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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:

  • Saturday - October 3, 2015 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Apples, Seeds, and Johnny
    If you've ever heard of Johnny Appleseed, you won't want to miss this opportunity for a living history presentation by Doug Horvath, life-long Naturalist and outstanding Environmental Educator for Metro Parks. Doug is devoted to promoting outdoor nature experiences for all ages. He is an outstanding educator of adults, as well, leading the Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summits. The whole family will enjoy this special program.

  • Saturday -November 14, 2015 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Where in the Woods Are We?
    Have you ever walked "ALL" the trails in the Garber Woods? Put on your hiking shoes and come out for a leisurely stroll along our trails. Enjoy the fall season, see the colors, and stomp in the leaves. We may see some deer along the way. Don't worry, we have maps if we need them! This is a "happy trails to you" time, a lovely time to hike. Bring the family.

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