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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 canceled.

For registration and questions contact:

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

La Porte County Parks Programs

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 sign up & assure a spot 219-325-8315

n Dec. 16

Parent and Child Discovery Days

6-7:15 p.m. Luhr Park Ages 3-8

$5 a child / per program

An adult is required to participate.

n Dec. 4 – Oh Deer

n Dec. 18 – What’s for Dinner?

Pre-registration and payment is required one week before each program.

School Programs and Park Field Trips

Reptiles and Amphibians Oh My!

Attention Formal Educators

If you teach 1st or 2nd grade students in a school that is in La Porte County, your classroom could have a visit from a park naturalist, along with reptiles and amphibians. During the visit the students will learn the basic differences between reptiles and amphibians, while getting up close and personal with each. Programs can be set up for individual classes with visits to each room lasting 45 minutes each. Program visits are free and will be offered November - February on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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