LaPorte County Parks Programs

 

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Stroller, Baby, and You

FREE
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 27, May 18, June 1, 15,29
July 13, 27, August 3,17,31

 

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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.

June 24- Playtrail Adventure
July 15- A bug’s Life
July 29 - Fantastic Fish
August 5- Sensory Sensations
August 19- Water Everywhere

Click here for a registration form

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Senior Lifestyles FREE

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. Come relax, enjoy nature, & have coffee on the Parks with your new friends.

Luhr County Park Nature Center from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
Call at least one week in advance to signup & assure a spot. Max 30
Call 219.325.8315

May 6 - Insect Management on your vegetables and flower garden and learn how to grow your own herbs, with Sacha Burns, Sunkissed Organics

June 3 - Brain Fit, learn tricks to help with your memory, by Regina Welch, IU Health

July 1 - Chair Yoga, by Danielle Kessler, IU Health

August 5 - Benefits of Eating Clean, Danielle Kessler, IU Health

September 2 - Understanding Medicare - “handouts are available from Medicare and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)” by Denise Holmes


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 Spring Stroll

April 29 9am - 9:45am
Bluhm County Park

With spring here, join the naturalist at the shelter for an easy stroll through the woods in search of signs of spring. Use all five senses to explore the trails. We will be walking on paths. ADA accessible. Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages welcome. Min 5/Max 20
FREE – call 219-325-8315 to reserve your spot.

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Kids Fishing Fun Day

Saturday, June 6
9 - 11am
Luhr Park All Ages
Children must be accompanied
by an adult.
Co-Sponsored by the
Northwest Indiana Steelheaders.
No pre-registration required. Free Program

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Women Only
Fishing Instruction

June 13 at Luhr Park
Free 9 – 11 am
Ages 18 and older

Come out to Luhr Park to learn basic fishing skills and information. This program is for all those women out there that want to learn how to fish in a fun and stress free environment. Poles and bait will be provided. No fishing license needed for this program.
Pre-registration is required. Call 219-325-8315.

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Wildlife Hike

June 16 9 - 9:45 am
Meet at Luhr Park Nature Center

Schools Out; come stretch those weary legs at the Park. Take a stroll through Luhr County Park! Meet at the nature center for a naturalist-led hike & do an investigative search for what nature has to offer...(we will be hiking in the woods so please wear appropriate foot wear.) Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Min 5/Max 20
FREE – call 219-325-8315 to reserve your spot.

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Tuesday Treasures

Tuesdays at Luhr 9am - 12pm Ages 6-13
Parents are not required to participate or stay during the program. $8.00 per person / per program. All programs include arts and crafts.

July 14, A Bug’s Life- This is a hands-on approach to learning about the life of creepy crawlers.
July 21, Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Learn about all things wild.
July 28, Fantastic Fish- Learn all about fish and try to catch one while fishing.
August 4, Habitat Hunters- Explore animals and their unique homes.
August 11, Science Seekers- Learn about science while doing cool experiments.
Pre-registration and payment is required one week before each

Click here for a registration form

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Pet Fest in the Park – from Wags to Whiskers
FREE – no pre-registration
August 15 Luhr County Park 9 – 11:30am Rain or Shine

Is your pet itching to go on a walk in the park? Then you are bound to have a ruff- ruff bark of a good time! Our co-sponsor, The LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter along with many other animal vendors will have stations set-up along the trail with goodies. We will have many demonstrations, costume contest, obedience tips; adopt a new pet, animal photography, and much more. This is a great chance to meet and socialize with other pet lovers. All animals must be on a leash at all times and “oops” bags will be provided. Aggressive or female animals in heat are not allowed.

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Night Hikes

August 12 8 - 9 pm
September 9 7:15 - 8:15 pm

Luhr County Park
Meet in the Nature Center
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.

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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: natureniki@csinet.net

Laura Moyer: rangerlaura@csinet.net

 

 

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

Naturalist Offices
(219) 324-5855