Central Park Plaza
Students and supporters look on as a Valparaiso High School band plays at the start of a fall sports rally at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza in October. The city plans to expand the popular downtown park.
VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Friday with Design Organization for $812,585 for developing the final design and construction plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | After a decade in office, Mayor Jon Costas said Valparaiso has evolved "from good to great," but he sees the city's future bringing "opportunity like never before."
VALPARAISO | You're in Valparaiso to have a nice dinner at one of the city's downtown restaurants, and, after the meal, you wonder what's happening in town that you might enjoy watching. What do you do?
VALPARAISO | With the help of a carryover balance of almost $800,000 and a little less financial uncertainty in the city's health insurance, Valparaiso expects to spend about $3 million in economic development income taxes this year.
VALPARAISO | One thing has been missing from the city Parks Department's annual activities that involve ice the last couple of years: the ice.
VALPARAISO | The city wants to buy a 6,700-square-foot parking area from Ernie Darr as part of the expansion of Central Park Plaza, and Darr said he wants to sell it — if he gets a fair price.
VALPARAISO | Unable to reach agreement over purchasing a .15-acre parcel behind several businesses on Lincolnway, the city filed condemnation proceedings last week against the owners Ernest and Nancy Darr.
VALPARAISO | The number of events keeps growing, but the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events has shortened its name to Valparaiso Events.
VALPARAISO | The city took another step Friday in its planning for the expansion of Central Park Plaza with the approval of a new contract with Design Organization to finalize the schematic for the proposed addition.
VALPARAISO | After having a front row balcony seat to observe all the improvements being made in the city's downtown, Patrick Lyp is going to step onto the stage to be part of making new things happen as the city's economic development director.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Fire Chief David Nondorf admits he was not looking forward to attending the opening cermony for the city's new Central Park Plaza on Aug. 6, 2011. So, he was glad when he was called away to a house fire.
VALPARAISO | If the ghost of William E. Urschel, founder of Urschel Laboratories, still lives in the house he built at Indiana Avenue and Napoleon Street, he will soon be able to look out the front windows at the new pavilion/skating rink to bear his name in Central Park Plaza.
Green Bay Packers fan Audra VanLanen, of Valparaiso joins Bear and Packers fans Monday in Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza to watch the Chicago Bears play long-time rival Green Bay Packers on a live telecast of the game.
Green Bay Packers fan Steve Ingram, left and Bears fan Jim Korilko, both of Valparaiso, gather in Central Park Plaza Monday night, joining hundreds of football fans to watch the teams face off on a giant screen showing a live broadcast of Monday Night Football.
Dana Yake and Nick Bonaventura share a blanket, but not favorite teams as they join others Monday night in Valapraiso's Central Park Plaza for a live telcast of the Chicago Bears playing the Green Bay Packers.
Hundreds of football fans packed Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza Monday night to watch the Chicago Bears play long-time rival Green Bay Packers on a big-screen live telecast of the game. Food and other items were offered for sale to help support local teams and clubs, including VHS Quarterba…
VALPARAISO | On Friday, Oct. 25, The Times Media sponsored and participated in the annual Fall Harvest Festival in downtown Valparaiso in Central Park Plaza from 4-6 p.m.
VALPARAISO | Despite being close to an agreement for the sale of a parking lot the city wants to make part of the Central Park Plaza expansion, the city's Board of Public Works and Safety voted Friday to authorize condemnation proceedings to obtain it.
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