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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 - 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!

  • Saturday - September 5, 2015 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM - And So They Build!
    Not only is it interesting to learn how animals build their homes, think what if you lived in the woods. What could you find to build your own shelter? Bring your family and a pair of gloves. We will gather limbs and twigs to construct our own hide-a-ways in the Garber Forest. If you have ever read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Graighead George, maybe you've wondered what it would be like to spend a winter inside of a tree house and make friends with the animals. Ok, ready? (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