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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 July 17 from 7 to 9PM - Rum River Blend Welcome back Linda, Chris, Bill, and Carl to Garber Nature Center for an evening of toe tappin', down home bluegrass, country, folk, and gospel music! With talent and "Personality Plus" this group will draw you into a night of "down-on-the-farm" family fun. Listen to guitar, fiddle, and Banjo Mama herself, playing and singing into the summer night. Bring a lawn chair, and settle in with RUM RIVER BLEND!

  • Wednesday July 20 from 10:30am to 12:30pm - Weaving Wonders Try something new in our Garber Woods classroom as we design wonderful weavings using variuos yarns, grasses and twigs. Do you know what animals weave and sew their homes? Watch a video clip to observe a bird sewing. Then create your own special weaving to take home. This program is appropriate for elementary aged children accompanied by an adult.

  • Saturday August 13 from 1:00-3:00pm - Reading in the Creek - Oh My! "Splash" into reading with us as we sneak our feet into the creek while reading a nature book together. What better way to meet the water community than to wade right in! All kinds of children's nature books will be available for reading and sharing with your child. Find a stump in our classroom and have fun. Wear old shoes or boots. This program is appropriate for elementary aged children accompanied by an adult.

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