The La Porte County Parks are on Facebook. Please join as a fan and learn about all the great things happening in the parks.

All registrations and questions go through Red Mill, our administrative office. All registrations must be at least one week in advance. If you are interested in a program, avoid disappointment and sign up right away as most programs require a minimum number of participants. So, failure to sign up early may mean your program may be cancelled.

For registration and questions contact:

Red Mill County Park Administrative Office at 325-8315 or visit

La Porte County Parks Programs


Healthy Lifestyles

A delightful social club committed to help improve your quality of life. Plus you'll keep up with the health trends, gardening, medical information and balancing your active lifestyle. Come relax, enjoy nature, and have coffee or tea on the Parks with your new circle of friends.

What is even better, it's free

Luhr County Park Nature Center from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesdays

Call at least one week in advance to signup & ensure a spot. Max 30

Call 219-325-8315

Sept. 11 — Clean it up with homemade cleansers - Sacha Gee-Burns, Solid Waste District

Oct. 2 — Medicare 2020 - Overview of any changes in coverage and enrollment.

Nov. 6 — What is your spine saying & complimentary health/spinal screening with Hicks Chiropractic Health Center


Nature's Tiny Tots

Come explore nature with your toddlers and preschoolers in our Nature Center. Designed for parents and grandparents to bring out the munchkins for some fun. Enjoy music, dance with your kids, giggle, storytelling, take a hike (weather permitting) and just have plain ole fun.


10-11 a.m. at Luhr County Park

Toddlers – Pre-School age

Call at least one week in advance to signup & assure a spot 219-325-8315

Aug. 12, 26

Sept. 16, 23

Oct. 7, 28


Hand-stitched Painted Canvas

Sept. 14 Luhr Park

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$15 per person

Ages 13 and up

Come on out to the Nature Center for tons of painting and stitching fun. Hemlock Heather will lead you on an adventure. The stitching part is very basic and minimal. Everyone will make the arrow design but you get to pick your paint and thread colors. All supplies will be provided, children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration and payment is required on or before Sept. 9.


Pioneer Days

Sept. 28 & 29

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Creek Ridge County Park

$2 for Adults

$1 Child or Seniors (4 and under free)

Step into the past, visit with historically clad re-enactors and vendors. Bring the whole family and experience outdoor cooking, crafts, candle dipping, wagon rides, food, and much more.

No pre-registration required.


Chalk it Up

Oct. 7 at Luhr Park

6-8 p.m. ages 4 and up

min 5/Max 24

$25 each pair (adult and 1 child) $5 each additional child

Pick your design and make your own reusable vinyl transfer and chalk paste. The

adult will make a 9x12 framed piece and your child makes their own 5X7 two sided masterpiece.

Registration and payment due at least on week in advance or until full whichever comes first.


Spa Experience PJ party

Oct. 21

6-7:30 p.m. at Luhr Park

Girls Ages 10-18

$15 per couple - $10 each additional girl

Min 10/Max 30

Young girls can learn about personal healthy habits, hygiene, and etiquette. We will thrive to be our best. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We will have snacks and product samples to try on our skin. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and payment due at least on week in advance or until full whichever comes first.


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