LaPorte County Parks Programs



Nature’s Tiny Tots

10– 11 am at Luhr County Park
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.

April 3, 10
May 1
June 5, 19
July 10, 24
August 7, 21, 28



Parent and Child Discovery Days

(Luhr County Park)

6-7:15 pm at Luhr County Park
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.

March 22- Spring Has Sprung
April 12- It’s Feeding Time
April 19- Tree Treasures

Registration form for these Programs



Senior Lifestyles FREE

Join the 55+ Club, a delightful social club designed specifically for adults ages 55 and older. Learn and explore many opportunities from health to gardening and balancing your active life. Come relax, enjoy nature, and have coffee or tea on the Parks with your new friends.

Luhr County Park Nature Center from 9 – 10 am monthly on Wednesdays. Call 219-325-8315 at least one week in advance to sign-up and assure a spot. Max 30 (Free Program)

April 5 - “Birds and their adaptations” by, Potawatomi Audubon Society

May 3 - “Landscaping your yard, where to begin” Gardening with Sacha Gee-Burns, Sunkissed Organic



Attention Homeschool Participants

April 11, Pond life
Learn about ponds and the life that lives within.
Luhr Park
10-11 am
For ages 6 - 13
Min 5 Max 30 Children
Pre-register by April 4.

Sign up fast to avoid
Call 219-325-8315 to
Register. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Essential Oils Class

Make ~n~ Take
Friday, March 24
Red Mill County Park
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$10 per person
Register and payment due by March 16th

Essential Oils and all the Buzz. Meet “Brandi Lee” and learn the health and lifestyle benefits. Make immunity bath salt and bug spray to take home.

Registration form for this Program


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.


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:

Laura Moyer:



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Parks Department
Administrative Office

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

Naturalist Offices
(219) 324-5855