Fun for All

These are programs kids and their families can enjoy as well as people of all ages! Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free but donations are appreciated.

Gibson Woods Area

Spring Egg-citement Open House

  Friday, April 10 from 10 AM- 1 PM 

 $2 per person

Gibson Woods

Spring is in the air! Drop-in anytime throughout the day to  to learn about animals that hatch from eggs through egg-citing games and crafts.

Orienteering Adventure 

 Saturday, April 11 from 10-noon 

 $5 per participant

Stoney Run

Outdoor adventures wanted! Learn or try your map and compass-reading skills on a new orienteering course at Stoney Run. In partnership with the Chicago Area Orienteering Club, 2 level of courses will be available for a unique nature experience. A beginner’s clinic will be offered onsite to teach you the basics or help you refresh your skills. Snacks and drinks will be provided afterwards. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please call 219-844-3188 for more information or to register. 

Quest for Croakers

 Friday, April 10 2:30-3:30 PM

Oak Ridge Prairie

Do you know about frogs and toads? Where do you think they live? Join us as we go on a quest for frogs and toads to celebrate National Frog month. Please dress for weather, as trails will be wet this time of year. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.

Spring Around the Parks

Friday, April 17: Stoney Run, 1-2:30 PM

Wednesday, April 22: Oak Ridge Prairie, 10-11:30 AM

Friday, May 1: Lemon Lake, 1-2:30 PM

Friday, May 15: Lake Etta, 1-2:30 PM

Spring is a great time for nature exploration. Join in the fun as a park naturalist leads hikes at 4 Lake County parks. Please dress for weather, as trails will be wet this time of year.

Earth Day Afternoon Hike

  Wednesday, April 22 from 1-2:30 PM

Gibson Woods

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by hitting the trails for a spring afternoon hike. Please dress for weather, as trails will be wet this time of year. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.