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May LaGrange County Parks Report


Holiday closing…

Maple Wood Nature Center and Interpretive Services will be closed May 25-27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Pavilion reservations…

Park pavilions are available for summer rental at Delt Church, David Rogers and Scott Mill parks. The program center is available at Pine Knob Park as well as the Dallas Lake Park Lodge.

For rates and availability, call 854-2225 or e-mail lagrange

Woodland Wildflower Walk…

The woodland wildflowers generally bloom before the tree canopy is fully leafed. Early May is a likely time to find multiple species in bloom together.

A Woodland Wildflower Walk will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Maple Wood Nature Center in LaGrange.

Breakfast With the Birds…

Breakfast With the Birds is for anyone who is free one Wednesday morning of each month. The program starts with coffee and doughnuts, then a talk or discussion is offered by a naturalist. Bring binoculars and enjoy a hike in the woods afterward. A small donation to attend the program is recommended.

The May 15 topic is “Reach for the Stars” and starts at 8:30 a.m.

Do you feel small when you look at the stars? Although just small lights after dark, humans have sailed to other continents and back by learning the patterns stars are arranged in. Learn some of the legends associated with star patterns and the night becomes as familiar as day.

Quilt workshop…

A Summer Quilt Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Maple Wood Nature Center.

There is a cost. Register by calling 854-2225 or e-mail

For more information, contact quilt instructors Ira Johnson at 463-1438 or Julia Wolheter at 367-1449.

Folk Jam…

Folk Music Jam sessions are hosted the fourth Sunday of the month. Jam sessions are mostly folk, country and bluegrass music with other styles thrown in from time to time.

This month’s jam will be from 1:30-5 p.m. on May 27. For more information, contact Erv Troyer at 463-2247 or or Maple Wood Nature Center at 463-4022 or

Summer recreation…

Summer day camps and swimming lessons are offered at LaGrange County parks. Request the complete flier at 854-2225 or

LaGrange County parks are open from 8 a.m. until sunset, including the Pine Knob Park 3-D Archery Range and Delt Church Park Disc Golf Course. 

Maps to LaGrange County Parks and printable scorecards for the archery range and disc golf course are available at

All programs, unless otherwise noted, are held at Maple Wood Nature Center, 4.5 miles east and one mile south of LaGrange.

For more information about programs or the LaGrange County Parks, call (260) 854-2225 or (260) 463-4022 or e-mail