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Summertime is the Perfect Time to Bring Your Bikes on the South Shore Line!


Imagine taking your bike to the Indiana Dunes for the day and biking along their beautiful trails or spending the day in Chicago without having to worry about utilizing expensive transportation throughout the city. These are just two of many realities made possible by the Bikes on Trains program offered by the South Shore Line.

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Valpo Parks Monday Shorts, June 26, 2017

Valpo-Parks-Monday-Shorts-2017A quick look at the week ahead...
NEW! Mommy and Me Yoga: Focusing on the developmental needs of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Meditation, storytelling, games, poses, and creative expression are included in this yoga class. August 16 - October 4.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, June 23, 2017

Valpo-Parks-Briefs-June-23-2017Youth Back to School Soccer Register Now!
June 30 is the deadline to sign up for Youth Co-ed Back to School Soccer. Games begin August 5.

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Valparaiso’s Vale Park West Pathway receives Greenways Foundation of Indiana 2017 Outstanding Trail Project Award

Vale-Park-West-Pathway-receives-2017-Outstanding-Trail-Project-AwardValparaiso’s newest Pathway, Vale Park West, received the 2017 Outstanding Trail Project Award at the Greenways Foundation of Indiana’s Annual Luncheon held in Carmel on June 13, 2017.

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Hundreds Turn Out for 2017 National Get Outdoors Day

“That’s a big one!”

dlc-go-day-2017It was hard to tell who was more excited as father and son admired the contents of their dip net—a 2 inch crayfish. The small group of parents and kids gathered on the bank of the Little Calumet River glanced over appreciatively.

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Valpo Parks Monday Shorts, June 16, 2017

Soccer-ball-grassRegister Now for Back to School Soccer!
June 30 is the deadline to sign up for Youth Co-ed Back to School Soccer. Games begin August 5.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, June 9, 2017

Valpo-Parks-Briefs-June-9-2017Join us on Mondays this summer for Roller Skating
Wm E Urschel Pavilion
beginning Monday June 12
5:00 - 10:00 PM

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Camp FUNset Begins June 12, 2017


It’s summer time at last, and your kids are ready for fun! Camp FUNset at Sunset Hill Farm Park provides kids going into 1st through 8th grade a great way to spend their summer days playing outdoors, having adventures, and making friends.

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A New Chellberg Farm Family is Making the Farm Cool Again

New-Chellberg-Farm-Family-is-Making-the-Farm-Cool-Again-2017_01Years ago, Annette Hansen and her son stopped by the Chellberg Farm in Porter to see the animals. There were pigs to pet, cows to moo with, and chickens to peck and poke.

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Hammond's 2017 Summer Recreation Program

Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2017, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games.

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City of Valparaiso's 4th of July Blast Celebration New Location


The July 4, 2017 celebration will be located on the Cumberland Loop located at Vale Park Road and Valparaiso Street. Thanks to a partnership with the Urschel’s, the property within the loop will be the launching area for the fireworks display. It will also host the stage for musical entertainment and provide a seating area for guests. Vale Park Road will be closed from Valparaiso Street to Cumberland Drive and will be the site for food trucks, concessions, porta-potties, and other guest services.

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