Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Now Open After Covid-19 Quarantine

This Post will be updated Often as More Places Open! – Check Back Later!       The virus has cancelled the 168th Lake County Fair, Pierogi Fest, Fourth of July parades and many other special events that make Northwest Indiana summers fun and a destination for hundreds of thousands. Some Places are opening back up…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens to Open May 1st

     Friendship Botanic Gardens will open to the public beginning this Friday, May 1st.       The Gardens will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily admission (Tuesday-Sunday) is $9; seniors, $7; however, on Thursdays, admission to the Gardens is $5 for everyone. Children 12 and under are free everyday; active…

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Valpo Parks To Open Up Golf

     Creekside Golf Course and Forest Park Golf Courses are scheduled to open!  Valpo Parks staff has been working on best practice protocol to re-open Creekside and open Forest Park within a phased approach for the safety of customers and staff.      They have also now acquired Personal Protection Equipment that is appropriate…

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Fishing Essentials Every Beginner Needs

Fishing Essentials

If you’re looking to get into fishing, you’ll need to learn new skills and acquire the right equipment. Your approach and tools may also change depending on where and how you fish as well. The following items are fishing essentials every beginner needs. Fishing License In order to fish legally as an adult, you’ll need…

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Highland Parks Offers Virtual Games!

Fun, free contests and activities:      Make the most out of your time at home by entering one of our Facebook contests!  They’ve already conducted a Kids Art Contest and Lip Sync Contest and have posted the winners’ work to our page.  Below are some current contests still open and they will be posting…

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Indiana Dunes Open With Social Distancing

     Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s Shelter-in-Place orders. While all park buildings, including restrooms, are closed until further notice, national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open.…

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Friendship Botanic Gardens Remains Open To Members Only

     During these uncertain times and caution of COVID-19, community members are still able to take advantage of the membership benefits at Friendship Botanic Gardens while still following the social distancing guidelines.       Being in nature is good for the mind, body and spirit. While there may be uncertainty in the world right…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations & Closings

Coronavirus CANCELLATIONS: The virus has cancelled the 168th Lake County Fair, Pierogi Fest, Fourth of July parades and many other special events that make Northwest Indiana summers fun and a destination for hundreds of thousands. FESTIVALS: (In Order Of Occurance) Corkscrew and Brew, Rescheduled June 20th, 4-8pm, Chesterton Dyer Summerfest Cancelled. Jammin with the Dunes…

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Things to do In Merrillville Indiana

Create Art At Busy Bees Art Studio at Southlake Mall Southlake Auto Cruise Nights NwIndiana Symphony Orchestra Concerts at Living Hope Church Seasons Cajun & Southern Cuisine Restaurant and Catering Visit Albanese Candy Factory Visit Hidden Lake Park – Drive Thru Christmas Lights during the Holidays Concerts & Shows at Living Hope Church Shake up…

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Hidden Lake Park

    Hidden Lake Park is open every day from 9:00am to Dusk! Patrons can experience paddleboats, shelters, concessions, softball games, disc golf, fitness trail, playgrounds, fishing, picnic areas, sledding hill and a nice social center. Although there is a nice sized lake with a beautiful fountain, it’s too small for watercrafts. All picnic areas have…

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