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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).


2017 Events at the Nature Center:

  • Saturday March 25 from 1:00-3:00PM - Mammal, Bird, Amphibian, or Reptile?! Do you like to observe animals where we live? How are they alike or different from one another? What do they eat, and how are their homes built? What good things do they do for our earth? Come out to Garber to hear Kathi from the Darke County Parks teach us about ??? Guess what? It will be a surprise, so look at the title of this program again. Are we keeping you guessing? Mammal, Bird, Amphibian, or Reptile? Come to see what animal is visiting us! Download the program flyer for this event.

  • Saturday April 22 from 1:00-3:00PM - Made Out of What? Celebrate Earth Day at Garber Nature Center with Beth Wright from Preble County Recycling. View several items and guess what they are made from. You may be surprised. There will be something for you to make from recycled objects to take home. Do a bury-it activity. Do you wonder what that is? Come and see. Download the program flyer for this event.

About our programs

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. RSVPís are appreciated, but not required at the Park District office phone at 937-962-5561. 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!



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