Elkhart Environmental Center


The Elkhart Environmental Center is an environmental education facility that opened in 1991 on a remediated city dump. It has over 66 acres of dedicated trails, prairie grass, wetlands, and riverfront. The Center offers educational programs & events, field trips, and volunteer opportunities for the public. 

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What's New

EnviroKid Camp

The EEC is thrilled to bring back our EnviroKid Camp this summer! Click the image above for more information or to register.

2019 Earth Day

Our Earth Day celebration is coming up! Click the image above for details about the event and activities!

NewsletterThe  Spring 2019 issue of our volunteer newsletter is now available!


Our 2019 EnviroFest booth application is now available, click the image above! Don't forget to read about the major event changes in our Booth Info & FAQs.

Upcoming Visitor Center Closings
The EEC will be closed on the following city holidays:
  • Friday, April 19 (Good Friday)
  • Tuesday, May 7 (Election Day)
  • Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
Our trails are open dawn to dusk, every day; please park at the yellow gate and walk in. 

Master Plan

The EEC Master Plan is now available! Community members and representatives worked with Troyer Group to map out the next 5-10 years for the EEC! It features plans for enhancing the site, strategic partnerships, and the development of new programs. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!

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Contact Us

Jamison Czarnecki,
Environmental Center Supervisor

1717 E Lusher Ave
Elkhart, IN 46516
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  • Phone:  (574) 293-5070
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  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm

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