Playdate in the National Lakeshore’s Nature Play Zone

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Date: July 28, 2017

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate and play in the outdoors at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, August 5 and Saturday, August 19, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The program will be include building forts, hiking in Miller Woods, doing a free craft activity, and feeding the center’s resident fish, turtles, snakes, toads and frogs. Parents can watch their children’s creativity blossom during these relaxing two hours. Rangers will guide these programs and there is no need to pre-register.
Afterwards, explore the area by hopping on the free Dunes Shuttle service that makes stops at Marquette Park, the Miller South Shore Railroad Station, Paul H. Douglas Center, and Lake Street Beach, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at

Last updated: July 28, 2017

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