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App has lowdown on what's going down downtown

App has lowdown on what's going down downtown

VALPARAISO | If you are looking for things to do during a night on the town in Valparaiso, the city has an app for that.

July 31, 2014 8:30 pm

Valpo playground to help heal abused girls

VALPARAISO | The old playground equipment at Bicentennial Park is being restored so it can be sent to Guatemala to help restore the childhoods of sexually abused girls.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

The purchase of playground equipment for Valparaiso's parks is good news for kids in Valparaiso, but also for kids abroad.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

VALPARAISO | When a parks department playground set retires, it isn't thrown in a landfill. It gets a face-lift and then travels the world.

February 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


Valpo parks soon to have own phone app

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?

January 25, 2014 6:29 pm

Valpo parks to start recycling program by spring

VALPARAISO | Parks are all about being green, and the city's Park Board is looking at being even greener by spring and saving some green along the way.

September 25, 2013 10:00 pm
Central Park Plaza to host Shakespeare, Lazer Ball among varied 2013 events

Central Park Plaza to host Shakespeare, Lazer Ball among varied 2013 events

VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.

April 06, 2013 6:30 pm Photos


Green thumbs just waiting for the white to melt

VALPARAISO | With the recent flurry of snow showers, gardening might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but Valparaiso is gearing up for another community gardens season.

March 09, 2013 8:04 pm

Portage couple fishing for solution to lake access

VALPARAISO | Dale Tipton and his wife Patricia love to fish, but the easiest place for them to get near the water is the toughest place for them to get a line into the water.

May 19, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo community gardens a growing concern

VALPARAISO | Today is opening day at the Valparaiso Parks Department's community gardens but something already has grown there.

May 04, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo sets rules for private rental of downtown park

VALPARAISO| The rules and fees for using the Central Park Plaza and the Porter Health Services Amphitheater are out, but Parks Director John Seibert warned few open dates are left for the coming year.

November 15, 2011 9:30 pm

Challenge Course removed from park

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Parks Department's Challenge Course has been torn down and removed from Rogers Lakewood Park.

August 14, 2011 6:15 pm

Valpo park project stymied by strike

VALPARAISO | The Central Park Plaza construction project, already on a tight schedule for completion before August, is in danger of being waylaid by the strike by operating engineers.

June 28, 2011 9:19 pm

Valpo parks have fans from Canada to the Philippines

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department has gained a world-wide audience. At least, on Facebook.

March 21, 2011 2:00 am
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