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.

January 29
February 12, 26
March 12, 19
April 2, 16, 30



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.

January 24- Home Sweet Home
February 7- Turtle Talk
February 21- Hello Down There
March 7- Hard Working Animals
March 21- Did You Call Me?
April 11- When It Rains It Pours
April 25- Fantastic Fish

Registration form for these Programs



Senior Lifestyles FREE

Join our senior circle 50+ Club, a delightful social club committed to help improve your quality of life. Plus you’ll keep up with the health trends, gardening, medical information and balancing your active lifestyle. Come relax, enjoy nature, and have coffee or tea on the Parks with your new circle of friends.

FREE Luhr Park Nature Center
9 – 10 am monthly on Wednesdays
Call 219-325-8315 at least one week in advance to sign-up & assure a spot. Max 30

March 7 - Hearing loss and Dizziness: What you need to know, Chris Maddox, FNP

April 4 - The Art of Aging: treatment options, Stacy Bernhardt, Licensed Esthetician

May 2 - Recycling, Composting, Soil Health: Sacha Gee-Burns, Solid Waste District



Daddy/Daughter Dance
“Princess Style” Program is full!

Friday night is full Sorry!, March 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday night is full Sorry!, March 3 from 2 - 4 pm ( New Earlier Time )

Red Mill County Park
Pat Smith Hall
$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 22. No registrations will be accepted after the due date or when the program is filled whichever comes first. Max 90 participants each night.

Registration form for this Program


Attention Homeschool Participants

February 20,
Flying High
Participants will learn about birds, their calls and more.
Luhr Park, 10-11 am
For ages 6 - 13
Min 5 / Max 20 Children
Pre-register by January 31.

April 10, Fishing Fun
Participants will learn how to fish and go fishing. Poles and bait provided.
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.


Spa Day at the Park

Saturday, March 10
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.


Family Fishing Night

April 12
6-7:30 pm
Luhr County Park
All ages welcome
Min 10 / Max 40

Come out to the Pond at Luhr Park for an evening of fishing. A limited number of poles and bait will be provided. No fishing licenses are required during the family fishing program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE - Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Call 219-325-8315


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