LaPorte County Parks Programs




Stroller, Baby, and You

10– 11 am at Red Mill County Park Smith Hall
Toddlers – Pre-School age
Fun filled programs with other
toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy
music, dance with your kids,
giggle, and storytelling, take a hike
(weather permitting) and just have
Fun. Call 219-325-8315 to
pre-register one week in advance & assure a spot.

August 11, 25
September 15
October 6
October 20 (come in costume)
November 10
December 8, 15




Parent and Child
Discovery Days

(Moved to Red Mill Park)

6-7:15 pm at Red Mill County Park Pat Smith Hall
Ages 3-8
$5.00 A Child / Per Program
An adult is required to participate.
The program includes arts & crafts,games, snack, and more.
All activities are related to the program topic.
Pre-Registration is required one week before each program.

Sept. 17- Natures Treasures
Oct. 8- Hopping Good Time
Oct. 22 -Halloween Fun
(Come in Costume)
Nov. 5- Who, Who, Who
Nov. 12- They Live Where?
Dec. 3- Let it Snow

Click here for a registration form


Senior Lifestyles

Join the 55+ Club, a social club designed specifically for adults ages 55 and older. Learn and explore various types of nature at its best in the county parks. The weather outside might be frightful, but a social club sounds quite delightful! Come relax, enjoy nature, & have coffee on the Parks with your new friends.
At Red Mill County Park Smith Hall from 9 – 10 am on Wednesdays. Call at least one week in advance to signup & assure a spot. Call (219) 325-8315

September 10 at Red Mill Park Pat Smith Hall - Understanding Medicare - “handouts are available from Medicare and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)” by Denise Holmes

October 1 - Tips on Gardening; getting your garden ready for winter - by Sacha Burns, Sunkissed Organics

November 5 - Fern Eddy Schultz talks about our Indiana Historical Markers in La Porte County—We have 7 markers in the County—


Night Hike (cancelled due to the weather)

September 10 at Red Mill Park 7:15 - 8:15 pm

Red Mill County Park
Meet at Pat Smith Hall
All ages welcome
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Come out to walk through the park in the dark. These programs are free but
pre-registration is required one week before each hike.
Call 219-325-8315 to register.



Northern Indiana Walk for PKD
2-Mile Walk
Saturday, September 20
Check in 9 am Walk 10 am
Creek Ridge County Park

For more information, please contact Walk Coordinator, Laura Moyer
(219) 878-3062

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) affects 600,000 Americans and 12.5 million children and adults, worldwide. There is no treatment or cure, but there is hope.

Walk, form a team, help with the committee, volunteer and more!
Register online and take advantage of a host of effective and Free online team features like emailing members, tracking team progress and fundraising tools. Contact the PKD Foundation for more information on how you can help. Come join us.



Pioneer Days

September 27 & 28
10 am - 5 pm
Creek Ridge County Park
$2 for Adults
$1 Child or Seniors

Step into the past, visit with historically clad re-enactors and vendors. Bring the whole family and experience outdoor cooking, crafts, candle dipping, wagon rides, food, and much more.

No pre-registration required


Halloween Dog Social

October 7
5:45 pm
Creek Ridge County Park

Dress up your dog and join us at Creek Ridge County Park – No leash Bark Park for our Halloween Dog Social!

Judging categories will be best homemade costume, scariest, best owner/pet combination and many more.

FREE - Call 219-325-8315 to register at least one week in advance. Min 5 dogs


Mom and Son Dance
“Halloween Style”

October 24
6:30 – 8:30 pm
$15 per couple, $5 for each additional son

Come out to Red Mill County Park to enjoy an evening of friendly games, gross & disgusting treasures, night hike, light refreshments and much more. Kids costume contest. Hurry this will fill up fast!

Pre-registration required at least one week in advance or until full, whichever comes first.

Click here for a registration form


Other Programs and Activities

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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:

Laura Moyer:



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Parks Department
Administrative Office

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

Naturalist Offices
(219) 324-5855