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.

August 17,31
October 5
October 19 (come in costume)
November 30
December 7, 14




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.

Sept. 16- Look at that beak.
Oct. 7- Lets talk tails
Oct. 21 - A spooky good time.(This program is full)
(Come in Costume)
Nov. 4- Blowing in the wind.
Dec. 9- Knock on wood.

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


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

October 7 - Tips on Gardening; getting your garden ready for winter - by Sacha Burns, Sunkissed Organics

November 4 - De-Clutter Your Life. Start the organizing process and how to follow through. Check out some organizing products and how to use them- by productivity consultant Wendy Taddeucci.


Attention Homeschool Groups

October 13th
Free program guided by Park Staff

Luhr Park 9-10:30 am
For ages 6-12
Fishing, Pond Study, and Nature Center Visit

Attention Homeschool Groups sign up for this fun educational program. Participants will be fishing, doing a pond study, and visiting the nature center. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 6. Min of 10 and a Max of 40 participants. Sign up fast to avoid disappointment!
Call 219-325-8315 to register.



Mom and Son Dance

This program is full and we are no longer taking registrations!
“Halloween Style”
October 30
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 by October 22 or until full, whichever comes first.

Click here for a registration form



Halloween Dog Social
October 6 at 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


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

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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