Monroe Lake hosting Nature Play Days passport program, June 5-13

Monroe Lake is offering a Nature Play Days Passport program from June 5–13 that is designed to encourage Hoosiers to venture outside.

The passport includes 30 activity options in three categories, scheduled public programs at Paynetown State Recreation Area, self-guided activities to do at Monroe Lake (or another local park), and outdoor play activities that can be enjoyed anywhere, including in your own backyard.

To successfully complete a passport, participants need to finish at least 10 of the 30 activity options (including at least one from each of the three categories) between June 5–13.

Passports can be obtained electronically by registering at or in person at the Paynetown Activity Center from June 2–13 during regular operating hours.

Completed passports must be presented to a naturalist at the Paynetown Activity Center no later than June 20 to claim a certificate and small prize and to be entered to win a hand-painted wooden plant press. The center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

The daily entrance fee for Paynetown SRA is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plates and $9 per vehicle with out-of-state plates.

Questions about this event should be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or to Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist, at Nature Play Days are an initiative of the Indiana Children & Nature Network, see more at



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