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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.



Environmental Education School Groups
and Adult Programs

School Group Reservations

The Outdoor education staff at Gibson Woods Environmental Awareness Center offers a variety of reserve group programs. All programs include an indoor presentation and outdoor activity, so groups should dress weather appropriate.

Reserved programs are tailored to suit the age, experience and grade curriculum of individual groups. All programs include an indoor presentation and an outdoor activity. Dress for the weather.

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I Spy a Dragonfly!

Learn about Dragonflies common to Lake County. Then, throughout the spring and summer, take a hike at selected locations to practice identifying the various species present that day.  Required registration at 219-844-3188 closes two days prior to each activity.  Cameras and binoculars encouraged; NO NETTING of dragonflies allowed.  Ages 15+ strictly enforced.  Suggested resource: Dragonflies of Indiana by James R. Curry will be available for purchase at Gibson Woods. Fee: $10.00 for lecture and all Saturday naturalist-led hikes.  Note: sunny days are best. Walks will be automatically cancelled on rainy days.

Lecture on dragonflies common to Lake County, Indiana
Gibson Woods                        Wednesday, April 27              6 p.m.

Saturday Dragonfly walks at 10 a.m.
Gibson Woods                                 May 21, June 11, August 27, & September 10
Oak Ridge Prairie Fishing Pond        June 18, August 20 

Tuesday Additional Dragonfly Walks 10 to noon
Gibson Woods                        May 3, 10, 17 24, 31, June7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Sept 13, 20, 27


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