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August 14, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.
August 14, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Let’s learn to enjoy nature together at an outdoor circle time, as we celebrate the summer reading theme of “Imagine Your Story.” Read a story, sing silly songs, and have lots of fun, helping little ones comfortably engage in a natural setting. A short walk will end our time together. Designed for ages 2-6.
August 18, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Gibson Woods is home to 20+ documented species of dragonflies. Explore the trails in search of these amazing winged hunters. This program is for adults.
Please call 219-844-3188 to register.
August 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Fall is a great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushers, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the Woods during the autumn season. Program designed for adults.
August 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Lake Etta
Ages 2-6 with caregiver | 3rd Friday of month
Discover the natural wonders of the Lake County Parks during a monthly play date. We will meet at a different park each month to see what nature has in store to explore.
Upcoming 2020 dates and locations: September 18- Buckley Homestead, October 16- Oak Ridge Prairie, November 20- Deep River
August 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Deep River County Park
Travel across the bridge and back to 1858 to see how baseball was originally played. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us on Grinders Field. Families are invited to stick around after the game and let their kids run the bases just like a real Grinder! Check out the calendar or the Grinders page to see more games!
August 26, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ticket sale in person at Deep River Waterpark! $9 per person (15 ticket limit) Tip for newbies: Lines form begins to form as early as noon. Any tickets left unsold will be sold at the Main Office either in person or via phone starting at 9 AM next day. 219-769-7275. One of the Lake County Parks Department’s most popular events, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This event is an interactive, walking performance that takes visitors of all ages through the story of the headless horseman. No patio/beach umbrellas allowed in ticket line. Personal umbrellas only. Performance dates are September 11th, 12th, 28th, and 19th. First performance begins at 6:30 PM and runs every 20 minutes up to and including a 9:30 PM. The performance of Sleepy Hollow is held at Buckley Homestead in Lowell Indiana. Advance ticket sales are required, no tickets will be available at the performance.
August 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Summer is winding down for another year. Join us as we enjoy an evening hike around the woods to steal a few more summer moments. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but each family within a group must register individually.