PCPD logo

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 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.

  • Saturday June 18 from 7 to 9PM - Music Makers on a Saturday Night Eric Loy, guitraist, and Earl Pittman, vocalist, will again bring an "extraordinary musicl sound" to our evening at Garber Nature Center. Eric, with his 24 string accoustical harp guitar, amazes every audience and Earl with his "Oldie Goldie" vocals will have you tapping and clapping. If you have not heard these multi-talented performers, you won't want to miss this event. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy!

  • 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!

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