Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
Facility Hours Open daily, except for federal holidays.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time, from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the Monday of Labor Day weekend.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Central Time, for the remainder of the year.
Street Address 100 North Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
The building, restrooms, picnic tables, and wetland boardwalk are all wheelchair accessible.
Pick up brochures about Indiana Dunes National Park.
Displays showing information about Indiana Dunes National Park.
Families can enjoy the Nature Play Zone.
Picnic table area to have a bite.
Indoor Activities Room with games, crafts, books, and art supplies!
Official Indiana Dunes National Park stamps for NPS passport.
The center and trail are named after U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas from Illinois, who was instrumental in the creation of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1966 (renamed Indiana Dunes National Park in 2019).