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Valpo Parks Department and Samardzija Announce Samardzija Field Upgrade for Tower Park


Valparaiso Parks has made an exciting announcement concerning the future of Valpo's Tower Park baseball field.

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City of Whiting Welcomes Rivich Antiques & Enterprises to Whiting Lakefront Park

City-of-Whiting-Welcomes-Rivich-Antiques-and-Enterprises-to-Whiting-Lakefront-ParkThe City of Whiting is excited to welcome Rivich Antiques & Enterprises to Whiting Lakefront Park, who will be holding their auction ‘The Vintage Board of Trade’ on Thursday, June 2nd at 6 p.m in the park pavilion. The auction will feature 300 lots of vintage Chicago design pieces including old advertising, jewelry, home decor, mid century furniture, art, and even garden items.

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Valpo Parks Summer Day Camp Opens June 6

Valpo-Parks-Discovery-Camps-2016The Valpo Parks is ready for summer and registration for its Discovery Day Camp is now open. The first week of summer camp, which is held at the 122-acre Rogers-Lakewood Park, begins June 6. Ten weeks of day camps are available for boys and girls, preschool thru eighth grade; campers are divided into age-appropriate groups.

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Taltree Announces Partnership with HighTower Scannell Wealth Management

Taltree-Hightower-PartnershipTaltree Arboretum & Gardens this week announced HighTower Scannell Wealth Management is a sponsor of the final two performances in non-profit’s Acorn Concert Series.

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Valparaiso’s Bike to Work Week is May 16 - 20, 2016

Valpo-Bike-to-Work-Week-2016The Valpo Parks invites community members to celebrate National Bike to Work Week by pedaling to work during the week of May 16-20. The Valpo Parks encourages residents to show their support of the national event by posting their ride-to-work photos, mileage and bike-friendly businesses on the Facebook page for “Valpo Parks.”

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Valpo Parks Foundation Honors "Legends" and "Legendary Friends" at Annual Awards Reception


For the past six years, the Valpo Parks Foundation has been honoring Valparaiso “Friends & Legends” that have changed the landscape of the town for the better. This year kept on that same path for 2016’s celebration and awards reception. The foundation handed out the honors at downtown’s gorgeous Urschel E. Pavilion amongst some of Valpo’s greatest cheerleaders and the families and friends of the guests of honor.

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Valpo Parks Breaks Ground on Vale Park Pathway Project


The Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the latest addition to the city’s 16-mile pathway system. The Vale Park Pathway project will extend the current Vale Park pathway from Valparaiso High School for approximately a half of a mile west.

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Valpo Parks Department to Break Ground on Vale Park Pathway Extension on May 4

Vale Park Pathway -cover collageThe Valpo Parks Department announced today that they will officially break ground on a half-mile extension of the Vale Park pathway on Wednesday, May 4.

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Valpo Parks Foundation to Honor Leetzes, Dave Butterfield


The Valpo Parks Foundation welcomes the public to celebrate volunteerism and leaders giving back to their community with its eighth year of annual service recognition known as “Friends & Legends.” Friends & Legends will be held Thursday, May 5 at Central Park Plaza’s William E. Urschel Pavilion. The reception celebrates all who have helped support the continuing legacy of high quality experiences provided by Valpo Parks.

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Valpo Parks and Recreation Department Panel Meets with Students from Thomas Jefferson Middle School to Discuss State of Parks System


After what has been an amazing and transforming lustrum, the Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department already has its eyes set on the next Five Year Master Plan. This time they are getting more input from citizens than ever before. They will be hosting a series of open forums, focus group discussions, and surveys to learn more about what the community wants and needs. The first panel will be amongst the 8th graders of Team Peace at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

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2016 Fairy Castle Donation Adds to Taltree Exhibit

Fairy-Castle-Donation-Adds-to-Taltree-Exhibit-2016Visitors to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Fairy House exhibit will have a new Fairy Castle to explore thanks to a generous donation from Crown Miniature Society.

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