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.
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.
Valparaiso University is excited to offer Summer Smart, Summer Fun camp for the fourth year! From June 13th - 24th elementary and middle school campers create special projects, science experiments, and original stories to take home and share with parents and friends.
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ trumpeter swans took a 20-minute waddle to their spring and summer home in the non-profit’s wetlands on Tuesday morning with the help of some of their two-legged friends.
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ trumpeter swans received a clean bill of health at their spring checkup Wednesday morning in preparation for their upcoming move to their spring and summer home in the non-profit’s wetlands, representatives said.
Dr. Larry McAfee, who we all know as the jovial veterinarian from McAfee Animal Hospital, paid a visit to Taltree Arboretum and Gardens on March 16, 2016 to conduct a wellness checkup on a couple of permanent feathered residents: trumpeter swans, a male and a female.
The first full ice skating season comes to a close this weekend in downtown Valpo. Almost 50,000 skaters have enjoyed ice skating and other activities at Central Park Plaza since the grand opening in November! “The staff at the rink has just done an outstanding job this fall/winter and we can’t thank them enough” said Parks Director John Seibert