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. 
Business Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
(closed for city holidays and holiday weekends)
Trails Open:  
Daily- Dawn to Dusk 
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Winter 2018 Volunteer Newsletter
The  Winter 2018 issue of our volunteer newsletter is now available!

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!

Upcoming Visitor Center Closings
The EEC will be closed on the following city holidays:
  • Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Monday, February 18 (Presidents' Day)
Our trails are open dawn to dusk, every day; please park at the yellow gate and walk in. 
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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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