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.
VALPARAISO | The LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System and its seven workout stations were officially opened to the public Thursday, but nobody was interested in braving chilly temperatures and trying out any of the 20 exercise stations or 150 different activities it offered.
VALPARAISO | Seven exercise stations. Twenty separate pieces of exercise equipment. Up to 150 different exercises.
VALPARAISO | Workers from Rieth-Riley this week are widening and repaving the walking track around the perimeter of Fairgrounds Park.
Kevin McCord, with Rieth-Riley, works Thursday on the repaving project on the walking path at Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso.
Workers from Rieth-Riley on Thursday pave the walking path at Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. The 22-year-old path is being widening from 6 feet to 8 feet as part of the project.
Workers from Rieth-Riley pave the walking path Thursday at Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | The city has received a grant intended to provide exercises to help older residents become extremely older residents, Valparaiso Parks Director John Seibert said.
VALPARAISO | The track around the perimeter of Fairgrounds Park will be closed for the next 10 days so it can be repaved and widened.
VALPARAISO | Beginning Tuesday, August 20, the track at Fairgrounds Park will be temporarily closed for repaving. The track will be closed to the public during construction, which is estimated to take up to 10 days depending on weather.
VALPARAISO | The total reconstruction of the asphalt paths at Fairgrounds Park will begin Monday with the replacement of the connection between the two parking lots and the area around the concession stand building.
VALPARAISO | At 8 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 26, Fairgrounds Park gates were locked and the park was temporarily closed to the public for their safety.
VALPARAISO | Three people with long-time and generous connections to the city's parks were honored Thursday during a reception at the Butterfield Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park.
VALPARAISO | It's an unpleasant job but cleaning up after your pet is part of the responsibility of ownership, and it's the message behind the city's "Scoop the Poop" program.
VALPARAISO | The Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability welcomed a new member Wednesday, but it continues to struggle to get a quorum for meetings.
VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.
VALPARAISO | Playgrounds are a concept kids in many parts of the world can't comprehend.
VALPARAISO | The next phase of drainage work at Bicentennial Park should begin in two weeks following approval of a contract for the work by the city's Park Board on Thursday.
VALPARAISO | The Butterfield Family Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park has seen a lot since its Depression-era construction in the 1930s, from its days as an animal barn for the Porter County Fair to the upcoming Galacti-Con gaming convention in October.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Parks Department has a priority list of projects it wants to do in 2013 but only enough money to do about a third of them.
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