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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 September 10 from 1:00-3:00pm - Solar Happenings with Terry Mann If you were at our star gazing session with our guest, Terry Mann, you will remember with great fascination her presentation. This time Terry will bring her Solar Telescope, through which, you may view the sun! She will explain various sun facts including the Sun Eclipse. Terry is an avid and well-known astronomer, and widely traveled. This program is for all ages. Bev will make sun prints with the children. Don't miss this one!

  • Saturday October 8 from 1:00-3:00pm - What Can You Do with Straw? Did you ever sleep in a straw bed? Or maybe searched for hidden items in the straw? We'll play some games and make a friendly scare crow for you to take home. Bring your own old clothes and hat. We will provide straw and bags for faces. This is fun for all ages, so come on out to the Garber. Let's enjoy the fall!

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