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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).


2015 Events at the Nature Center:

  • Friday - July 24, 2015 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Weaving Wonders and Sewing Too?
    Did you know there are some animals that sew and weave? Can you imagine weaving a house? Discover with us what animals do these incredible wonders. Then come to the woods with us and weave your own warp and weft design from a tree branch! Yarns and grasses provided, but you may also bring your own. Take home a very unique weaving!(Appropriate for elementary aged children accompanied by an adult)

  • Saturday - July 25, 2015 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM - Rum River Blend
    Hey, who's that coming down the Rum River? Oh, I see! It's Rum River Blend! Yes, I see the Banjo Packin' Mama now! And there are Chris and Bill with their flaming guitars and Carl, on his hot fancy fiddle! Get ready to laugh, sing, clap, and tap your toes or dance to bluegrass, folk, country, and gospel music. Bring your lawn chair and settle in for our second concert of our summer series with these amazing and wonderful down-home folks!

  • Saturday - August 22, 2015 - 6:30PM to 8:30PM - Berachah Valley
    "Totally awesome" describes this outstanding musical group created in 2005 when friends came together sharing their talent and passion for traditional bluegrass, country, gospel, and current favorites. Tradition,inspiration, and downright fun will fill your evening. Berachah Valley has performed at festivals in Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, N.Carolina, Ohio, and on radio and TV! Garber Nature Center is proud to present our third concert of our summer series. Bring your lawn chair and join us for a wonderful evening. Thank you to all of our incredible musicians who presented for us this summer!

For additional information call the Park District office phone at 937-962-5561.

  • Download the program flyer for other the 2015 events from Feb. to June 20.
  • Download the program flyer for the 2015 events from June 27 to Nov.


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