Green Gary

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 am - 3 pm:
Celebrate Earth Day at this family-oriented event. There will be hikes, exhibits and interactive displays for everyone to enjoy. Bonus! Live bird presentations.

All Day Activities!

  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Environmental Exhibits
  • Live Animals
  • Nature Play Zone
  • Jim Louderman from the Chicago Field Museum will have live insects on display.

Scheduled Activities at the Paul H. Douglas Center & Marquette Park

Douglas Center

Put on your hiking shoes and join a naturalist on a hike to the beach through beautiful Miller Woods. See beaver lodges, deer, migrating water fowl and much more. First hike leaves at 10:30 a.m. and hike continue every hour until 2:30 p.m.

Bring your bike to the Douglas Center so you can enjoy this family friendly activity. At 12 p.m. Doreen Carrie will be doing a talk on bike and biking safety. After the presentation at 1 p.m. you can join Doreen on a hour long bike ride from the Douglas Center to West Beach and Marquette Park. Don’t forget your helmet. “Safety First”

(Learn more about the Douglas Center at Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education)

Marquette Park

Let get wild with the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center. Staff from the center will be presenting two programs with live animals. Learn about how these injured wild animals are rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Programs start at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

(Visit the Marquette Park Website to learn more about the park)

For more information call 219-385-1821.

In partnership with Gary Parks Department

Last updated: April 3, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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