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ValPLAYso Park Construction Begins August 2, 2014

siteplanEven though the new ValPLAYso playground will not be built until October 6 - 12, ValPLAYso Park construction begins Saturday, August 2nd. In order to prepare the playground site and to construct the new park infrastructure needed for the playground, the current ValPLAYso must be dismantled and removed first.

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80th Anniversary Festival Honors County Icon

80th-Anniversary-PosterThis Saturday Porter County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a family reunion style festival to celebrate 80 Years of Sunset Hill Farm from 11am-3pm at Sunset Hill Farm County Park at 775 Meridian, Valparaiso. Sunset Hill’s history dates back to 1934 as a farm owned by Colonel Murray and his family. Later on, this property was donated and repurposed into the Sunset Hill Farm County Park that exists today, still keeping ties to its roots as a family farm through programming and partnerships.

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Variety of Dunes-related Topics Discussed at Third Coast Spice Cafe

dunes-at-third-coast-1A number of positive initiatives to promote the Indiana Dunes and discussion about pertinent issues regarding the topic ensued during a “Community Coffee Talk” hosted by Third Coast Spice Cafe in Chesterton on Tuesday.

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Porter County Parks Briefs, July 2014

rot3Sunset Hill Farm 80th Anniversary Festival
Saturday, July 26th, 11-3 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm County Park, FREE

Mark your calendars to join us for a festival at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to celebrate our rich 80 year history! The event will include a game between the Deep River Grinders and Sunset Hill Colonels at noon, the Mega 360 Obstacle Course by Bounce N Around, Laser Ball NWI, face painting, wagon rides, games, crafts and more. With food by Birky Farms and a beer garden featuring Triton Brewing. You don’t want to miss it!

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Free Concert at Coffee Creek on Saturday, July 19, 2014

coffee-creekEnjoy a music-filled evening under the stars Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Chesterton Amphitheater in the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. The Hobart Area Concert Band is performing at Concert at the Creek. Conductor Shirley Oppman raises the baton at 7 o'clock for an evening featuring Disney blockbuster, Rock 'n Roll, and highlights from Grease!

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Free 80th Anniversary Festival to Celebrate Sunset Hill!

80th-anniversary-festivalCome Celebrate With Us! This July marks the 80th anniversary of Sunset Hill Farm which is great cause for celebration! Come out to the park on Saturday July 26th from 11am-3pm for a FREE festival to honor the role that Sunset Hill and all those who have worked, lived, visited and played there have meant to the park over the years!

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Parks Foundation Hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

CS-Classic-foursomeThis fun-filled day of golf includes a summer cookout, prizes, awards, and a t-shirt for all participants. The 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids is coming up on Thursday, July 17. There is a morning skills competition for juniors age 12 and under, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon and the Classic Golf Outing with foursomes composed of 2 adults and 2 juniors beginning at 1:00 p.m. The afternoon tournament is a 12-hole scramble.

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