LaPorte County Parks Programs




Stroller, Baby, and You

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.

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




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.

July 29 - Fantastic Fish
August 5- Sensory Sensations
August 19- Water Everywhere

Click here for a registration form



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

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




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 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



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, 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.


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.


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