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Valpo Parks Ice Rink Offers Extended Holiday Hours

Valpo-Parks-Ice-Rink-Offers-Extended-Holiday-HoursValpo Parks ice rink will be offering extended holiday hours beginning at 12 noon, Thursday, December 20, 2018. Skate admission is $5 per person and skate rental is $4. All ages and abilities are welcome. Skate aids, ADA skate sled, lockers, skate sharpening and concessions available.

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Valpo Parks Continues Glowing Tradition with Luminary Walk


On Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Parks Department invited the city of Valparaiso to their 3rd Annual Luminary Walk, held at the Award-winning Vale Park West Pathway. Crowds flocked to grab hot cocoa and warm cookies provided by Valpo Athletics and Valpo Parks as they prepared for the magical three-quarter mile walk, a tradition that the citizens of Valparaiso hold dear to their heart.

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Hammond Sportsplex Welcomes Community to Ring in the Season with Santa


Hammond’s newest attraction threw open its doors, welcoming parents and children from around the area for a special opportunity: the chance to meet face-to-face with a special someone who is very much in demand this time of year, the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!

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Valpo Flips the Switch on Christmas Season with Annual Winter Fest and Tree Lighting


Valparaiso’s beloved Central Park Plaza played host this evening to hundreds of happy families--and one very large tree-- for the annual Winter Fest and Tree Lighting event.

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Valpo Parks Lights Up Holiday Season November 24th

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ at the Valparaiso Central Park Plaza! From pictures with Santa, figure skating performances to carolers, this holiday weekend couldn't get any better! Oh, and did we mention the upcoming EPIC tree lighting? 


The Valpo Parks Department’s Annual 1st Source Bank Winter Fest and Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 24th. Residents are invited to join the staff and friends at the William E. Urschel Pavilion for a magical family event to ring in the holiday season.

Winter-Fest-2018-1Chris Mahlmann sat with the Executive Director of Valpo Parks, John Seibert,...

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Valpo Parks Kicks Off the Winter Season With First Skate Fundraiser


Valparaiso is a town full of excitement all year long, even in the winter! On Saturday night, ice skating under the Urschel Pavilion kicked off its 4th opened season with the Valpo Parks Foundation First Skate Fundraiser.

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The Valpo Parks Golfing Experience

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If you take the short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, you will stumble upon Valpo Parks Creekside Golf Course and Training Center, a true hidden gem in the world of golf.

Creekside offers two courses: three-hole Meadows Course and nine-hole Glen Course. These courses provide the perfect environment to learn how to play, polish your skills, and challenge your game.

The course has a 48-station heated and lighted driving range, with other amenities such as covered and heated tee boxes, putting green, and chipping and practice putting areas. Creekside also provides an indoor teaching area alongside a lovely clubhouse with pro-shot and concession services. Undoubtedly, this type of quality service offers a golf experience like no other as it provides a haven for golfers of all ages and skill levels to...

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



“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


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


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


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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