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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).

2016 Events at the Nature Center:

  • Saturday November 5 from 1:00-3:00pm - Leaf Kabobs, What's That? Falling leaves, their color and crunch are forever a fascination. We will be collecting leaves of various kinds and placing them on small twings, doing leaf rubbings, and sharing the book, Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Find out waht is taking place in the tree at this time of year. Help us build the living tree and discover what each part is and does. You are welcome to run and jump in the leaves at any age! Come and have fun. This program is appropriate for elementary aged children accompanied by an adult.

2017 Events at the Nature Center: As soon as our events for 2017 are finalized, we will post them here.

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

  • Download the program flyer for the 2016 events from February 6 to July 16.

  • Download the program flyer for the 2016 events from July 20 to November 5.

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