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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).


Moving on to a New Year - 2015 Events at the Nature Center:

  • Saturday - May 9, 2015 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM - What's Hiding in Your Attic?
    Join us for a peek into the past. What did families use to cook or carry water in the 1880's? How did they wash clothes? Did you ever shuck corn? What toys did the children play with? This will be a giant guessing game. You will try your hand at doing some farm chores and games. You will also have a special tour of the old farmhouse at the Garber and help to make butter. If you have something old in your attic, bring it for a show-n-tell and teach us all about it! (Appropriate for elementary aged children accompanied by an adult)

  • Friday - June 12, 2015 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Lost in the Woods
    Who's lost in the woods? You? Me? Who? What? If you were on our first book walk last summer, you will not want to miss this one. Lost in the Woods was written by Carl R. Samsil and Jean Sstoick. Meet at the Pavilion for an introduction to our story. Then take to the trail to read with us. Will we find who is lost? (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 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