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The Lake County Parks Department is committed to providing quality parks and open spaces along with many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities for the use an enjoyment of all Lake County residents and visitors.



Adult Nature Programs


Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Bring Education and Animals to Gibson Woods

Saturday, October 22 | 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Dunes-Calumet Audobon Society

Do you know what to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal? Is it best to attempt to rescue or, or should you simply leave it alone? Join the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Center at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve to get the answers to these questions and more! In addition to their helpful staff, and educational booth MRWRC will also have several instructive animals in tow! Visit with a red rat snake, painted or box turtle, and a screech owl all while gathering valuable information on caring for wildlife. Call 219-844- 3188 to register.

The Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1997 with the primary mission to rescue, rehabilitate
and return orphaned and injured wildlife to the wild. Additionally, they strive to provide educational opportunities to the
community to promote informed and humane interaction with native wildlife. With over 850 animals already cared for
this year, MRWRC is doing great and important work, and the Lake County Parks is excited to have them out at Gibson

Great transitions: The Origins of Birds A Documentary Viewing at Gibson Woods

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.
Free Program — Ages 16+ Reservations Required: 219-844-3188

Birds are generally believed to have evolved from feathered Theropod dinosaurs, with no clear dividing line between birds and dinosaurs. The film looks at fossils and explores the evolution of birds and why they are considered to be “living dinosaurs.” Following the short film attendees can engage in a friendly discussion about the documentary and the mechanics of bird flight.


For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)

Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30