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