Lakeshore Report

The Nature Play Zone – Innovators of the Month

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BY:Lakeshore Staff

September 5, 2014 — Lakeshore Report has teamed up with The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana to highlight some of the best forward-thinking projects and people the region has to offer. For more information about The Society of Innovators, a project of Ivy Tech Northwest, go to

In the premiere of our Innovators of the Month segment, Lakeshore Report heads to Gary’s Miller neighborhood where staff from the Paul H.Douglas Center for Environmental Education have transformed an unused area inside the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore into family-friendly feature of the park. The Nature Play Zone, opened in April of 2013, encourages children and adults to interact with nature, and remember what it means to “go play outside.”

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