Sol Fest at Fox Island

April 30, 2016
12:00 pm
May 1, 2016
12:00 pm

Fox Island County Park Bowman Lake Area

April 30, Saturday 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

May 1, Sunday  12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

The birds are back, the wildflowers are blooming and there’s music in the air. Celebrate the sun and the environment with a full weekend of music and activities.  Enjoy live bands, hikes, hayrides, children’s activities and visit environmental groups’ activities and displays.  Test drive a bike, canoe or kayak, shop vendors, munch festival foods, or relax in the Mad Anthony Brewery beer and wine garden. KIDS AREA OPEN NOON TO 5:00 PM  

Cost: $5.00  Kids 11 and under free, Children’s activity fees may apply

Annual passes not honored on April 30 & May 1

For more information: Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Class – CANCELLED

April 4, 2016
9:30 am
April 5, 2016
9:30 am
April 6, 2016
9:30 am
April 7, 2016
9:30 am
April 8, 2016
9:30 am

Sorry we could not make the minimum number of registrations needed to conduct this camp so it has been cancelled this year!

Fox Island County Park

April 4 – April 8, Monday-Friday  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Daily

The Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist Class is designed for children, ages 9-12, who are really nuts about nature!  If your child is interested in exploring the natural world of Allen County, we offer this class to encourage such exploration.  Students will learn about specific topics of nature, such as reptiles or mammals!  They will have the opportunity to talk to a live owl or hold a few live turtles.  We will study salamanders, frogs, soils, geology, birds and much, much more!  Registration forms are available at both nature centers, and can also be downloaded at our website.  Pre-register NO LATER than March 25th (HIGH NOON) for this one-of-a-kind nature experience for your kids!  Fees include at least three field-guides, please send a sack lunch with your Jr. Naturalist.

Cost: $100.00

Pre-register by: 3/25 (NOON)  Min. 10  Max.  25

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley@allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3246 Natalie Haley

Tai Chi

March 30, 2016
6:00 pm
April 6, 2016
6:00 pm
April 13, 2016
6:00 pm
April 20, 2016
6:00 pm
April 27, 2016
6:00 pm
May 4, 2016
6:00 pm
May 11, 2016
6:00 pm
May 18, 2016
6:00 pm

Fox Island County Park

March 30 – May 18, Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Instructor Sandy Gebhard will teach the Sun Seventy-three form in this eight week Tai Chi class.  This gentle, non-strenuous form can be practiced by all.  Be prepared to have fun as you join this light hearted group. Note: Registration accepted through 3rd week if attendance minimum of ten is reached

Cost: $50.00 for eight weeks. $8.00 drop-in fee.

Pre-register by: 3/25  Min: 10   Max: 25

To register or for more information: Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-3186  Ron Zartman

Skunk Cabbage Hike

March 27, 2016
1:30 pm

Fox Island County Park

March 27, Sunday  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn about the unusual Skunk Cabbage and then hike to Fox Island’s Skunk Cabbage patch.

Cost: Free with annual pass or $2.00 park admission.

Pre-register by :2/17  Min: 5, Max: 35

To register or for more information: Email:jormiston at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3180 Jeff Ormiston

Preschool Discovery – Spring!

March 21, 2016
10:00 am

Metea County Park

March 21, Monday  10:00 AM

Let’s go see what spring has in store on the first full day of the new season.  We’ll have a story, a craft, a hike (weather permitting) and a snack.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $3.00 per child, $2.00 per adult

Pre-register by: 3/17  Min:5   Max:15

To register or for more information: Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-8619 Bob Dispenza

Night Hike – Metea North

March 17, 2016
8:00 pm

Metea County Park North on Hursh Road

March 17, Thursday 8:00 PM

As we stroll through the hills and forests of Metea North, loud and varied frog serenades are possible! Warm, wet weather will bring them out.  Flashlights are welcome, but not needed.  Be prepared for Indiana weather.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/12  Min: 5  Max: 35

To register or for more information:  Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

Preschool Discovery Hour – Animal Home Hike

March 15, 2016
1:00 pm

Fox Island County Park 

March 15, Tuesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We will meet indoors to talk about where critters live in Fall.  Then we will hike out to search for animal homes, and finally warm up with hot cocoa and a snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 3/10  Min:5  Max: 20

To register or for more information:Email: rzartman@allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3186 Ron Zartman

Timberdoodle Toddle

March 12, 2016
6:30 pm

Fox Island County Park

March 12, Saturday  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

We’ll take a leisurely stroll to the courtship display grounds of the American Woodcock while enjoying a sunset and wait for the “sky dance” to begin.  Viewing the elaborate courtship ritual of this peculiar bird is a rite of Spring.  Dress warm for the weather.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by: 3/7  Min: 5   Max: 20

To register or for more information: Email: rzartman at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3186 Ron Zartman

Pre-school Metea Adventure – “Water”

March 9, 2016
10:00 am

Metea County Park

March 9, Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This program has been developed for pre-school children and their families or teachers.  Meet a naturalist at Metea’s Gloria Goeglein Nature Center to learn about water.  Fees include a snack and drink.  Paid pre-school teachers of attending students are free.  Pre-register at 449-3778 to hold your spot!

Cost: $3.00 per child, $2.00 per parent

Pre-register by: 3/4  Min. 5  Max.  25

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley at allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3778 Natalie Haley

Fox Kit Club Adventures – “Water”

February 8, 2016
10:00 am

Fox Island County Park

March 8, Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This program has been developed for pre-school children and their families or teachers.  Meet a naturalist at the Fox Island Nature Center to learn about water.  Fees include a snack and drink.  Paid pre-school teachers of attending students are free.  Pre-register at 449-3246 to hold your spot!

Cost: $3.00 per child, $2.00 per parent

Pre-register by: 3/3  Min. 5  Max.  25

To register or for more information: Email: nhaley@allencountyparks.org  Call: 449-3246 Natalie Haley