Family fun days, festivals, nature walks and so much more!
Hiking Club: Bonneyville Mill
August 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Join the Hiking Club and learn about the abundance of trails and properties offered by the Elkhart County Parks and meet new people along the way. August’s hike will take place at Bonneyville Mill County Park. The trail length is two miles on somewhat hilly terrain.
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Yoga in the Parks
FREE! Drop in and join Registered Yoga Teacher Amanda for an hour of empowering yoga in the parks. Enjoy guided practice welcoming of all skill levels in a relaxing park environment. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring water, and their own mats – a limited number of mats will be available for use.
Free! No registration necessary.
Tails to Trails
August 22, 2019 at 6:00 PMLearn more
Tails to Trails
August 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Explore Ox Bow’s diverse terrain through hills, valleys, fields, and woods with your canine companion. Signs will be placed along the path, so visitors can choose to walk at their own pace with their dogs, or join the group for a naturalist-led walk. Water and doggy bags will be available for pets. Dogs must be on a leash and controlled at all times.
Compost vs. Vermicompost
August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Decomposition is a natural process that, if maintained, can result in nutrient-rich matter. Vermicompost is using worms to get the same soil additives, but in different conditions than traditional composting. Participants will see examples of both compost and vermicompost setups, with DIY and commercial versions of each. Common hurdles to each practice will be discussed along with do’s and don’ts.
Tree ID Hike
August 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM
This program will consist of a hike starting at Black Maple Shelter in Ox Bow County Park. During the hike, participants will learn about several species of trees including locusts, oaks, maples, and several others.
Cast Iron Cookout
August 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM
This program will teach the basics of using cast iron cookware. Participants will learn proper care of cast iron, and will be invited to taste some different recipes that were prepared in cast iron. There will be information on where to buy cast iron cookware, as well as restoration techniques for used equipment.