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Preble County Park District

Our Allen & Adaline Garber Nature Center is open for public use from dawn to dusk every day. It is located at 9691 SR-503 N, Lewisburg (two miles north of SR-40).


2016 Events at the Nature Center:

  • Saturday Feb. 6 from 1 to 3PM - Yes, This Is an Owl! Do you ever get excited over owls? Have you seen an owl as big as your hand? Meet Nicold Conrad from Aullwood. She will show us an Eastern Screech Owl. We will check our bird feeders, make a pine cone feeder and deliver frozen mice to our woods. Do you think an owl will find our mice?
    Note: Program is suitable for all ages

  • Saturday March 19 from 1 to 3PM - What is Springing? On the very first day of Spring, come explore Garber Nature Center with us. What are Springtime clues? Have you ever called up worms?? Let's try it! Have you ever seen a plant breathe? What?? What is Spring equinox? Help say good-bye to winter and welcome spring, doing some fun experiments together.
    Note: Program is suitable for Elementary aged children accompanied by an adult/family

  • Saturday April 23 from 1 to 3PM - Zoom in for EARTHDAY! Check it out! COme build your own toy car from recycled materials! Listen to Beth Wright explain recycling in Preble County. Found out how long it takes a pop can to decompose and hike a trail in the Garber Forest to observe what is nature and what is not.
    Note: Program is suitable for all ages

For additional information call the Park District office phone at 937-962-5561.

  • Download the program flyer for the 2016 events from February 6 to July 16.

  • Download the program flyer for the 2016 events from July 20 to November 5.


The Garber Nature Center is located at 9691 SR 503 N, Lewisburg, OH. These programs are FREE with supplies provided. Donations are welcome. Most programs will be led by childrenís teacher and naturalist, Bev Holland, who also works for Aullwood Farm in Englewood. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all programs. For the latest information on Park District news and events join our email list. Send your name, home address, phone and email address to events@preblecountyparkdistrict.org . Find us on Facebook! RSVPís are appreciated, but not required at the Park District office phone at 937-962-5561



Our new fence.


Eagle Scout Candidate Dan Goepferich of Troop 511 built 8 picnic tables for our Pavilion as part of his Eagle project.

Download a map of the hiking trails in the Garber Forest at the Nature Center
Please note: the TRAILS and boardwalk are at the rear of the property. Take the right turn at the Nature Center entrance and follow the paved road 1/2 mile out to the Garber forest.

Nature Center Eloo
Our Eloo restroom