Department Administrative Office
(219) 325-8315 or (219) 325-8316

Naturalist Offices
(219) 324-5855