Stay busy this winter with DC Parks


DARKE COUNTY—Darke County Parks will offer a variety of family fun this December!

Conservation Kids After-School Program
December 1, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Bish Discovery Center

We’ll explore everything from recycling to conserving water to composting! Adventure
awaits! Come discover nature and then learn how to protect it. Registration required. FREE

Candlelight Walk Open House
December 2, 6 pm – 9 pm
Historic Bear’s Mill Preserve

Enjoy complimentary refreshments around the campfire and live music by Joseph Helfrich. Stock up on holiday cheer in the Mill Store and Art Gallery! The store will be fully stocked with stoneground flours, holiday decorations, homemade candies, gourmet food items and Bear’s Mill souvenirs. FREE.

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland
December 3, 6 pm – 9 pm
Shawnee Prairie Preserve

Wander along the (hopefully) snow-covered trails as you follow over 600+ candle-lit lanterns leading you to the Log House. In and around the Log House, warm yourself by the fire, visit with our pioneer volunteers, and enjoy a seasonal treat! Visit with Santa and decorate cookies inside the Nature Center. Registration required. FREE

Cold Moon Owl Prowl
December 7, 5:30 pm
Eidson Woods Preserve

Under the light of the full moon, we’ll walk the night-time trails of Eidson Woods Preserve
in search of Owls! This quiet walk will take us into the forest as we watch and listen for our nocturnal, feathered friends. Registration required. FREE Christmas Evergreen Pot

Workshop with Wasson Nursery.
December 10, 1 pm
Bish Discovery Center

Join us for festive time putting together your very own Evergreen Porch Pot.
Sleigh your festive decorating this Christmas by making your own Evergreen Porch Pot with
Wasson Nursery hosted by Darke County Parks. Wasson Nursery will provide all of the live
materials and embellishments you need to go home with something special.

Registration required. FEE $45.

For more information, or to register, visit or call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.