(La Porte County, IN) - A new La Porte County park is all about simplicity.
Sebert Woods County Park and Nature Preserve opened this week. It’s located on West 925 North, east of I-94 and just south of the blueberry farms on 1000 North.
According to La Porte County Commissioner Joe Haney, Wilmer Sebert donated the land about 20 years ago, and the county park board has recently worked to make it accessible to visitors.
Haney, who is the liaison to the park board, said the no-frills park is a great place to simply encounter nature. “It’s just a beautiful 40-acre piece of land,” he said. “It’s a minimalist park, if you will. There are no facilities out there other than a parking area. There are some marked trails right now. They’re trying to get up some other signage.” Haney said the land features paper birch and wintergreens, blueberry bushes, orchids, wildflowers, and ferns. Currently a path of about half a mile is carved through the natural habitat.
Haney said the park’s simplicity will make operating costs minimal. He hopes other scenic parcels of land can be converted into nature preserves, particularly in southern parts of La Porte County.