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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 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

  • Saturday May 21 from 1 to 3PM - Seeds, Seeds, Wonderful Seeds! What part of a plant do you eat? Can you recognize what a vegetable's seeds look like? Enjoy playing a "Guess the Seed" game with us. Then plant your own cup garden. Can you draw your own dream plant garden with chalk in our parking lot? It may make us hungry!
    Note: Program is suitable for Elementary aged children accompanied by an adult/family.

  • Saturday June 4 from 7 to 9PM - Bugging Along With Dr. Insecta Who is Dr. Insecta you ask? He is the most exciting Entomologist Ever Enthralling Everyone across the United States with his special Bug Buddies. This program introduces LIVE INSECTS. It is interactive, entertaining, educational, and absolutely incredible! Kids, bring your families. This is for ALL ages, a program you won't want to miss! Bring a lawn chair and meet in the pavilion.

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