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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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Registration Open for Valparaiso University's Summer Smart Summer Fun Camp

Registration_for_VUs_Summer_Smart_Summe-1Valparaiso 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.

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Taltree’s Trumpeter Swans Waddle to 2016 Spring, Summer Home


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.

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Hidden Gems at Taltree: Railway Garden


If you love trains, models, history and - of course - gardening, the Railway Garden at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens is a can’t miss spot.

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Taltree’s Trumpeter Swans Preparing for Move to Spring, Summer Home in 2016


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.

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Dr. McAfee Gives Taltree’s Swans a Clean Bill of Health

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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.

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Ice Skating Season at Central Park Closes Sunday, March 6, 2016

Valpo-Central-Park-Ice-rink-2016The 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

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Valpo Parks Briefs: February 2016

Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

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