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.
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 | 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.
VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.
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.
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 contract with American Golf Management LLC to lease Creekside Golf Course is still pending, but the city's Park Board approved an agreement with the company to provide golf instruction.
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 | The city's Park Board could vote on the first lease agreement for the operation of one of its golf courses.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is doing a regional search for someone who "has a passion for numbers and finance" to fill the position of business operations director.
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course has been a success since opening in 2000, but it is not successful enough to pay the debt service on the bond to build it.
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 | Now that the public has spoken on the plans for expansion of the Central Park Plaza, the city hopes to have final plans ready in about a month.
VALPARAISO | The city and the architects at Design Organization have been tossing around ideas for the expansion of Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza for a year.
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.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the next phase of the Central Park Plaza development will be presented to the public for the first time at a pair of meetings at 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Valparaiso City Hall.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a 2014 budget Tuesday that included 3 percent raises for all employees.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is ready to install the first of its trailhead signs along with another sign at the entrance to Foundation Meadows Park.
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