Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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Master Gardener Classes to Begin

     The Porter County Master Gardener Training class will begin February 4th and run through to May 12th. This year our class will be held in a new room at the Porter County Administration Building. We are recruiting right now for class attendees (capacity 30). The cost of the class is $200.00. The Master Gardener…

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring in the winter months in Northwest Indiana. However, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for you winter pleasure.  Sledding in Northwest Indiana LAKE COUNTY: • Centennial Park – Munster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 . •…

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Annual Winterfest in LaPorte Indiana – 2020

      The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns the end of January  with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town.  Check back often for updates to the WinterFest line up!…

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The Annual Garden Show – Porter County Expo Center

     The Annual Garden Show is to be held on January 21st, 2023, at the Porter County Expo Center, in Valparaiso Indiana.       Admission is $10, tickets purchased at the door only, kids under 12 free. Included with admission are free tickets for the enormous seed & bulb exchange, or bring your own…

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ICE FISHING IN northwest indiana

Ice Fishing in Northwest Indiana

Get the Indiana rules for catching fish, such as quantity, size, and licensing. This information is available Fishing www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2348.htm.             Ice Fishing Areas . . . LAPORTE COUNTY INDIANA: • Fox Memorial Park — Ice fishing on Clear Lake (Clear Lake Blvd), Fishtrap Lake (MCclung Rd.,), located on Fox Park…

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Winter Wonderland January 13th, 2018

   The event, sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), is free to the public. The morning session will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond. The afternoon session will be held at the visitor’s center at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 126th Place and Avenue O,…

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Buckley Homestead

by Robin Black        Settled in 1849 by Irish immigrants who developed their land into a 150-head dairy farm and sold milk to the Chicago market in the early 1900’s. The farm grew in size from 79 acres to 520 acres as it passed through four generations.       In 1977, part of the homestead…

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Indiana Dunes Tourism Gives 2016 Grants

– Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, announced that it has selected 17 non-profit organizations and other groups to receive $33,000 in grant money to help promote their festivals and events, sporting competitions and other tourism-related initiatives during 2016. “The goal of the grant program is to help those who plan…

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Wolf Lake Pavilion

                         The Pav is the centerpiece of the revitalization of the Wolf Lake Memorial park area and was built as part of the 31.4 million dollar grant by the RDA. The grant and the Marquette Plan along the shores of Lake Michigan share goals of…

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