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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.



Hikes and Walks


Monthly Saturday Family Nature Walks at Gibson Woods
September 16, October 21, November 18
9:30 to 11 a.m. Free                  Sign up at 219-844-3188

Get the entire family outdoors and witness the changing seasons unfold. There is always something new to observe and appreciate in nature. A Lake County Parks naturalist will lead you through the trails of the nature preserve and point out its fascinating flora and fauna. We can’t think of a better way to learn about the natural and cultural history of our area while enjoying time outdoors.




Tallgrass Prairie Hike at Oak Ridge Prairie
Friday, August 12                     9 a.m.               Ages 18+
219-844-3188 to register            Individual sign ups only (no groups)

Very few remnants of Tall Grass Prairie remain in the Midwest.  Those that have survived provide some of the most biologically diverse habitats in our area.  Visit an example of the once vast Tall Grass Prairie and learn how preservation and restoration have worked together to make Oak Ridge Prairie a prime example of these efforts.  Explore the flora and fauna that inhabit these places.  Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended.  Meet in the parking lot by the kiosk.

Fall Color Walk
Gibson Woods              Friday, October 13, 2017            9:30 a.m.
Reservations required: 219-844-3188                             Individual sign ups only (no groups)

Fall is the time of changing landscapes, cooler weather and pleasant walks outdoors. Our native trees, grasses and other plants display an array of diverse colors and textures at this time of year. Join us for a naturalist led walk along the trails to see for yourself the beauty in your own “backyard”.

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