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Parks

Valpo Parks Briefs, March 2, 2015

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Presents at the Porter County Museum

rot1Visit the Porter County Museum on March 5 at 5:30p to learn about the history of the railroads, a transportation innovation that transformed American life. The Railway Garden of Taltree Arboretum and Gardens of Valparaiso teaches this history through intricate model trains that depict the major changes railroads brought to the Civil War, Westward expansion, and the Industrial Revolution.

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Registration for 2015 Camp FUNset Begins February 28th

Camp-Funset-RegistrationPorter County Parks and Recreation will launch registration for the 2015 Camp FUNset season with their annual Registration Open House. The event will be held this Saturday, February 28th from 9am-12pm at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in the Maintenance Building. All those who attend and register for the variety of Camp FUNset sessions being offered this season, will receive $10 off each camp’s registration price.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens hosts Spring Indiana Master Naturalist Program March 12 – May 14, 2015

rot6Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a spring Indiana Master Naturalist program. This hands-on learning experience and volunteer service opportunity teaches students about the native landscape and local wildlife of Northwest Indiana. The course includes sessions on botany, zoology, geology, water ecology and wildlife conservation taught by area experts.

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Porter County Parks Briefs, February 17, 2015

rot3Spring Break Camp at the Farm
Mon.-Fri., March 23-27th, 9am-3pm, Sunset Hill Farm, $115

What better way to enjoy spring break than to spend it outdoors at Sunset Hill Farm! We will have visiting animals all week as well as many other fun farmer activities! We will also have art time, archery time (weather permitting), and nature hikes around the park. Campers can range in age from 1st Grade through 8th Grade. This camp is limited to the first 40 campers. To register visit www.portercountyparks.org or call 219-465-3641.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Free Senior Classes Courtesy of a Grant from the Porter County Community Foundation

Taltree-Awarded-Grant-02-16-15Taltree Arboretum & Gardens recently received a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation in support of free senior classes at Taltree. The classes cover a variety of nature, gardening and recreation topics and are geared towards adults and families. Classes are located in our heated greenhouse and classroom.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, February 16, 2015

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

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