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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


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


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

Valpo OKs golf instruction pact for Creekside

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.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo ready to finalize plans for Central Park

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.

December 13, 2013 2:27 pm

Creekside lease fulfilling golf coach's dream

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board could vote on the first lease agreement for the operation of one of its golf courses.

December 07, 2013 8:30 pm
Urschels give $3M for Valpo park pavilion

Urschels give $3M for Valpo park pavilion

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.

November 19, 2013 5:45 pm Photos


Valpo parks seeks new business operations director

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.

October 30, 2013 7:30 pm

Valpo seeking companies to lease Creekside

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.

October 29, 2013 5:42 pm

Valpo opens LifeTrail exercise stations to public

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.

October 24, 2013 2:38 pm
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