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Valpo Parks Celebrates Their New Clifford Property Horticulture Complex


It’s been just over a week since the Valpo Parks horticulture crew moved into their new Clifford Property on Campbell Street and the group couldn’t be happier. As a space many of them worked to build, the group is not only proud of the new facilities, but excited to utilize the new space for growing the plants that bring color and beauty to Valparaiso.

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Valpo Parks Foundation to Honor Frataccias, Doug Pierce, and Samardzija Family


The Valpo Parks Foundation welcomes the public to celebrate volunteerism and leaders giving back to their community with its tenth year of annual service recognition known as “Friends & Legends.” Friends & Legends will be held Thursday, May 3 at Old Fairgrounds Park’s Butterfield Family Pavilion. The reception celebrates all who have helped support the continuing legacy of high quality experiences provided by Valpo Parks.

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Nominate Valparaiso to Receive a $20K Grant During Earth Month


For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign. The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

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We're Ready to Ride; Are You?

Valpo-Velocity-Bike-Share-Valpo-Parks-2018The Valpo Velocity Bike Share program is back for the 2018 biking season! Valpo Velocity is a low cost bike share program that supports the environment and a healthy lifestyle. Keep Valpo moving with Valpo Velocity powered by Zagster.

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Hidden Hiking Gems of Northwest Indiana


Northwest Indiana is filled from border to border with what makes the Region home – local diners, microbreweries, county fairs, and believe it or not, its outdoors.

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Valpo Parks Uses Fit City to Encourage Improving Body, Mind, Character, and Community

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For the new year, many are focusing on health, fitness, and making better choices throughout the year. Valpo Parks is no exception, which is why they’ve partnered with the City of Valparaiso to bring a larger focus to creating a Fit City!

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Valparaiso’s Award-Winning Vale Park West Pathway Comes Alive with Sights, Sounds of Holiday Season


The Valparaiso Parks Department again lit the candles and set out cookies and hot chocolate to invite area residents to come out for an evening of fun and exercise along the award-winning Vale Park West Pathway.

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Winter Lights Drive-Throughs at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Winter-Night-Lights-5Porter County Parks & Recreation invites one and all to Sunset Hill Farm Park (775 Meridian Rd., Liberty Township) to enjoy our Winter Lights displays. Over 300 lighted displays, many hand-made by members of the Northwest Indiana Historical Power Association and park staff, are arranged around the park. Visitors are welcome to drive through the park to view the lights.

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Lakes of Valparaiso Community Celebrates Trail Park Ribbon Cutting


Residents, staff, members of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, and community members met at The Lakes of Valparaiso on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Trail Park with a ribbon cutting. The new park brings even more recreation to residents, offering a tennis court, basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, and a bark park.

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Porter County Parks & Recreation Welcomes Volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park

sunsetpathPorter County Parks & Recreation was pleased to welcome volunteers from Swartz, Retson & Co. Certified Accountants to Sunset Hill Farm Park on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a Day of Service. These volunteers worked to clear invasive plants from the natural prairie and plant beneficial trees around the pond. Greg Ward, Principal at Swartz, Retson & Co. said “Our firm likes to volunteer as a way to give back to the community. We choose Porter County Parks and Recreation since it has great facilities like Sunset Hill Farm that many of us use and want keep nice for years to come.”

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Partners Celebrate East Branch of the Little Calumet River Opening

Save-the-Dunes-LogoThe East Branch of the Little Calumet River is one of Northwest Indiana’s invaluable natural resources, providing habitat for aquatic wildlife and picturesque views for hikers on nearby trails. Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, the National Park Service, Student Conservation Association, and the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association are working to restore habitat and improve access along the river corridor.

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