LaPorte County Parks Programs

         
 
         
 

 

Nature’s Tiny Tots

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.

December 12, 19
January 23, 30
March 6, 20
April 3

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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.

Dec. 7 - Let It Snow - The program is full!

January 25- Hunting Tracks
February 8- Happy Hibernators
February 15- Flying High
March 8- Snakes Alive
March 22- Spring Has Sprung
April 12- It’s Feeding Time
April 19- Tree Treasures

Registration form for these Programs

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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)

March 1 - Great tip ideas how to be organized in our busy lives. Learn how to downsize, sort, de-clutter and make life easier one little tip at a time. By Wendy Taddeucci of Simply Organized, LLC

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

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Attention Homeschool Participants

February 7, Snakes Alive
Learn about snakes through hands-on activities. Includes an art and craft.
Luhr Park
10-11 am
For ages 6 - 13
Min 5 Max 20 Children
Pre-register by January 31.

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
disappointment!
Call 219-325-8315 to
Register. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Meet and Greet
Chit-Chat with the Park Superintendent

January 25
9:30 - 10:30 am
Luhr Park - Nature Center
no pre-registration required

February 15
9:30 - 10:30 am
Red Mill Park - Pat Smith Hall
no pre-registration required

Park Superintendent Jeremy Sobecki is inviting the community to come out to Luhr Park on January 25 or Red Mill Park February 15 for coffee and conversation. Drop by and share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Plus find out what’s new and exciting with your county parks.

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Breakfast with the Birds

January 28
Luhr County Park
Nature Center
9:30 - 11:00 am

Come enjoy breakfast treats while watching birds grab a bite at the bird feeders.
No pre-registration required. This program is open to all ages but, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tea Party


February 4 10 – 11:15 am
Luhr Park Nature Center
Ages 4 and up children must be accompanied by an adult
$15 per couple, $5 for each additional child

Bring your favorite cup and come enjoy tea or lemonade with the animals inside the Nature Center. There will be a storyteller, continental breakfast, arts & crafts and much more.
Pre-registration and payment is required on or before January 26. No registrations will be accepted after the due date or when the program is filled whichever comes first. . Max 24

Registration form for this Program

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Daddy/Daughter Dance
“Princess Style”

February 24 and 25
Red Mill County Park
Pat Smith Hall
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$15.00 per couple, $5.00 for each additional daughter.

Get all dressed up and come out to Red Mill County Park to enjoy an evening of dancing. Pictures will be taken of all couples to take home. Refreshments will be served. Fill out the form and mail it in with payment. Hurry this will fill up fast! Pre-registration and payment is required on or before February 16. No registrations will be accepted after the due date or when the program is filled whichever comes first. Max 78 participants each night.

Registration form for this Program

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Spa Day at the Park

Saturday, March 11
Red Mill Park – Pat Smith Hall
10 am – 12 noon
FREE - First 50 will receive a goodie bag.

Calming the mind and pampering the body are what is in store for those who come. “Spa Day in the Park” will have sample services and/or products to share and sell. A variety of booths will greet you with services such as aromatherapy, make-up experts, chair massages, natural beauty care products, and jewelry to name a few.
The first 50 will receive a goodie bag full of lots of great stuff. The only thing missing is you! No pre-registration is required.

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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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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