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John Seibert

City to open ValPLAYso by Sunday

VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Rains come but ValPLAYso volunteers carry on

Rains come but ValPLAYso volunteers carry on

VALPARAISO | A heavy morning rain shower temporarily interrupted the work by volunteers Tuesday at the big build for ValPLAYso - The Next Generation, but it didn't halt the project. Nor did intermittent showers in the afternoon.

October 07, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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3,000 volunteers expected for ValPlayso's Big Build

3,000 volunteers expected for ValPlayso's Big Build

VALPARAISO | Construction of ValPLAYso — The Next Generation, a.k.a. "the Big Build," begins at 8 a.m. Monday, but the site hasn't exactly been abandoned since the original playground was removed in early August.

October 04, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Valpo awards contract for Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | Berglund Construction Co. is expected to begin construction of the pavilion, skating rink and activity building at Central Park Plaza by next week.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo tries again to lease golf course operation

VALPARAISO | For the second year in a row, the city's Parks Department is looking for someone to take over operation of Creekside Golf Course, but this time it is taking a slightly different approach.

September 27, 2014 9:15 pm

Valpo to award contract for Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | As volunteers are lining up at the north end of town for the ValPlayso playground construction project the week of Oct. 6, the city will break ground Monday downtown for the expansion of Central Park Plaza.

September 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Valpo gearing up for ValPLAYso's 'Big Build'

VALPARAISO | With the "big build" scheduled to start Oct. 6, the city's Parks Department is still looking for volunteers interested in helping put together ValPLAYso The Next Generation, as well as donors of both tools, time and money for the project.

September 23, 2014 8:12 pm

Valpo parks budget includes 3 percent raises

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a $2.78 million 2015 budget Tuesday that includes 3 percent raises for all employees.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo golf courses trying hard to stay afloat

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.

August 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Valpo to open bids for Central Park II in September

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department already is getting inquiries about renting the William Urschel Pavilion being built in the expansion of Central Park Plaza and scheduled to open next August.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Leonard, Berner honored for Valpo parks work

Leonard, Berner honored for Valpo parks work

VALPARAISO | Selfless dedication to Valparaiso's parks is typified by the reaction of Bruce Berner to hearing he was to receive Art Malasto Legends Award from the Parks Foundation.

May 08, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Valpo parks to allow inflatable house, slide

Valpo parks to allow inflatable house, slide

VALPARAISO | People who have asked to have inflatable bouncy houses and other similar entertainment for their parties in Valparaiso parks are going to get their wish.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Parks panel glimpses Central Park plans update

VALPARAISO | With the exception of a few final details, some of which will be determined by the final budget, the design of the Central Park Plaza addition is complete.

April 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Fees having an impact again in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The impact of the parks' impact fee on the city's parks department budget is growing again after going through a couple of years when the fee was waived to try to encourage development.

April 05, 2014 8:23 pm

Valpo finalizes design contract for Central Park Plaza

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.

March 14, 2014 11:29 am

Park Board gets preview of ValPlayso plans

VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valparaiso's Park Board received a preview of what it will look like Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 9:15 pm
Group gives disabled kids chance to play

Group gives disabled kids chance to play

VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.

February 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Plans for new ValPlayso revealed today

Plans for new ValPlayso revealed today

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department wants to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of ValPlayso this fall by tearing it down and building ValPlayso: the Next Generation.

January 30, 2014 9:05 am

Warm weekend spoils Valpo ice-making efforts

VALPARAISO | One thing has been missing from the city Parks Department's annual activities that involve ice the last couple of years: the ice.

January 11, 2014 7:02 pm
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