Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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Spring Out to Sunset Festival – #Valpo

Spring Out To Sunset Hill for their Annual Spring Out Festival held on held in May, 2022from Noon to 4pm. You’ll find lots of Family Fun from the Porter County Parks and Recreation in Valparaiso Indiana.Featuring:Family ActivitiesInflatables,Meet the Animals,Vintage Baseball,Live Music,Wagon Rides,Official BBQ CompetitionCraft Beer Garden (during Live Concert in the evening) With entertainment, live…

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Bald Eagle Extends to the Calumet Region

By Carolyn A. Marsh      The proliferation of Bald Eagles in North America has extended its range into the bistate Calumet Region. Eagles are seen flying over Lake Michigan, the bi-state Wolf Lake, Little Calumet and Grand Calumet Rivers and wetlands.      In February my friend and I saw a congregation of 14…

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Birding in Northwest Indiana

    If you are a Birding Enthusiast, Northwest Indiana is the place to be! Where else do you find a Four Day Birding Festival dedicated to just Birding? From the Indiana Dunes, to the Hammond Indiana Bird Sanctuary to the Kankakee Wildlife Preserve there’s plenty to see and do. There’s also the Weekly Birding Walks…

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Washington Park Zoo Opens with New Born Otters

On January 31st, 2017 a pair  of otter pups were born at Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City Indiana. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Washington Park Zoo has welcomed the birth of River Otters.  Although we are giving the mom plenty of privacy to raise her pups, our keeper staff are…

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14th Annual Portage Community & Business Night

     Let the Portage Chamber of Commerce help your business bloom and grow at the 19th Annual Portage Community and Business Night.  This event offers businesses the chance to showcase their service or product to over 750 people in the Greater Portage Community.  This is also a fantastic opportunity provide exposure to over 100…

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Washington Park Zoo Receives Grant

The Washington Park Zoological Society would like to acknowledge the Otto J. and Margaret M. Zack Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee for awarding us a grant for 2017 in the amount of $80,000. This grant is to be used to purchase and install 2 generators along with food and medical expenses for the…

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Duneland Woodcarvers Show – Portage Indiana

This 42nd ANNUAL DUNELAND WOODCARVERS SHOW 2017 will be held on SATURDAY and SUNDAY, April  2020 The show will be held at Woodland Park, in the Oakwood Grand Hall. Artists in woodcarving, gourds and wood working throughout the Midwest display their pieces and be judged in 47 categories. Children are admitted free with purchase of…

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Ringing in Spring – Valparaiso YMCA

The Valparaiso Family YMCA will host Ringing In Spring 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Saturday, April 4th, 2020  at the Valparaiso Family YMCA at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive in Valparaiso. This is the race where Indiana begins the running season. The 25th Annual event brings athletes of all abilities together to support the Y…

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

     Invest In our Planet, on Earth Day, 9am – 1pm, on Saturday, April 22nd at the Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso Indiana.     Perhaps you can use bedding, keys, art supplies, towels, coats, tools etc. Porter County Recycling will advertiser your wish list to the community and encourage donations at the Earth…

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Maple Syrup Time at Deep River Park

Want the Maple Syrup Experience?      Join thousands of famlies this March 12th -13th & 19th – 20th, 2022 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. for this FREE program.      Maple syrup can only be produced in certain U.S. states and Canada and only at a certain time of the year.  Above freezing day temperatures and…

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