Summer in the Park

Summer in the park is designed for children ages 10 and under along with their families, each of the programs listed below offers a unique way to get outside, and learn something new about history or nature. This free summer program at Deep River County Park takes place on Wednesdays at 10 AM from June 13- August 8. These programs are designed for families and individuals, if interested in a group reservation call 219-947-1958.


Deep River Mill Landscape

Summer in the Park Programs

Paint with Nature

June 12 at 10 AM

Explore the park for nature's paint brushes. 

Meet the Miller

June 19 at 10 AM

Learn how the miller still makes stone ground cornmeal with hands on activities

Bucket Brigade

June 26 at 10 AM

Learn fire safety with the "Smoke House" and stay  for some watery fun bucket brigade to put out a (pretend) fire!

Flag Fun 

July 3 at 10 AM

Celebrate America with a flag hunt around the park and make your own flag craft.

For the Birds

July 10 at 10 AM

Learn about the birds you can see in the park and make a bird feeder for your backyard. 

Cooking Up History

July 17 at 10 AM

Learn about how meals were prepared in the 1800's.

Sunflower House

July 24 at 10 AM

Help us plant sunflowers for a fall bloom and make a sunflower craft. 

Bugging Out

July 31 at 10 AM 

Don't let bugs BUG you...find out how cool they are at our bug zoo.

It's Un-be-weave-able

August 7 at 10 AM

Learn how we make rag rugs on a 19th century loom. 

Check out more activities at Deep River and for children at other Lake County Park sites on our calendar!

  1. Wed Oct. 23

  2. Fri Oct. 25 - Sun Oct. 27

  1. Fri Oct. 25

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