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Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home Embarks Upon Partnership with Valpo Parks

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“Keep calm and support your local business!” This motto rings true at Valparaiso’s Tudor Carpet One Floor & Home, as they just recently implemented a channel to support another local business they feel strongly about. For every hardwood floor purchased, $25 of that sale will be donated to the Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation to plant a tree.

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Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza

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An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and...

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Valpo Parks Offering S.T.E.A.M Filled Summer to Valparaiso Kids

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S.T.E.A.M. is the focus of much attention these days. A focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math is important for filling skills gaps and giving the future workforce the ability to solve creative problems in their fields. Plus, the hands on nature of S.T.E.A.M. makes for a fun learning environment that kids can get excited for!

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Valpo Parks to Host Velocity Bike Share Expansion Ribbon Cutting

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The City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks invites community members to a ribbon cutting for the expansion of the Valpo Velocity Bike Share program on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the new bike station located on Cumberland Crossing Drive near the Valparaiso YMCA.

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Pulaski County and Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc. Lights Up the Past at the 41st Annual Power Weekend

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The amount of history embedded in and around Northwest Indiana is easy to forget thanks to our proximity to Chicago– but some organizations, like Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc., are dedicated to preserving and highlighting the people and machines that helped make Indiana what it is today. This weekend, Power from the Past hosted their annual Power Weekend at Winamac Town Park, a small peninsula nestled in by Pulaski County’s Tippecanoe River.

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Stanley Cup Coming to Valparaiso

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The most coveted trophy in sports, the iconic Stanley Cup, is coming to Valparaiso’s William E. Urschel Pavilion, Thursday, July 26; 4:00-6:00 p.m. Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden, who called Valparaiso home for more than a decade, and wife Shelby, a Valparaiso High School graduate, will be bringing the cup back to the area to celebrate the Capitals’ first NHL Championship.

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17th Annual Valpo Parks Foundation's Creekside Classic Raises Money for Valpo Parks

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More than two dozen junior golfers age 12 and under participated in the Creekside Classic for Kids Skills competition on July 19 at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center in Valparaiso. Juniors competed in six skill areas and the winners were:

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking


city-of-hammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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City of Valparaiso Fireworks Date Rescheduled


valpo-parksWhile we were disappointed that the fireworks show did not happen as scheduled on July 4th, we were very thankful that City Parks, Police and Fire Staff worked together to make the right call and helped evacuate the site when severe storm warnings were issued. Our community was extraordinary in its response and as a result all persons were safe before the storms hit the area.

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Valpo Parks Foundation Officially Opens Samardzija Field at Tower Park

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After months of strenuous work and constant planning, the Valpo Parks Foundation opened Samardzija Field at Tower Park. The Valpo community came together on Friday to honor the field that Jeff Samardzija, a professional pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, his family members, and other stakeholders in the Valpo community broke ground on in the fall of 2017. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Valpo’s youth players took to the field for the first time.

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Valpo Parks Summer Discovery Day Camp Opens June 4, 2018


Valpo-Parks-Summer-Discovery-Day-Camp-Opens-June-4-2018The 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 4. The camp consists of nine weeks of day camps and are available for boys and girls, preschool thru entering ninth grade, and are divided into age-appropriate groups.

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